In short: Brilliant - road, wet, mud, hill, mud, mud, mud! In full: This fantastic run is a great way to end the year. The recent rain made the route very wet and muddy but slipping round the roman walls of silchester is one of the highlights of my running year. There are no boring bits on what is a lovely undulating route of grass, small roads, paths and ploughed fields.
This is a very friendly race with great marshals, good organisation and a lovely medal. It's also nice to get a slip with your time and position straight after finishing. Deserves to be real highlight on the regional calendar - this was my 20th race of 2012, and probably my favourite. Date of review: December 30, 2012
In short: Well organised, great relaxed atmosphere, a lovely (muddy) route with the effort rewarded by a medal and perhaps more so the mulled wine and mince pie(s!) - top rehydration/recovery fuel :-) Date of review: January 19, 2012
In short: Great way to end the year, deserved New Years Eve celebrations after this! In full: Friendly, well organised and great marshalls. As others have mentioned, the only downside was the lack of toilets. Really good personalised medal at the end, and the mince pies, flapjack and mulled wine were delicious! Date of review: January 11, 2012
In short: Great route, great mud and luckily sunshine! In full: Could have done with some more toilets. Well organised race with welcoming organisers. The route was really good - ups, downs, mud, water, bit of road, field, woods. Date of review: January 11, 2012
In short: Really enjoyable run - it's meant to be muddy as this time of year! In full: A very friendly new event, well organised and fun. Glad i wore my trail shoes as there was some serious mud out there, with a couple of pleasant road stretches to make it fair though. Lovely course with a bit of everything. I'm normally not too fussed by goody bags, most of it gets thrown away, but this one was actually very good, and a top medal as well. Mince Pies at the end too - what's not to like?! Can't wait for next time. Date of review: January 11, 2012