In short: My favourite 10k In full: What a great race to do. My second time and hope to come back a third. Picturesque village, definate p.b potential, nerve calming entertainment from the starter, perfect organisation and marshalling, and due to the nature of the course, with the four loops around the village, good numbers of support. Thanks to everyone involved. Date of review: February 22, 2009
In short: Well organised, fast 10k, beautiful village In full: I set my PB on this course, the loops around the village are not so bad as the family got to see me 4 times! The out run was a bit lonely and the turn was on a small hill (hich I didn't expect). Very good race, very well organised and marshalled Date of review: February 22, 2009
In short: 99.9% Personal Best guaranteed In full: P.B. Almost guaranteed, good atmosphere and humor, especially from the starter. Too busy concentrating on the race to notice the scenery. Could of done with a water station, but not essential. Date of review: February 28, 2008
In short: Excellent again In full: Bourton does it again. The place, the people & the atmosphere were all fantastic. I commented last year that the finish line was not very clear - no worries this year, so thankyou. And I smashed last year's time! Date of review: February 28, 2008
In short: Flat, fast and scenic - a perfect Sunday morning.... In full: Well organised race in a lovely little town. The loops at the start and the end were a bit different, especially having to run past the finish line with another lap to go! Overall it was well organised with good support from the marshalls. Only disappointment is the wait for the results to be posted on line to confirm my new PB.... Date of review: February 27, 2008
In short: The best 10k road race on the circuit ? In full: A great race - Bourton RC should be very proud, and the locals thanked for putting on such a superb day. No wonder its so popular and attracts 'the elite'. Book early for 2009
The two interesting and well supported ~1k laps at the start and finish make for an exciting, fast race - even for those of us in the middle of the pack ; nowhere to hide etc ! Not getting too carried away, and pacing yourself for the more straight forward (literally..) middle part of the race consequently especialy impt at Bourton. Be prepared for a very fast start with lots of heel clipping..
The bends, twists and turns do provide some opportunity for corner cutting though. 6.14m according to my Garmin (others made it >6.2) - there again, desperate to get a PB and dip under 40m for the first time, i did run in the kerbs ! Date of review: February 26, 2008