In short: Great race, worth braving the November weather for In full: Really enjoyed this race. Well signposted to race HQ from a mile or so out which is good. Facilities at Swindon Karting are good too. Only the 4th race I have ever done but my favourite so far, and I ran a good PB! They give you jelly babies at 5k and 9k which is nice too :) Date of review: November 21, 2010
In short: I enjoyed it and I'll do it again next year. I did a PB so its quite quick even with the long hill which you go up twice!! In full: Car Parking was a bit congested but not as bad as it looked. Facilities almost non-existent. Friendly runners. Started late. Start was a bit far from car park. The weather was wet but cleared up. Overall a bit basic but enjoyable. Date of review: November 27, 2009
In short: Very good race & nicely organised by grassroots. In full: Slight delay at the start as many people arrived within a few minutes of the race starting. Nice two lap course that is almost as flat as you can get - bit exposed though so you have to expect a little weather. Good mix of abilities. Date of review: November 24, 2009
In short: Not an easy race in that weather In full: First of all I echo the sentiment that this race would be better held in the spring, or perhaps in September when the weather is kinder as despite some deceptive inclines there is definite PB potential here.
Very well organised as I would expect from Grass Roots events but there needs to be some cut off point for accepting on the day entries. I'm not sure I get these people who turn up 15 minutes before the start expecting to still be able to register.
Nice touches were the raffle at the start and the announcement that there was a gentleman of 81 competing in the race - an inspiration to the rest of us.
Thanks as always to the organisers and the marshals for putting on a brave face despite the conditions. Date of review: November 24, 2009
In short: Enjoyable course, but challenging up-hill finish In full: The weather made the course much tougher than it should have been i.e. every time it came to an up-hill section it was into the wind. It was well organised, with a good sense of community and the results were out quickly. Date of review: November 23, 2009
In short: Despite the cold and windy weather (November after all !) a great turnout, well organised, thanks to all the marshalls who were very encouraging , look fwd to next year ! Date of review: November 23, 2009