In short: beautiful location, enjoyable and low key In full: Nicely low key. JPR Williams to give out medals was a nice surprise. Looking for a PB, but found myself running alone from 2 K until 9.5 K, I guess lower numbers mean more space. Plenty of car parking etc. Date of review: October 4, 2009
In short: Good race, beautiful scenery, organisers looked after us In full: Although I hadn't done a race for four years, I really enjoyed this morning's run.
Good points - flat, small/friendly event, water at half-way, t-shirt/medal at end, results online within hours, toilets were fine (unlike reviews from last race)
Areas to improve - KM markers (I calculated the 2km marker was at 1.3km and the 7km at 6.3km!), start time wasn't widely communicated, car park address posted online was incorrect, water could have been on a table rather than the floor (I was tired and struggled to bend down!) Date of review: October 4, 2009
In short: Enjoyable, low enrty race with mostly fun runners. 2 lap course in the park, completely flat on dirt tracks and grass. In full: I haven't run in a 10K with so few entrants, but it was well organised, with marshalls to guide you at the path junctions and water at half way. Medal and t-shirt at the end. With the weather so fine, the grass was dry, but most of the run was on dirt tracks which were a little more hard work than tarmac. With so few entrants, supporters were fairly non-existant, but the stags were bellowing at us as we ran past! Scenic park setting, which meant that two laps wasn't tedious. I just wish I'd packed a picnic. Being local and with a playground nearby for the kids, I think I'd do this again next year. Date of review: October 4, 2009
In short: Very enjoyable experience In full: Really enjoyed this run. It was my first running race. I entered it to get some race experience ahead of the Silverstone Half Marathon later that month. It set me up nicely. Will be back next year. The T-shirt and medal was also a nice tough. Date of review: May 4, 2009