In short: well organised, friendly and flat. In full: A lovely little club race with great marshalls in an ideal race venue. There were plenty of changing rooms with showers. I'm glad I decided to do this despite recovering from illness. My only criticism is that because the timing board starting pens were not close to the start, everyone got a bit jumbled and the latecomers ended up at the back. I ended up being pushed forward and had to literally stop before the line to start at the back.
Other reviews imply that virtually the whole race is on the airfield. In fact the first 4k is through the village and the last km also on country lanes. The finish line is right next to the clubhouse so there's plenty of support for the backmarkers. Date of review: January 15, 2012
In short: Not that scenic, but high standard runners, well organised club run In full: The race was fast, well organised although the start was a little confusing. Nice start along country roads, then over the M40 (complete with noise and pollution), along a bit and then into a large airfield for some windswept, featureless kms. Not really a great scenic experience, but the marshalls were encouraging and plentiful. Might be back again, as the standard of the run was excellent, but prob. not Date of review: December 16, 2011
In short: Excellent organisation and a nice fast race In full: An excellent race, well organised and all that you could want from a December event. Somewhere nice and warm to gather before and after the race in the sports hall, car parking only a few minutes walk away, a nice T-shirt and a pretty flat route. Very friendly race - as demonstrated by the kind person who handed in my car key after I had lost it. That saved me from a major panic! THANK YOU! The decision to put the start time back to 10.30 was a good one, although no frost this year it's a sensible move to give the course time to thaw out if there is a frost. One piece of constructive criticism, as we gathered in the field before the start I couldn't hear the chap making his announcement. Maybe a mega phone for next year to help? I look forward to entering next year. Date of review: December 12, 2011
In short: Well organised, fast paced... In full: Enjoyed this run as much as I could with a dicky belly! All round nice Sunday morning, not to cold either for December 11th!! Will no doubt be back next year... Date of review: December 11, 2011