In short: Great multiterrain race in beautiful countryside In full: It makes a change to be able to do a multiterrain race in the summer, and what a fantastic course this is. It's without doubt one of the most difficult 10ks I've completed, but I had a fantastic morning out yesterday. I only decided to enter on the morning of the race and am so pleased I did.
It's very undulating, with around 75% offroad. That said, as it was dry, racing flats sufficed fine and there was no need for trail shoes - even in the rutted woodland.
Great organisation (they'd even laid on suncream!) and nice prizes too.
My garmin measured the course as 10.33km BUT what does it matter on a course like this when times aren't an issue anyway?
Expect your time to be 1.5 - 2 mins slower than your road 10k pb. Date of review: June 4, 2007
In short: So it was a bit hot this year but a beautiful run In full: A superb run through glorious countryside. Mostly off road on tracks and footpaths with a few short ups but good fast downs to match. Well organised and plenty of water, especially at the finish. This was most welcome as it was very hot. Full marks to the wit who put up the "great view ahead" signs relating to Didcot power station. Nice touch. Even though I had a poor run I enjoyed it loads and hope to be back next year. Date of review: June 4, 2007
In short: hot hot hot - beautiful route In full: Good marshalling + well organised. Tannoy could have been louder. Well supported. More toilets pls. Nice medal. Operation tents could've been more clearly marked. Was there a baggage area? Overall fab. event. Will be back next year. Date of review: June 3, 2007
In short: A Very nice freindly Race In full: This was a very nice day out, a good start and finish area in a very nice part of the country, it was particularly hot today which made it a very challenging race for losts of runners, the route through the woods was a nice touch, thankyou to all the organisers and marshalls which made this race possible, and to those brave enough to cheer on the course, thanks for your support, I will see you all again next year. Date of review: June 3, 2007
In short: My first 10k race. I live right next to the route and I trained on it as soon as I heard about the race, BELIEVE ME, WHEN IT HAS BEEN RAINING FOR A WEEK CONSTANTLY, THE ROUTE CAN GET TESTING!! Date of review: June 15, 2006