In short: the sort of even the race calendar needs more of In full: a cracking little pre-Xmas event in a glorious Capability Brown designed location. testing off road hills combined with fast road stretches give a good mix of surface to work the legs. and a Xmas pud for finishers - what more do you need?? Date of review: December 24, 2007
In short: A fun race in a fantastic setting. In full: It's a fantastic place to run and a great event to round the year off and if you are thinking about running it next year don't worry the hills are not as bad as they say! Date of review: December 22, 2007
In short: a great christmas race In full: well organised , well marshalled , very friendly , great medal + pudding . only downsides were the hills not stated in the race info and please could race organisers include the postcode for venues as it makes it so much easier to get to with a sat nav ! many thanks martin for a great race and hope to see more off the friendly runners i met today on the paris trip !! Date of review: December 22, 2007
In short: Great views and a tough challenge - I'll have a smug glow all christmas!! In full: Me and my buddy had only ever done Race for life/ Great South Run etc before, so we didn't know what to expect from a small race - we loved it!! Thank you - I was 215th so not particularly elite... and I felt very welcome and enjoyed every minute. I could get used to this lark - I'm off to find a running club near me... Date of review: December 22, 2007
In short: So well worth it. In full: I did this race in its inaugural year of 2006, and it was special then as it was today.
Plus points: Didn't run out of medals; mulled wine was great (missed out last year); NO clubby elitism again; brilliant marshalls; wonderful races for the children, made for a superb family atmosphere; and most importantly, donating funds to the Martha Trust, a wonderful and very necessary cause.
Points to watch: My Garmin Forerunner 301, triggered on Martin's "3-2-1 GO!", measured the course at 5.17 miles - perhaps take out the loop at the top of the hill or the new hairpin turn at the end of the first lap? I started at the front. That was it really. I just need to get some more hill training done in any case!
Well done to Martin and Cathy Burke for their superb organisation. Look forward to seeing you at Rye in the Summer - and what's this about a night race? Sounds good to me. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all. Date of review: December 22, 2007
In short: An excellent race in glorious surroundings In full: A tough challenge over quite hilly terrain, superbly organized with something for all levels of ability. The atmosphere was quite special. A lovely, friendly bunch of people, whether organizing, supporting, marshalling or running. A Merry Christmas to one and all. Date of review: December 22, 2007