In short: Fantastic & faultless! Count me in next year. In full: What a glorious run - can't fault it. A fabulous route, seamless organisation, wonderful views, great track variety, and those amazing photos to look at from the run photographer (the best I've seen!) Thank you, Tring RC, you've aced it. Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Flat; undulating; steep uphill; undulating; superb view; down; up; down; flat. In full: A superb event. A challenging climb, a beautiful view; a fun descent; a short cruel hill and another fun descent; the hardest bit is really the flat 2 miles at the end. Great organisation and a handy technical shirt. To answer the question about ascent, a clubmate tracked the race on GPS, nearly 400ft climb (profile follows, assuming this does not get edited out):
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/120121431 Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Great as always In full: Great as always, splendid views especially as you come down towards pitstone hill. The last 1 mile on the road is hard though. 9.7M, but does anyone know how much ascent ? i would guess about 200-300M ? Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Absolutely Brilliant In full: My first Ridgeway and I loved it! A lot of my fellow club members from Northampton Road Runners have done this event before and talked very highly of it. We had about 20 members there on Sunday so it certainly shows the popularity from our crew.
The organisation was spot on with loads of parking and good facilities.
The marshals were very friendly and encouraging (special mention to the enthusiastic younger helpers too).
The course was stunning and had everything! Ok, it was a little congested at the start but once we passed that lane, the climb onto the Ridgeway was a lovely challenge and the views at the top were amazing. The final decent through the woods was exhilarating too and then a fast finish with plenty of support dotted around.
Oh and then to cap it all, a great technical t-shirt (I wasn't expecting that).
In short: Nobody does it better In full: This is a great race - scenery, organisation, marshalling, atmosphere, course, positioning of water stops, t shirt, entry fee.....all perfect. It's my favourite. Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Another great Ridgeway Run from TRC In full: 8th Ridgeway Run for me and still loving this race. Silky smooth organisation combined with a really nice route. Well done to the RD and his team. The only slight downside for me this year was the price of a bacon sarnie in the clubhouse which at £3 was steeper than the run up to the monument! Date of review: October 9, 2011
In short: Carlsberg don't do trail runs... In full: Faultless organisation, very decent t-shirt (high vis), great value entry fee, good course mostly off road, marshalled very well with plenty of tape marking route, signs at halfway and 2 miles/1 mile, two water stations. Top race, hats off to TRC. Date of review: October 9, 2011