In short: Absolutely loved it!!! In full: My 3rd time of doing this, 2006 was 55 minutes dead, 2007 was 53 minutes 36 seconds. This year I came through in 48.52, just 14 seconds outside my PB set 5 weeks ago! The killer climb at 7k to 7.5k was a bit slippy on the chalk, the next 1/2k was like the cross country season had started early, running through mud & puddles. Great Fun, well organised, a proper memento, rather than a tacky tin medal. Brilliant Race! Date of review: August 31, 2008
In short: Even better this year. In full: Have trained more on XC hills this year, and it certainly paid off as I sliced 7 minutes off last year's time. Hills therefore not as arduous and managed to run all of them. Glorious scenery as always.
Special thanks to: the marshals, first aiders, drinks stations helpers, 1st Arundel Scouts and indeed EVERYONE who helped with this event, especially when having to stand there in the pouring rain, and getting positively soaked. I have given the PB potential a 3 this year in view of my beating last year's time. All km markers were in place ok, 3 drinks stations at 2, 5 and 8 km (2 & 8 doubling up) and brilliant crowd support for this fringe event of the Arundel Festival. The atmosphere was so inclusive that no-one could feel isolated. Great memento again. Well done all, can't wait for next year. Date of review: August 31, 2008
In short: Great scenery, welcoming marshalls and great momento In full: Not an easy course with the 5k uphill climb at the beginning but such a good event you can only want to do it again. Can't control the weather so the rain and mud made it even more fun. See you next year! Date of review: August 31, 2008
In short: A challenging race in a superb setting In full: Despite the mist, the puring rain, the hills with slippery chalk and mud this was an enjoyable event. Not for a PB but a good combination of road and muddy off road. ell done and will be backnext year. Nice unique momento too. Date of review: August 31, 2008
In short: Wonderful setting and challenging course... In full: My first event and I couldn't have picked better. The course passes through the picturesque and hilly grounds of Arundel Castle. Long climb for the first 5k, then rapid downhill followed by a surprise second climb. Despite the rain there was a friendly atmosphere at the finish in the High Street. For a relatively small event the marshalling was very good with cheerful encouragement and water when needed. However, the race start was a bit random as there were no announcements. Highly recommended, even in the pouring rain! Date of review: August 31, 2008
In short: Probably the best 10k race in the UK In full: How does an established 10k race in a picture postcard venue, accurate kilometre marks, good value, brilliant scenery, different types of terrain, drink stations, through town centre, castle & downland - get any better than last year? Well the organisers changed the first and last kilometre & gave a smashing paper weight to each runner as a momento, rather than the ubiquitos medal. Shame about the weather though! Date of review: August 31, 2008
In short: A gem of a race In full: It's a tough one, but the bargain entry fee, superb scenery, excellent marshalling, fantastic support and funky memento make the pain worthwhile! Congratulations to the organising team, and keep the uphill finish!
In short: Excellent race, best trophy ever! In full: Change of date is disappointing, this may have been contributory to the drop in entrants. The trophy put all other events in the shade! I have entered far more expensive events and only received a really shoddy trophy. Date of review: September 7, 2007
In short: Brilliant!! In full: I completed this race two years ago and loved it. Would have done it last year but was pregnant and so I have just got back into runnning. This was a great race to see how my training has been going and it was also my sisters first 10k and she loved it. Would highly recommend this race. Date of review: September 3, 2007