In short: Now I understand why so many people speak so highly about this race! In full: Great scenery, the marshalls really were very friendly & helpful (refilling my water bottle at each water station), the cloud cover and breeze made the conditions great. Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: I've now done it four times, and I'll be back In full: I love this race. Great scenery, friendly marshals, cheery atmosphere (definitely one for beginners) and - happily - no need to get up at the crack of dawn to get there. I now have four horse brasses, and will hopefully be back to collect many more. My one small suggestion for improvement - tell the commentator to stop moaning about everything! Every year he complains about people not cheering enough, people getting too close to the tape aroud the course and so on, and this year had even more to moan about because he'd had a tyre blowout. Fair play, he's come a long way to do the job, but I heard a lot of supporters say he was doing their head in (my wife among them). Cheer up buddy - it's summer and you're in the beautiful new forest! Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: Very well organised, off road race. In full: A bit cooler this year, which made for a more enjoyable race. The Marshalls were,as usual, excellent and very encouraging. There were also more toilets, which had always been a problem in previous years. This was my 20th entry and I hope to run many more. Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: Well organised off-road race in the New Forest In full: Well-marshalled, scenic course and lots of support from the commentator and spectators approaching the finish. It's a pretty flat course but I found the uphill bit after 8 miles hard work - thank goodness it was cloudy most of the way! Date of review: July 10, 2011
In short: Excellent, well organised race. In full: I was very impressed with the organisation throuout this race, the hose half way through was particularly welcome. The New Forest is always beautiful to run in. It was a late start and hot but, as I came from London the late start meant that I could get the first train that morning and didn't have to stay over the night before. Date of review: July 17, 2010
In short: One event not to be missed In full: It`s a great event with nice scenery, loads of cheerful marshals, fast enough at the sharp end of things, fun runs to keep you busy if you are watching, plenty of parking, space & time to stay on afterwards, nice horse brass but it does get hot thou.
Well done New Forest Runners. Date of review: July 16, 2010