In short: Splendid. A real favourite. In full: Pretty tough - especially in the muddy conditions this year - but still enjoyed by runners of all standards. Very welcoming, very well organised and marshalled. A nice varied course, half on road, half cross-country. You're not likely to get a PB - but you are likely to enjoy the race. Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Very well organised in bad weather In full: The organisation and atmosphere make this a special race. The weather this year was a special challenge, with mud everywhere. The rain was a particular problem: because race numbers were distributed at the event, there was nowhere dry to pin numbers, so envelopes soaked through immediately. Also, the bag drop was quite problematic. The volunteers did the best they could, but were hindered by selfish runners who thought they would help themselves to their own bags while treading mud over everyone else's gear. Idiots. Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Nice run but..... some reservations In full: The actual run is fine, I do like a muddy run through the woods, the Marshalls had my sympathy, no fun standing there in the rain for an hour - Well Done to them.
But, the venue - its fine in good weather to run an event from a field, however, in October it can be cold and damp, and it was, in spades! I ended up changing into my dry clothes in a portaloo, 'cos I dont like driving home wet and muddy - call me a wuss, but there it is. And I never saw the samosas, sulk!
So... Good run, and on a nice day like the Sunday before, 20degrees + and sunny, a great race, but in pouring rain a bit miserable at the end. Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Great cross-country course, and the mud made it even better. And awesome marshals. Only slight issue was that we couldn't hear the announcements at the start, but if that's the biggest problem it must have been a great race. Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Fun and friendly race in pretty Petts Wood In full: Being brand new to running, and PW 10K my first official race, I was a bit apprehensive beforehand (will I get lost? will I get round? the weather forecast, aaahhh!)
I shouldn't have been so worried. I was spurned on by the amazing scenery, wonderful marshals and petts wood residents who were out in large numbers cheering us on, and the pleasure of running some huge mud puddles/ponds in the woods.
The rain couldn't put a dampner on such a well organised and supported race. It's encouraged me to sign up for my next race. Thanks PWR! Date of review: October 14, 2013