In short: Very well organised.Lovely Scenery BUT Tough !!!! In full: A really enjoyable Sunday morning run in lovely weather. Not a race to smash a PB as very hilly in places. Really well organised. Marshalls everywhere cheering you on. Well done Petts Wood Runners Date of review: October 13, 2015
In short: In my top Ten of 10ks In full: I've run this about five times now and it just gets better every year. Your marshals are brilliant, with so many of them on the course there's continuous encouragement and the organisation is just superb. Well done again Petts Wood, and thank you all. Date of review: October 13, 2015
In short: Fantastic, brilliant, perfect in every way I can think of, seriously. We'd been looking forward to your event for a time, as entered early, and it didn't disappoint in the least. No hassle getting your bib number, baggage drop off or understanding t Date of review: October 13, 2015
In short: A run for runners organised by runners In full: Once again this race comes out on top. It runs like clockwork. A lovely course which is a good mix of road & trail running, with a couple of sneeky hills. The support is second to none, especially from the very cheery marshals. Try it for yourself!! Date of review: October 12, 2015
In short: First time - lived up to all expectations In full: This was the first time I had run this race, but I had heard very good reports about it and I have to say it lived up to all expectations. I love local club organised races such as this one. A brilliantly organised event, with a fabulous atmosphere, music, stalls, great crowds, super marshals, excellent medals, samosas at the end and even a dancing pink gorilla! What more could you ask for? Well good weather I suppose, but we were lucky this year and got that too, after last year’s miserably wet version.
For those who do not know the course, it is an interesting mix of road/path and proper off road trail/cross country. The first 3km or so is on road/path, fast and mainly downhill, so a good fast start is possible. However, the next 5km is on tricky undulating woodland trail, hilly and quite wet in parts. In particular, there is one toughish incline where sign-posts are helpfully left to encourage runners with little slogans (‘you can do it’, ‘don’t give up’, etc). Once through the woods (where there were lots of supporters, a band and SpongeBob SquarePants, the last 2km was back on road, for hopefully a fast(ish). Choice of shoe was important. I went for studs which was the right choice I think.
One other thing worth mentioning is that you can buy photos at a very reasonable price and contribute to charity at the same time (http://www.snappyraces.co.uk/search.php?mode=race&raceid=28). This I think is a great idea and a much better way of selling race photos than hawking the rights to commercial companies to sell at high prices for profit and I hope it catches on.