In short: Enjoyed - thanks all In full: My 4th year in running the event, and still one of my favorite races of the year. Found it quite tough - it's not really a p.b. course - but I get faster each year so am happy!
Both my children (4 and 6) enjoyed the fun run, and the older one took part in the 3k for the first time this year. I was really proud and happy that she completed both laps, and hardly walked at all!
Many thanks to all the organisers. It was a lovely morning out for the family, as always. Bouncy castle appeared to be free, and the refreshments were very reasonably priced. We won some wine plus some local carrots and potatoes from the tombolo! We will be back.
One small niggle - maybe there could be a few more gents loos? Only one sit down toilet was quite limiting. Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: Lovely friendly race in a beautiful setting In full: I turned up alone having registered a couple of days before as I wasn't sure I could run 10k until this week. This was an excellent race to do as a relatively inexperienced race - friendly people, well organised, loads of encouraging marshals and beautiful scenery. The hill at the start is interesting but doable if you grit your teeth and the last 1k being downhill made it a great fun finish. Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: My favourite 10k In full: This is my 3rd running of the race and it has become my favourite 10k. The hill adds a nice challenge and the rest of the course is through lovely country lanes. Apart from the hill the rest of the course is pretty flat so don't underestimate getting a fast time here (I did!) Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: nice route - some (easy) organisational changes would make this a great race In full: I got quite lost trying to find the start; below BOTF references some signs but I didn't see them and I wasn't the only one; furthermore, the map on the race pamphlet was hopeless. The start through the gate is also a bit silly, particularly if the field were to get bigger. Finally, I'd rather not receive a really crap (recycled?) medal like that, just don't bother. Nice route (the hill makes it a bit different!) set-up and venue so improve on these basics and this could become a very popular race. My honest feedback is aimed to help this. Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: Tough-out the hill, then enjoy the course In full: What a cracking little race this is. Yes, it has a killer 1k hill at the start, but everything else more than makes up for it - lovely quiet country course, friendly marshals & excellent organisation. Two minor improvements I would suggest would be slightly more toilets, but mostly make the signs directing runners to the race much larger & more obvious. Quite a few people commented that they'd got lost trying to find it, even driving right past the signs on the main road because they were so small and indistinct when in a car. Minor criticisms though, and they certainly didn't detract from an excellent race :) Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: Awesome hill- both ways! In full: They very kindly warn you about the hill at the start- over 200ft up over the first half mile, but thereafter a pleasant undulating route over mostly quiet roads. Well marshalled in all the right places and pleasant conditions weather-wise. On the way back the hill was serious fun coming down. Hope everyone managed to avoid the roadkill pheasant at the side of the road! Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: Tough start but fast finish In full: First km is hard with a large hill but thereafter it's gentle ups and downs and you get to go down the hill at the end. The result is a faster course than one might think. A nice village green type of event with tea and cake stalls, burger and beer bar. Smooth organization and all in a good day out. Worth doing. And the 10:30 start makes it accessible to those of us who take the train. Date of review: September 13, 2009