In short: Usual excellent organisation. Not too hot. In full: Not flat, but not too slow either. Well done to Pewsey Vale for putting on a well organised race. This is always low key, but highly recommended. The potential problem is always that it could be a baking hot day. it was 18-20 degrees with some wind, so not too bad. Plenty of shade in the last couple of miles when you need it most. Date of review: August 28, 2012
In full: This is a glorious little run around the picturesque Pewsey Vale - even allowing for the challenging mile-long 'inclines' at miles 4 and 12!! The race organisation was marvellous, marshalls fantastic, and the four water stations more than welcome in the unexpected late summer heat. Despite having a very difficult race for health reasons, the help and support of a number of other runners got be back up and running and I can honestly say I wouldn't have finished the race without them.
What this race lacked in a finishing medal and on-route support, it more than made up for in peaceful country scenery, fun finishers' t-shirt, and a friendly post-race medal ceremony.. Complete with cake!! Date of review: August 27, 2012
In short: Lovely views and great cake! In full: Thoroughly enjoyed this year's Pewsey half marathon. The views in the first quarter were absolutely lovely, and seeing a white horse on a hillside on the way round was a surprise. Only one proper hill, nothing scary about it! Lovely friendly crowd and thanks to the marshalls and water station volunteers - especially the ones who thought to use double cups so we didn't spill the water everywhere! Date of review: August 27, 2012
In short: Small-scale but a fine race In full: A single circuit with some undulations through beautiful countryside on roads with light traffic. Mostly club runners who seemed to enjoy the low-key ambience, unobtrusive efficiency and delicious cakes Date of review: August 27, 2012
In short: Scenic route and great value In full: Having raced all over the place for several years now, this is exactly the sort of event I've grown to love. Great value, easy to get to, parking close to the start, friendly atmosphere, beautiful route (with views of the famous white horse from Alton Barnes) and plenty of drinks stops along the way. It's probably not a PB course, but then the fact I was a couple of minutes slower than I'd hoped is probably down to a lack of training. It is undulating though. All in all, a lovely morning out. Date of review: August 27, 2012
In short: Well organised and good value race. In full: Small, about 200 or so taking part. Very well organised and good value race. No road closures but very good marshalling and not a lot of traffic down the lanes, so no problems. No steep hills but a lot of steady climbs/descents so not a quick course. Date of review: August 27, 2012
In short: Wonderful race in a great setting In full: Fantastic value for money and great organisation make this a perfect choice for anyone fancying a rural race in a wonderful setting. "Undulating" probably sums up the route with a few hills but nothing too challenging. Date of review: August 26, 2012