In short: Lovely course, mixed terrain makes it more interesting In full: Did this race for the second time, and ran a lot better this year. It's an atractive route, some of the off-road bits are aintersting, but none are that hard. I ran this less than 1 min slower than my road 10k PB (set a couple of weeks ago), so you can get a good time here.
Nice to see some entertainment / stalls on the common for the family, and the refreshments looked good (I didn't try them as I'd left my money in the car!). Date of review: June 2, 2008
In short: A great rural race, generally well organised and marshalled with a great course In full: Certainly a challenging course, but one that is certainly enjoyable and rewarding with great scenery. Slight delay due to car park issues, this that would need to be looked at for next year but good organisation everywhere else. Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: Friendly and well-organised race over a picture-postcard English countryside course In full: An excellent multi-terrain race - mainly road and gravel but with a few sections through fields and woodland. The course seemed well designed to allow the field to spread before the narrower sections.
The start was delayed by 15 minutes, but it was always going to be challenging to get so many people parked in the available space in time - not a big problem. Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: Excellent race, just too damn short! In full: I could have ran the course all day! Felt disapointed at 6k that it would nearly be over. Even though it was a multi terain run the course has pb potential. Was pleased that the start was delayed because I was still sat in my car when it was supposed to start! Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: Real fun and a challenge to boot In full: What a great run! OK the start was delayed but for good reason and no-one really minded did they? Good and varied multi terrain course, no view of Didcot Power station (hurray!!)and I knew I'd run it at the end - well worth it - see you next year and save me a cake! Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: Beautiful village race with fete-like atmosphere @ start/finish In full: There were problems - a stately convoy of cars processing right through the village & out the other end & then up a steep & slippery track into the parking field AND a huge queue for the ladies, but they put back the start time and directed some of the ladies to a couple of "secret" toilets and all was well in the end. I had looked at the course map & thought "hilly" but having done it would say "undulating". Not one for a PB as off-road, congested @ start, and a lot of the route too narrow to overtake, but VERY pretty, footing not dangerous @ all, and TWO water tables. Good way to start a summer's racing! Date of review: June 1, 2008