In short: Great scenic countryside race, recommended! In full: Great race this was on perhaps warmest evening of the year so far. Loads of marshals, some good local support. Hill in the last mile was hard going but other than that it seemed on the easier side of undulating! Would definately do this again. Only downsides were difficulty parking before the race, and some car dodging throughout the race. Oh, and not sure about the yellow plastic memento, is it a coaster? Oh well, still a great race. Date of review: July 7, 2007
In short: Very enjoyable event, a nice friendly race especialy since its quite local. I did this race the first year and all I could remember was the hill at 5 miles, it didn't seem as bad as i rembered. Date of review: July 4, 2006
In short: A fantastic small race, great organisation, just a shame England lost beforehand! In full: Lovely scenery, fantastic atmosphere and the whole event ran like clockwork. Was a bad race for me personally (started off far too fast) and so I had nothing left to give at 'the hill' after 5 miles, but the event atmosphere and organisation more than made up for it.
The only improvements I can think of for next year would be a timing clock at the finish line for those who don't run with a stopwatch, and *maybe* two drinks stations?! But all in all a flawless event... big congratulations to the organisers! Date of review: July 2, 2006
In short: nice way to spend a summer evening running in the country In full: good race but best to keep your mind on the run not the scenary as you might end up falling in a hole by the side of the road like me :-( Date of review: July 2, 2006
In short: Great race. But oh so hot! In full: Numbers seemed down on last year, but given the heat and seeing as the England match only finished an hour before I guess that's not surprisng.
This is a really good evening 'no frills' race: turn up, run, go for a pint! The marshalling was excellent and very supportive, runners very friendly and the route nice and scenic with very little traffic. This is a fast course, thoguh saving a bit for the hill in the last mile is always a good idea. Date of review: July 2, 2006
In short: Great circular course, very friendly small run, expert organisation. In full: This course is billed as out and back, it is circular in great country side on very well marshalled roads. Fantastic finish with bags of hot drinks, fresh sandwiches and friendly organsiers doing their damnest to make it a good runners evening. Date of review: July 4, 2005