In short: Well-organised, hilly 10K In full: Hilly 2-lap road 10K with plenty of variety in a lap of two halves - urban on the downhill half, and rural on the long sometimes very steep uphill half up Palesgate Lane from the ford. Well-organised, very well marshalled, race HQ with good facilities. The two site set-up (start/car-park located about 15 mins away from finish/race HQ) is a bit of a nuisance but at least you can get from one to the other along a well-signposted off-road footpath. One suggestion: would strongly urge toilet facilities are provided at the start as well as at the race HQ. Date of review: December 1, 2008
In short: Nice race, friendly marshalls In full: Nice scenic race especially going uphills, brave marshalls tackling some impatient drivers.Enjoyable mix. Not easy to finish in an ascent. Date of review: December 1, 2008
In short: Good "local" race. Wouldn't travel miles for it. In full: Good organisation. The organisers worked well with the limitations imposed by the split site (toilets at the finish but not at the start, etc).
The hill on Palesgate Lane was good value: a nice challenge, but steep enough to spike most peoples' aspirations for a PB.
Good marshalling with plenty encouragement from them. Welcome tea and cakes at the end. Not worried about the absence of a goody back, but would willingly have paid a couple of £ more for chip timing.
I live locally so will almost certainly do it next year, but I probably wouldn't travel the 50 minutes each way that I did for Leatherhead a couple of weeks ago. It's good, but IMO not worth a long journey to attend. Date of review: November 30, 2008
In short: Superb race and the reward is the finish - a sense of achievement to have hit and run palesgate twice! In full: Crowborough Runners thank you for another great event. The slight hassle of having the race HQ a walk away from the parking and start is completely compensated by the excellent organisation, and the facilities at the finish. Lovely hot power showers, good changing , and terrific selection of food and a nice hot cuppa really make this an enjoyable day. Brilliant will be back. PS I liked the added touch of a Lucozade stand giving out freebies! Date of review: November 30, 2008