In short: Charming Cranleigh In full: Was hoping it didn't rain, and instead, ended up with some scorching sun around the 6k mark! First race back after a touch of shin splints and was extremely pleased to make it round.
No problems parking, everyone was super friendly, good facilities and a medal - absolutely nothing to get me grumpy. In fact, strolling up to the starting area an hour early watching the youngsters play cricket, and the 3k runners cross the line made me wish I lived in Cranleigh!
Thanks to the organisers and marshals - sterling job. Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: A very enjoyable event In full: This was a very well-organised event on a very good course; not quite completely flat, but pretty close to it considering that half is on trails and the reaminder is on narrow country roads.
Organisation, marshalling etc was excellent. Thanks to all those involved for an excellent event. Date of review: July 5, 2010
In short: Very pleasant off-road run In full: A very enjoyable race; the first 4km along the disused railway path, followed by 5km on concrete roads, including a spection though the farm, and the last km back on the railay path.
Well signed and mashalled, and good organisation, with results on the website on the following day. Date of review: July 7, 2009
In short: Very friendly, well sign posted. In full: The start was abit crowded and very slow. However the whole event was well organised and the atmosphere excellent. I was surprised and delighted to find two watering holes along the route. The farm yard smells were something else, took my mind right off the pain! Thanks to all those who helped out. The Cranleigh 21 was alot harder so be warned. Date of review: July 6, 2009
In short: A great friendly race in a superb setting. In full: Great value for money. Friendly atmosphere and a good race to take the family to as playing field and rec right next to the start. Superb scenery and a lot of the route shaded. Not completely flat and the sharp bend and climb near the end caught me out. Would definitely do again. Date of review: July 6, 2009
In short: Pretty, small and friendly, good as an introduction to the area In full: As I live in nearby Guildford, it was worth making the short trip over, especially as the start time is a very civilised 11:00. A portion of the race is along the old Guildford to Horsham line and is mercifully shaded. It moves onto rough roads between two farms and includes a hilly bit of trail before a steep climb up the embankment (sorry if I offended the marshall with my language when I saw that) and back home. Nice touches like adding an extra water station because of the heat and a well organised start.
The only improvement I would suggest is that the organisers note in the race pack where the alternative car parks are located in Cranleigh. The recommended one near the leisure centre was full when I arrived. Date of review: July 6, 2009