In short: Tough hills but fantastic views. Great stuff. In full: The course has lovely views, although the first 4k's or so being uphill is certainly tough. Coming back down on the grass was hard work - it's when you're trying to slow yourself down that's difficult, especially on that terrain....and then, you turn to the right and see another uphill - now that was a nightmare! (am I selling this well?)
All in all excellent stuff, and it was lovely to start and finish in the centre of Arundel with 99% of the spectators in the area. Oh, and orange sqaush at the finish, how civilised :)
I also love the early start of 9:30am, especially with the potential of it being extremely hot at this time of year. Date of review: August 28, 2006
In short: Brilliant race, fab secenary, very good crowd, excellent value & original medal In full: I usually do the Newick 10k on this date. Not any more! 10/10 - Could not be better! Date of review: August 27, 2006
In short: A fantastic but challenging race In full: The setting was amazing. The weather was glorious. The course was possibly the toughest 10k I've run but you can run the Brighton 10k if you want a fast time.
This cost me just £6 to enter! A bargain in this day and age.
I will do this again and that's the ultimate compliment you can pay really Date of review: August 27, 2006
In short: Arundel Castle 10k 2006 In full: Starts on tarmac with a short steep hill soon converting to a gradual slope up to about 4.5k. Then rutted grass track including a short, very steep descent progressing to level. Then about 7.5k a steep uphill which needs to be allowed for in the earlier pacing. Last 1k or so level and very steep downhill tarmac finishing straight ( you might find it hard to stop ). You need to know all the gradients to get this one right so I hope I've helped with this. Date of review: August 27, 2006
In short: good for hill training In full: for those who have not done this race before and who are thinking of doing it next year just watch out for the Hill ITS Great, i certaining will be doing it next year as it will be my thirs timne (2006) Weel Done to the Organisers, one thing that was missing was the St John's Ambulance luckly i did nor need them on this race :-) Date of review: August 30, 2005