In short: My favourite race In full: Well done marshals on all counts. Brilliant race this. Drinks stations well positioned. Although strength sapping and finish line a welcome sight I always get a buzz at the end, and this year a PB for NF10. It must be an optical elusion, but I find that the gentle downhill sections seem longer and occur more frequently than the modest uphill challenges. Date of review: July 11, 2011
In short: Great Race, friendly atmosphere and p.b-able. In full: If this race had about five more toliets and maybe one drinks station with bottles rather than the plastic cups it would be about perfect. Very well marshalled, great scenery and an all round friendly atmosphere. It's flat enough to p.b on although there are a few 'testers' on route. Date of review: July 11, 2011
In short: Well organised scenic race In full: My 1st NF10 but ceratinly will not be my last. Lovely scenery, very well organised and superb marshals. The atmosphere was very friendly and would certainly recommend this race to all Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: What an amazing race - loved it - great marshalls - great scenary In full: y first NF10. I am so glad I was roped into doing this race. I loved watching the running horses, the highland cow who watched us go by closely, the vocal support of the marshalls & general public too. Even the undulating terrain was ok, even if the legs did tire a little between 8-9. The weather was pretty much perfect too. Have already raved to fellow running mates to book early to do this one next year. Hope to be back all going well next year :-) Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: A lovely Sunday morning run In full: A brilliant race good to run along with the horses even though I had to stop while the horse rush was on the main track. I cant understand how people can Not understand "No music" quite clear, and if you cant run in scenery so beautiful like that without it, then perhaps you should not be running!!! Thanks to everyone with the organisation of the day . Another brass to add to my collection Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: Amazing In full: I have been running for many years and this was my first New Forest 10, what have I been missing! What a fantastic race, went like clockwork, great marshalls and stunning scenary, be back next year for sure... Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: Lovely route, beautiful and varied scenery in the New Forest In full: My first time, and I will recommend to others and do again. Great atmosphere, really friendly marshalls and well organised. Weather was perfect too!
Only minor grumble relates to the use of headphones. There was no comment about not being allowed to use headphones in the literature that came with the running number and I am pretty sure no mention on the website. Five minutes before the start of the race I happened to hear an announcement that said the use of headphones was prohibited - which was surprising as it was an off-road route. Not the end of the world not to run to music, but if that is the rule, then a) make it crystal clear in the literature and on the website, and b) enforce the rule - some people didn't hear or chose to ignore the announcment and still had their headphones. But a very minor grumble - all in all a fantastic event. Date of review: July 10, 2011