In short: 6th Running, Love it. In full: My 6th running of the race that started it all off for me - Ran a massive PB of 39.11 so chuffed to bits - a hard wind today but clockwork organisation. I'd pay a little more for chip timing, but a great event. Date of review: May 2, 2011
In short: As good as ever In full: My 5th time I think running this one, and it was just as good as it ever was. My only minor gripe would be the incorrectly placed 4k marker - I'll bet the instructions said to put it on the junction, and they did, but one junction too early! Apart from that everything went really smoothly. Pity about the heat and the wind that I think was even stronger than last year, as on the right day this course definitely has potential to be a fast one. Thank you Reading Road Runners - see you next year. Date of review: May 2, 2011
In short: Windy, Hot, ... but short on my Garmin?!! In full: I decided to enter Shinfield 10K on the day and found it to be friendly, well-organised and with plenty of marshalls to help on the course. It was quite hot and windy out there but a reasonably fast course with just a few bumps meant it passed without incident.
I have to question the distance though, as it came up short on my Garmin. Date of review: May 2, 2011
In short: Good race improved by new course In full: The new course seems a bit more hilly than the old one, though maybe that was because it was a windy day and the hilly bit is rather exposed. In spite of that, it was more pleasant than the old one, especially the finish where there was lots of support. The gravel footpath part was fine - good surface and plenty wide enough - though it could be a different story after heavy rain. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Varied course but quick In full: I enjoyed this one. There was quite a crowd but, after a few minutes from the start, this caused no impediment to proper running. The terrain was a bit up and down, but the variety was good - I liked the gravel path near the end - with some pleasant rural stretches. I think it is a fast course. The organisation was excellent, as I expected from this club. Will return. Date of review: May 5, 2010