In short: A great race to start the year In full: Very much a no-gimmicks 10 miler, over a surprisingly hilly but varied (woodland, country lanes, downland, suburban roads) course. Well organised as far as parking and all key aspects were concerned, very well marshalled. The two-lap format actually helped as you knew what was coming second time round. The weather, cool but not cold and reasonably dry under foot, was ideal. Date of review: January 4, 2011
In short: Never gets easier, always rewarding In full: I was going to miss this, seeing as the last couple of years have been so cold, but joined in when it was clear that the temperature would at least stay positive. Glad I did - the atmosphere on the run was good, bits of encouragement from those working hard around me. It's a tough run, but no ice at least this year, and the variety of terrain keeps it interesting. My slowest time yet, but I'm sure it will spur me on to better things. Date of review: January 4, 2011
In short: Great way to kickstart the new year. In full: Hillier than I remembered (isn't that always the case?). Loads of cheerful marshalls and and nice to get something at the end a little different from the usual medal/shapeless cotton T. Date of review: January 4, 2011
In short: 3rd Year at Tadworth In full: This is always one of my years regular fixtures, but really struggled this year after having done a parkrun the morning before and half-marathon 7 days earlier.
The race was very well organised. My only gripe was at the start. The band were playing. I was going to get into position during the race announcement. Before I knew it, the race just started without notice. I was stuck at the back faced with a wall of the slowest runners. Then to make things worse was held up by the horseriders. I couldn't recover from running the first mile a minute slower than planned, and my normal rivals were streets ahead.
I love this race though. look forward to 2012. Date of review: January 2, 2011
In short: Really well organised race.......a great start to the New Year In full: Organisation and marshalling fantastic at this race, a great start to the New Year's racing calendar. Plenty of challenges in this race which makes it a tough one for a pb, but massively enjoyable. Date of review: January 2, 2011
In short: Tough-two BIG hills but a great favourite,well run. In full: Its up and down all the way. This is a tough challenge; the first mile long hill comes within three minutes of the start. You do it twice. You end with a half mile hill up to the race course. So,its hard. But very well run,nice atmosphere-the band is always lovely (Land of Hope and Glory at the start!).Results on the website quickly.I've done it three times and I can't fault it really. Bravo! Date of review: January 2, 2011
In short: loved it!!!!!!!!!!! In full: 1st time at this event and felt the organisation was faultless, no negatives for me, a great course with excellent marshalls. Shame about the horse riders, but I guess they also have a right to the paths regardless of what event goes on. Anyway a great start to the morning/year and well done to Tadworth AC for a great race. Date of review: January 2, 2011
In short: very enjoyable - a must do for the christmas cobwebs In full: very well organised, shame about the horses on the back lanes... thankyou to the marshalls and their valuable support. Date of review: January 2, 2011
In short: Well organised and very relaxed atmosphere In full: Was an enjoyable excursion and well marshalled. Only gripe is the golf towel we received.... surely you cannot go wrong with a medal thats what I head a few other saying as well!! Date of review: January 2, 2011