In short: Friendly race, well organised, nice local pub In full: I was so hot and giddy that I didn't know my own name by the time I reached the finish line. Surprised that I didn't see anyone in a heap beside the road, but lots of water stations probably helped avoid any serious problems. Some nice challenging hills (short and steep and long and slow), and anyone looking forward to the long downhill on the return would have been as disappointed as I was - both times I have done this race there has been a fierce headwind. Looking forward to next year and hopefully it will rain (sorry organisers - only joking!!). Date of review: October 3, 2011
In short: Excellent local race In full: Recovering from today's Manuden 10k. Not much of a fun run as it's the hottest I've ever run in. Thankfully the organisers had 4 water stations (2 in reality but after 5k you turn back).
A bit packed at the start but the hill at 1k soon spreads the field. The lane to Rickling Green is a nice challenge with views across fields.
When you include a medal & a t-shirt it makes for a bargain of a race. Nice selection of cakes at the school, only downside was that there was no bag drop facility.
Our most local race & a splendid one at that. Date of review: October 2, 2011
In short: Great race!! In full: £10 to enter which has been one of if not the cheapest race I've entered this year. Well signposted to get to the carpark and signing up was straight forward. The first half a milometer you are fairtly penned into a narrow road but it soon opens and people spread out onto a beautiful route which came back on itself after 5k which was great as the many water stops given were needed due to the heat. Roughly 150ft rise in the opening hill was a great awakening to the race.
Well marshalled and no traffic issues.
Will definatly run again!
T-Shirt, bottle of water and medal for finishing. Date of review: October 2, 2011