In short: Quietest marshals ever - we need some encouragement! In full: Really well organised at the start and finish (though finding the finish area water was a bit of a problem). Great route with a challenging hill and great support in Henley. On the down side the medal was (apparently) exactly the same as last year's - doesn't even have the year of the event on - and the majority of the marshals were quiet as church mice. Date of review: October 11, 2015
In short: Lovely scenery and a great race In full: Loved it. Henley is a picturesque place and the route made the most of it. The hill was an absolute beast but it just made it all the better when I got over the line for a long overdue new pb. Well organised and the beautiful autumn weather certainly helped. Would recommend. Date of review: October 20, 2014
In short: Great route and scenery, bit of off road and water en-route could be better In full: Loved the scenery and a pretty quick course. Dodgy plastic cups of water en-route and no water anywhere that I could find at the end was disappointing along with the rest of the below average goody bag. Date of review: October 13, 2014
In short: Another great race - never disappoints! In full: This is my 4th year doing Henley and I cannot fault it - good value for money, good location, easy parking and a nice atmosphere.
Quite a few people complained about the limited number of toilets, and I do agree however the instructions do say to arrive at 8.30am which I did, and given it took 15 mins to park, then 10 mins to walk, I was had still time to queue for the toilet, but then it was straight to the race so I guess if you got there any later, they yes you would have struggled to get to the loos.
Marshalls very encouraging throughout, great support - and it remains my PB back in 2010 so I'll be definitely coming back next year! Date of review: October 12, 2014
In short: Excellent race, very well organised. In full: Brilliant race, beautiful scenery, well organised and excellent marshalling (the rain affects them much more than the runners!) Convince yourself the hill isn't really there and the race is much easier. Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Nice route, NOT 10k though - more like 10.5k!! In full: Ran this in 2013, the route is actually really nice, getting right out into the country. There is a long hill from something like km 1.5 to 3.2. Unrelenting, but relatively gentle until the last 300m. Then a big downhill and a nice fast finish.
BUT the measurement is shocking! My garmin measured it 10.47km, and Mapmyrun even further at 10.6km. The km markers were all over the place - km6 and km10 definitely long and km7 very short.
I don't understand why you would advertise a 10k run and then make it 10.5k!? Well, I think the reason is because it is run at the same time as the Half Marathon, they couldn't get the courses such that they finish at the same point, and couldn't be bothered to have 2 separate finishes.
Nice run, but mildly annoying that the distance measurement is amateur... Date of review: October 13, 2013
In full: This was a good race - the awful weather aside! Plus points include handy parking, great scenery, positive atmosphere, fab medal and lovely warm showers at the rugby club afterwards!!! Downside - not enough portaloos, a killer hill and lots of cow poo in the starting/finishing field! I travelled a long way to get there so probably won't do this run again but I'd still recommend this race! Date of review: October 13, 2013