In short: Thanks to Grass Roots for another excellent event In full: Really enjoyed this event even though I didn't much feel like running on the day. Probably helped by nice sunny weather on the day.
Very well organised, with a friendly pre-race briefing from Steve Goulding. Thanks also Steve for encouragement at the end even though I ran a painfully slow time compared to my pre-injury days; even though it was a very flat course - definite PB potential in good conditions.
Good mix of runners, and nice to see team Ryan taking part. Nice for me personally to bump into an old friend at the end (sweaty hug time!)
Nice medal and jelly babies at the end. A t-shirt would be a nice addition but I understand this incurs extra expense and would be an organisational nightmare with so many entries on the day.
See you at the Rough n Tumble everyone. Date of review: November 23, 2012
In short: Very flat excellent PB potential In full: Situated just outside of Swindon in nearby Wroughton this is a great PB potential course due to its relative flatness and the knowledge you gain from the first lap going into the second. The atmosphere was perhaps a little lacking and their wasn't much scenery but the competition was great and I would recommend it. A goodie bag at the end may have been nice as well Date of review: November 22, 2012
In short: Great race in the countryside In full: I signed up on the day, but did not have to face any long queues at all. Very smooth operation throughout. Pleasant route through the countryside and a nice medal at the end. The sun even shined. It was pretty much as good as it gets! Date of review: November 20, 2012
In short: Excellent race from getting my number in the post to crossing the finish line. In full: No complaints at all. This was well marshalled and well organised. It's mostly flat but don't be fooled, there is a long incline that was cheeky. PB potential.....I did! Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: First time ive done a timed 10km - Im already looking for a half amarthon as a result ! In full: and a rather large day at Twickenham to see the rugby yesterday I cant say I was feeling my best - but I got round, happy with my time and something to beat next week in the cotswold 10km!! Strongly recommend and of course I will attend next year ! Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: Best Birthday run, love these people! In full: Very well organised with jolly marshalls and a sweetheart full of tips last runner marshall (great idea) called Clare, who ran me in and gave me loads of hints. Excellent atmosphere, all the fit people encouraged me (as they overtook me LOL) and the beautiful weather made for a quality run. Very happy, thanks guys, this was great, see you next year :-D Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: Great race, very well organised. In full: No gripes at all - there was a 10min queue to get into the car park, but luckily I had plenty of time and there were a good number of portaloos so only a short wait there. As it was virtually no distance to the start, it was easy to run "unsupported" by the long-suffering family for once, just dumping kit in the car. The race itself is well marshalled and very well marked every km, spot on accuracy. It's very flat, so good for a PB. Beautiful weather today added to the scenery too. Recommended Date of review: November 18, 2012