In short: The scenery more than makes up for that long slog up to 5km! In full: Must admit that my ankles and calves were screaming on Monday from the grassy downhill - but beautiful and had fun at the Arundel Festival afterwards. Fantastic BBQ Sausages afterwards! Date of review: August 29, 2006
In short: Hard work but well worth it In full: My first time doing this run and I really enjoyed it. It was hard work partly because it was hotter than I had expected and I had worn the wrong clothing. The last upward hill was a killer for me, next year I will pace myself better. View at the top was fantastic, I wished I'd had time to stop and take it in a bit longer. Date of review: August 28, 2006
In short: Hard Hilly Race - 421 ft climb, only 342 ft back down! In full: Hard 5.5k up, but well worth it for the views ( not that there was time to stop & look!). That hill at 7.5 to 8k was the worse, I nearly walked, many did! Great momento, makes a change from a medal. The festival in the Town meant that we stayed around a bit afterwards. Bought some lovely bread & Onion Marmalade & sat in Swanbourne lake for a picnic afterwards. Only one minor gripe. Why did all the water stations seem to be just as a downhill section started! Have them on the uphill I prefer to run downhill! Date of review: August 28, 2006
In short: Excellent race with terrific views. The hills make it very tough and you need to pace yourself. Would do the race again and bring the family to spend the day in and around this scenic part of Sussex. Date of review: August 28, 2006
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