In short: Very well organised - plenty of facilities...BUT In full: Excellent race, enthusiastic stewards, great goody bag & will run it again...but my only complaint would be the toilets....any chance of ones that flush??? Steam was coming out of them as you sat down! Date of review: February 25, 2007
In short: Well organised and friendly pre-london jaunt round the Hampshire countryside In full: I did the 10 last year, and was back for the two-lapper this year. Well organised by Reading Roadrunners and the marshalls were all very friendly and enthusiastic. Sensible goody back with a mars bar, gel drink and dinky towel this year. Had excellent pre and post race massages from the team from Thames Valley Uni in return for a modest donation to their charity. Race result puplished within hours and even sent to me via an automated text message. Rain held off until I'd finished too!
Difficult to find anything to improve with this one. I guess some tyvek stips to attach the chips would avoid all the unlacing / relacing, and a bottle or pouch for at least one of the energy drinks would be good as I tend to tip the cups down my front.
I think we also ought to start a campaign to have a earth worm on the t-shirt next year - it's the unofficial course mascot! Date of review: February 25, 2007
In short: In a word Excellent - See you next year In full: First lap was glorious, hills seemed mild what there was of them, second lap was tough, hills even the mild ones seemed like mountains. Lovely circuit, well marshalled (lots of engouragement. Time markers at the start brill. Its also refreshing to recieve a memento that is useful rather than another finishers medal. Definately be back next year. Date of review: February 25, 2007
In short: Excellent race. C u next year . . . . . . . In full: A very good race. Many thanks to Mike from Sevenoaks who encouraged me to keep going. Thanks for a great event to the organisers, marshalls etc. Love the towel but not the worms! yuk Date of review: February 25, 2007
In short: darned hard work but a fab race! Thanks to the marshalls for a great experience In full: My first time at this race and this distance. The second lap seems soooo much harder. Fabulous marshalling - really cheered you on - and very well organised. An all round quality experience. Date of review: February 25, 2007
In short: Fantastic race - can't fault the organisation and love my towel! In full: Great run - hard going doing the second lap and those hills the second time around seemed like mountains. Thanks to the marshalls for all the encouragements and the man at the water station who offered to feel my legs....as I couldn't! Thanks and I'll be back again next year! Date of review: February 25, 2007
In short: Well organised, nice atmosphere, good traffic freeish race In full: First time running this race. Decided to just go out hard and see how I got on. First 10 miles came up very quickly and it was nice to know that there were no 'suprise' hills to come. The scenery was very pleasant, course slightly undulating, traffic almost non existent and competition healthy. I'd recommend this race to anyone looking to test themselves before a spring marathon. I'll certainly be back again. Must agree with previous post though... unusaul amount of giant worms on course!! Strange!!!! Date of review: February 25, 2007