In short: Good 10K that's suitable for runners of all levels. In full: 5th February seems almost indecently early to be racing over 10K,but I decided to give it a go.The race "ticks most of the required boxes".The organisation was excellent-particular mention of the enthusiastic support for all runners by the organisers and the control of the car park after the race had finished.The course is very fast-only one hill of note and 2-3K downhill to the finish.Another big "plus" is that it's entirely traffic-free.My only reservations concern value-quite expensive for a local 10K and a curious goody-bag (an energy bar,coaster and packet of pasta sauce!).Good race overall and definitely a good choice for beginners. Date of review: February 8, 2006
In short: Fantastic Race! In full: What a great day I had, orgnisation was good, facilities were fantastic, race was very enjoyable, to top it all I cracked a PB and also hit a long standing target of getting under the 50 minute mark. All told a very good day!
In short: Very friendly with nice scenery and a great downhill finish. In full: Very crowded start into a narrow lane coupled with a hill at 7km scuppered my PB ambitions. But very friendly with lots of opportunity to chat on the run and pretty fields all around. I liked the slate coaster memento, but didn't see the point of the powdered soup packet... Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Weather great, ran a PB & everyone friendly In full: Excellent course, well marshalled, pretty quick(partly because finish is well downhill from the start) so excellent PB potential. Everyone friendly & had my name & number called as I crossed the line (nice touch). Entered on line & confirmation email said about collecting race number on the day, and the Ashford Runners website had all the information. Only my 3rd race & I,ll be back next year Date of review: February 6, 2006