In short: Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot In full: One very hot race with little shade to hide from the sun! Apart from that this was a great race - only gripe was the crush as we went through some gates 100m or so from the start as that delayed everyone by a few seconds.
The locals were really encouraging and it was a great touch to see some out with water sprays to cool the runners down! Much appreciated.
Excellent goody bag !! Date of review: August 9, 2010
In short: Great course, slick organisation, five star event! In full: My second time doing this event, and it was even hotter than last year! Did a better time though, very pleased with it considering the heat. Brilliant organisation, thank you to the multitude of cheery marshalls. Good public turnout too to give you a boost along the way. Nice (slightly random) goodies. Everything you could want from a 10k - I love this race and plan to do again next year. Date of review: June 28, 2010
In short: The best 10K in the local calendar In full: Fantastic, memorable race with the best support I have ever seen. Superb course with a stunning run through the historic market town of Thame and the surrounding countryside. Welcome massage and tremendous goody bag for all finishers. Congratulations to all of the organizers and marshalls and see you next year! Date of review: June 28, 2010
In short: Decent course for PB - great local support and organisation - very hot! In full: Really enjoyed the race this year despite the temperatures. Very well organised and great to get the support along the way. A free massage was welcome at the end! Date of review: June 28, 2010
In short: Friendly, well organised, great support right to the last finisher and a proper goody bag. In full: Very hot and very slow as a result, but this was probably the nicest run I've ever done; enclaves of locals turned out to cheer us all on even in places you'd think were hard to get to. The organisation was superb and the goody bag put many larger events to shame. I'll definitely be doing it again next year. Date of review: June 28, 2010
In short: Blimin' hot, great organisation In full: First time at this race and a very hot morning, great marshals, great organisation, a good PB course (depending on the heat!!) Brilliant goody bag and T shirt. Definitely one that will be in my calender next year. A good choice for first timers and more experienced runners alike. Date of review: June 27, 2010
In short: Even hotter than last year! In full: Well organised and supported. Fast course but I was so hot I thought I might melt and drip down a drain! Still about 3 mins faster than last year and the heatstroke has almost worn off. Date of review: June 27, 2010
In short: Good race but SO hot !! In full: Excellent organisation and good flat course. Good HQ with plenty of loos. Unfortunately it was 30 degrees so not PB day for me - in fact was pleased to finish in under the hour ! Two water stations which were VERY welcome given the heat. Great goody bag - including some bath foam which was a lovely touch. Marshals brilliant and very encouraging.
VERY impressed with the firemen who ran in full kit and still did a reasonable time.
Will be back next year but hope its cooler !! Date of review: June 27, 2010
In short: Very, very hot! But very well organized and a friendly atmosphere In full: Stuggled with the heat today, but was helped around by the very enthusiastic and supportive marshalls, who deserve a huge thank you for keeping up the encouragement despite frying in the sun! Date of review: June 27, 2010