In short: Couldn't fault it. A great race! In full: The marshals were numerous and incredibly supportive. Lots of water stations that were manned with careful people. The atmosphere was helped by excellent entertainment for children - my 3 year old loved the ride/ ice-cream/ magician. The organisers let me make a (free!) number swap at very late notice, which a lot of races don't allow. The ground underfoot was a bit stonier than I'd planned for, meaning that I had to keep moving from side to side to find the best part of the path to run on, but this is, after all, a multi-terrain race. Hills weren't too bad at all. Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: 2nd time doing this race - will definitely be back again. In full: Absolutely fantastic organisation, brilliantly encouraging marshalls and plenty of parking and water stations.
To the people I heard moaning that they couldn't wear their music - when you do a race in a beautiful place like the New Forest take the time to look around and take it in rather than moaning! Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: One seriously good race In full: My first NF10, & I am a confirmed road runner, but what a wonderful, well organised event. The marshals were really encouraging, the course was well marked, the finish was great & I managed to pick up a great prize. Thanks to ALL involved, & here's looking forward to next year. Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: A superb multi terrain race In full: A very hot day, as usual. This was my 19th NF10 and the organisation has consistently remained first class. The marshalls were their usual cheerful encouraging selves and the hose pipe at 5 miles was very welcome.
There were plenty of portaloos this year, so the organisers kept their promise that there would be more. Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: Faultless! Thanks to all concerned. In full: A agree a later start-time would be a good idea. Thanks to all concerned for a wonderful event. My first time this year and I look forward to returning next year. Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: Fantastic Race In full: Really great race today, the organisation was exceptional and the marshalls were really supportive. The chap at mile 5 with the hose pipe deserves a medal, great touch. The course was nice and flat and the trees gave some good shelter from the sun.
New Forest runners now how to put on a show! Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: Hot, hot, hot - lovely race/scenery through the forest In full: Possibly benefit from an earlier start time due to the heat - was boiling and running in midday sun not good! Thank you to all the marsalls and the man at the 5 mile drink point with the hose! Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: Lovely run through the least hilly parts of the New Forest In full: Lovely run in summery conditions. Most is off road but on well trodden country lanes. Nothing too off-the-roady, and a fair bit of asphalt as well. Not a PB course, but not slow either.
Little DF enjoyed the 1/2M children fun run, particularly as she beat Scooby Doo by at least 3 seconds.
Well worth signing up for Date of review: July 11, 2010