In full: My third time running this event. Well organized and a good mix of abilities. Glad to have knocked four minutes off my PB. But value for money ? No. I very cheap hideous medal this year and no goody bag. Coffee and tea would have been nice. Not exactly sure what you are paying for. All time favourite ? It use to be, shame. Date of review: April 18, 2012
In short: Gorgeous scenery, well organised, stonking hill at 7k! In full: I really enjoyed this event - it was my first time but I now intend to make it a yearly ritual.
It was well organised with very friendly marshalls and volunteers, great support around the course coupled with glorious scenery in the off the beaten track sections.
I was aware that there were a couple of corking hills from friends who have raced the course before but I wasn't sure when to expect them which made for a slightly anxious ("is this THE hill or is that still to come?") run I look forward to running it again next year with a better knowledge of the course.
There was quite a lot of hype about previous medals so I was slightly let down by what I was presented with, it does have a nice picture but it is very very poor quality. Date of review: April 17, 2012
In short: Very scenic,good early start,well organised but course not as fast as expected. Medal is unique but dissapointing with no Year/Date. In full: First time attendance for this race and thoroughly enjoyed it as lovelly scenic course through Farningham and Eynsford valley.Liked the early start and was very well organised with parking close by and only had to wait a short time for portaloo.Running buddies had suggested this was a fast course and to be fair it was but the hill at 7K really takes it out of you and you take a few hundred meters at the top to fully recover.The medal was unique with the picture it but was basic with no date or year on it and not as good quality as previous years as i was told.Will do again next year to take on that hill again but a banana at the end would be nice next year!! Date of review: April 16, 2012
In short: Lovely countryside run In full: Lots of positives about this race. A fantastic, scenic course, but that hill at the 7k mark is surprisingly hard! I wasn't prepared for it as I thought I was on the "downhill section" ... but next year I'll know it's coming! Date of review: April 16, 2012
In short: Super Event In full: This is a race firmly marked in the calendar. 3rd time I've run this, fantastic course, not too taxing and the sun came out for us as well. Hope to be back next year-the only down side was, as others have mentioned, the medal. It didn't even have the event name or date on, real shame! Date of review: April 16, 2012
In short: Great organised run, super scenery In full: This a great run, well organised, super scenic route, a bit of a lumpy course but nothing too nasty, well apart from the cheeky hill at 7km. My only grumble is that after years of really 1st class and individualised medals we seem to have scrimped this year. Comparing 2011 to 2012 is chalk and cheese but overall a 1st class race and strongly recommend next year Date of review: April 15, 2012
In short: Lovely Scenic Course In full: Very well organised race with great scenery, managed a PB even with the hills. The only bad thing to comment was the very poor quality medal, the worst in my collection ! Date of review: April 15, 2012
In short: Kent countryside in glorious technicolour - the course grabs ya by the arse and eyes In full: Such a great event. Love the early start (especially as I had just come off nights (again)). Great parking facilities. Short walk to event. Good venue for registration, chip collection, storage and warm up. Thanks to the school for this. Seemed to me there were loads more runners this year, and testiment to the good organisation and fantastic scenic route. Great marshals, patient car drivers. The course is mainly road work but there is a glorious off road section and a great fast finish. Good directions and fantastic support on the route. Shame about medal quality but the "local picture" touch is unique. I got a PB for the course BUT it's not a course for an overall PB. The hills are challenging and "bite ya". I do love this local event and will do it year on year. Thanks Swanley. Date of review: April 15, 2012