In short: A great 5 mile run round pretty countryside! A must!!! In full: Great PB course. As always with Nice Work, very well organised! Undulating in parts, great marshals and a very enjoyable run. Great turnout! Lovely hot soup at the end, i thoroughly enjoyed this one! Date of review: February 18, 2015
In short: A lovely run through the countryside In full: My only (very small) niggle was the Marshal who looked to be taking times outside the village hall so I stopped my watch there - but the actually finish was a little further on down the side of the hall. The rest of the run was just brilliant, the Marshals were as cheery and encouraging as any I have ever encountered - and that does make such a huge difference. A lovely long downhill after 2km - and I was dreading the reciprocal uphill but that didn't materialise. Yummy hot soup at the end of it. A thoroughly enjoyable race and I am definitely planning on doing it next year. Date of review: February 16, 2015
In full: My First Ever Running Race, 5m of various gradients. Thoroughly enjoyed this Very Well Organised Event. Plenty of Signage and Marshalling. Great Atmosphere with Runners of all Ages.... Date of review: February 16, 2015
In short: Morning blast through quiet Kent-ish countryside In full: I think this is the fifth time I've done this race (in it's original guise as the 'Hot Soup 5' and in it's newly branded 'Tenderden 5') and have always enjoyed this race. Don't let the fact the 'roads are open' put you off - I came across one car during the race and so the roads are as good as closed.
The course is interesting, never flat, but with a good downhill from 2 - 4K followed by a very slow uphill the rest of the course until the last 400M or so. So long as the one lump around 4K doesn't affect you too much this is a fast course. Very friendly atmosphere and very well organised, as always, by the fantastic Nice Work team. They also arranged for a sunny morning which was nice of them! Definitely one I would recommend.
My only advice to runners - try and get there early - the race is in a village and so parking is a bit restricted on the main road or along the narrow lane to the Village Hall. However, there is plenty of parking within a 10 minute walk down residential streets, so I'd aim for those! Date of review: February 16, 2015
In short: Well worth doing In full: A very enjoyable run. Excellent organisation by Nice Work (who even arranged a lovely day!), and a scenic route along quiet country roads. A tough uphill section mid race, offseting a quick (shorter) downhill after the first mile. Decent buzz, given a small field. Date of review: February 18, 2014
In short: Always well informed pre races by Nice Work as was this one. No problems except perhaps start. Starrt "flag" faced wrong way giving impression race went opposite direction. Date of review: February 18, 2014
In short: Scenic, a good challenge In full: It's taking part in events like these that makes running such a joy. A wonderful course, not flat but enough of a challenge to justify a few extra jaffa cakes at the finish. Parking was a pain but it's a small village. Will do this again next year, as will my wife who came to watch. Thank you to the organisers. Date of review: February 18, 2013