In short: An excellent event In full: Very well organised with lot's going on in the village. Minor gripes - had to ask for plastic ties for timer chip - I saw several people trying to tie the chip into their laces. More toilets if possible next year. A few of the other runners were getting worked up because a few people in a our start group were going quite slow and it was difficult to overtake at the start. Date of review: May 19, 2011
In short: Great day out In full: A great day out. We arrived early and stayed late. The event village, visitor's centre and the trails through the woods kept the whole family busy all day long - the glorious weather helped.
First trail race so didn't know what to expect - but the final 500m was a killer - nearly saw my chance of a PB slip away - but I just couldn't go any faster at that point.
Great goody bag - and what with that, the tee shirt, the freebies at the RW stand, free parking - although it was expensive for a 10k definitely value for money.
Thanks to all who were involved in putting this one together. Date of review: May 17, 2011
In short: Fun, friendly race - would do again In full: Lovely to do a smaller race, really friendly atmosphere and thought the organisation was great. Liked the t-shirt too. Yes there was a few steep climbs but there was lots of lovely downhills too. Some of the path was a little bumpy but that added to the fun. I really enjoyed it and will definitely do next year Date of review: May 17, 2011
In short: Great but course could have been better In full: Lovely venue but the course itself was disappointing and a little dull. It was also quite challenging with several hilly sections including a ridiculously steep grassy climb for the the last 500 yards. HOWEVER it was brilliantly organised with great marshalling and an excellent village fete atmosphere at the start with some good family activities. Date of review: May 17, 2011
In short: Great organisation - route could be better In full: A generally great race, but knowing some of the routes used at Bedgebury for 10K's, it could be better - finishing on uphill grass is way too harsh and also some of the trails used were too uneven.
However, it is still my favourite pace to do a 10K and the orgainsation was very very good. More than enough marshalls, a very good goody bag, free massage's afterwards.
You're not going to get a PB here, but you will enjoy it. Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: My first race - it was brilliant fun, beautiful surroundings, full of friendly people In full: This was my first race and I really enjoyed it. It was well organised and spacious. The marshalls were helpful and friendly. The surroundings were beautiful - I wanted to stop and enjoy them more! At times I felt I was in an Escher painting as the uphills kept coming but there were also plenty of flat sections to catch my breath. The burgers and the free massage in the event village were much appreciated and I felt I'd earned them. I'd definitely come back next year. Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: fab day out! In full: Fab , beautiful challenging and well organised race with some nice touches (wine tasting) However disapointed at lack of vegetarian hot food not all of us can survive post race on a bag of salt and vinegar and a coffee especialy when its along car journey home. For us oldies who only operate in miles! mile markers as well as kilometre markers please! Plus a bit pricey for a 10k! Date of review: May 16, 2011