In short: Hilly course, but well suppported. Quite scenic! In full: You wouldn't expect a day in late September to be so hot! It was a beautiful sunny day, probably a little too hot for running (in my opinion). The course was quite hilly after the first 2k, up until 5k as we travelled over and through a golf course. The second half of the race was downhill, and through some residential areas with some gorgeous houses to look at! People came out of their houses to cheer us all on, and one family even put out a water station. Very well recieved. Overall a good race, but it felt hard at the time. It was for all abilities, and there were quite a few walkers too. Date of review: September 29, 2009
In full: Hard going in the hot temperature but a very pleasant route and well organised event. I seemed to do the first 1 km very quickly and then the second 1 km very slowly so wasn't convinced by km markers (and then hit the hill) which through timing out somewhat but overall good value and location. Date of review: September 29, 2009
In short: Agree with reviewer below - that hill does get steeper every year! In full: I really like this race; it is local to me, always a great atmosphere, plenty of parking and pleasant surroundings for the family to wait in, as I plod my way around! Also agree that the first 2 km are boring, around the playing fields, I feel I am getting nowhere fast, as I can see the fast runners spreading out way ahead of me. Other than that minor gripe, I'll be back next year. Date of review: September 28, 2009
In short: Well organised. Tough hill could catch out beginners. In full: An unseasonably warm day added to the difficulty. Not a big fan of the first 2Km around the field, but the rest of the course was very pleasant. Watch out for the hill!!! Date of review: September 28, 2009
In short: Nice settings In full: First two km very boring as you have to weave around the school's enormous playing fields (quite a few corner cutters I noticed!) but once on the road it all becomes quite pleasant. Hot day and they had 2 water points which was very welcome.
Goody bag was a joke but the bananas supplied by Fruit for the Office were a welcome touch. Date of review: September 28, 2009
In short: In full: Great event once again, the hill certainly takes the spring out of your step though. Only issue was with the car parking, for some reason the marshalls directed us straight through to the exit and this seemed to happen to alot of cars in front of us too! Date of review: September 28, 2009
In full: Really nice race this. Good atmosphere, great location, and great weather for 2008 & 2009. Mile three is a slog but a fair challenge. Good to see the course was adjusted this year to make it the correct length. Leaving by car towards Watford took a while.
Thanks to all the organisers, marshalls, etc. Date of review: September 27, 2009
In short: Very well organised, very hot day for the end of September In full: My first 10k race and I was very nervous having found out about the hill after I registered to run. The hill is tough (it starts at around 3.5k and finishes at 5k), but I did run the entire course. It was very hot but the atmosphere at the start/finish was great and the water and banana very welcome. Wasn't expecting the medal so that was an added bonus. Would definitely do again. Date of review: September 27, 2009