In short: Well organised and a fun challenge In full: I'd read previous reviews so was expecting the hills! I didn't think they were too bad with some good downhills as well, but the one at 9k was hard work especially after it had been well trampled by those in front! Its not really a PB course but worth doing because the scenery is lovely, the organisers do a great job and everyone is really friendly. I'll be back next year! Date of review: October 1, 2007
In short: Great scenery, even for a local, but oh those hills! In full: Great organisation. Nightmare course ;-) Cavalry charge downhill at the start, followed immediately by running back up to the start almost, so everyone(well me at least) knackered by 2.5k. Windmill hill sorts the sheep from the goats and the killer at 9k... Friendly for beginners in organisation terms but the race itself could put you off for life!! Completely shocked at achieving a PB, the traning must be working. Proper bottle of water and a banana at the finish perfect. Date of review: October 1, 2007
In short: Some tough hills but still my favourite so far In full: Arrive to the sound of church bells ringing, clear blue sky, beautiful countryside and to top it all a well organized race. What more can a runner want. Date of review: September 30, 2007
In short: well organised and challenging enough In full: Mixed terrain (fields, paths and footpaths- nothing too nasty) and enough ups and downs to keep you interested. Field was just the right size and weather was great- markers at every K too.
Very good race- never enjoyed a banana so much. Date of review: September 30, 2007
In short: best scenery i have run in all year In full: good bits: fantastic scenery, well organized and good facilities also a good spread of abilities. sadistic as it sounds i actually enjoyed the hills, a nice change for runs in this area. Banana and t-shirt also well appreciated. bad bits: only one, the paths were so narrow in places that overtaking was impossible or dangerous well done saffron striders! Date of review: September 30, 2007