In short: Good event, but leave your stopwatch at home In full: A warm evening on a National Trust estate, starting outside the house, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, enthusiastically and competently organised and marshalled.
I was expecting on/off road and hills, but wasn't quite ready for the narrow, twisty, stony paths through woods, jumping logs and branches, queuing for stiles and gates, running down steps, all of which was enjoyable, but slow. No distance markers and being held up for minutes at a time with no chance of overtaking meant this wasn't a 10k where the finishing time meant a lot.
But it was enjoyable, a bit different and just down the road for me so I'll probably come back next year. Date of review: May 25, 2012