In short: Scenic and well organised with some looong hills at the start In full: Fantastic village atmosphere. After the 1st 3k of steady uphill the course becomes more varied. Lovely long down hill around 7k but save a little bit for the 500m kick at about 9k, just before you descend into the village for the finish! Challenging, but loved it. Date of review: May 27, 2015
In short: One of the best organised 10k's in the country In full: Excellent, faultless and extremely friendly race....gets better each year. Well done to all those involved especially Robin Houghton the Race Director. Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: .A wonderful and friendly event. In full: With faultless organisation, this is a great 10k in a picture perfect Hampshire village and deserved to be supported.....especially as it offers such excellent value for money with a high quality technical tee-shirt, bananas at the finish and what appeared to be supported by the whole village. Well done Robin Houghton and his volunteers! Date of review: May 25, 2014
In short: Hot with a short hill in the middle In full: Lovely event. Excellent organisation on the day with good attention to detail. Good communication over the PA, a proper finish line, excellent and sufficient number of marshalls - all in all a really good day out. My 21 month old daughter even made her debut, running the 100metre dash and even getting a medal.
One thing that's a bit strange is the results are as yet (ie: two days later) not posted on the website, whereas I think they've generally been posted on the day in recent years. This is more me impatiently wanting to know how I did (the heat and the profile made it hard to measure on time alone) than any criticism of the excellent organisers. Date of review: May 29, 2012
In short: Great race in a wonderful setting In full: This is a tough-ish 10K, which is meticulously well organised whilst still maintaining a village fete atmosphere. it's fantastic value and the course goes through some lovely scenery. Date of review: May 28, 2012
In short: Quintessentially English! In full: I love this race. It was hot today and I was breathing hard and sweating buckets, yet I was running around thinking how lucky I was to be running through the beautiful countryside of Hampshire finishing on a lovely village green. No chance of a PB on this course as none of it is flat but that's not what this race is about. Organisation was great - again. It's a tough course for a 10k but for some reason I think this scores highly in beginner friendliness. Looking forward to next year.
In short: Excellent well organised race In full: Very well organised, beautiful scenery, great marshals, really welcoming atmosphere, two good hills makes for a challenging 10k race. Well done to all concerned with the race. Date of review: May 27, 2012
In full: Very well organised race, not going to be a PB race due to the hills, but they do make it a challenge. Glad there was a nice breeze to keep us cool. Nice friendly marshalls and lots of locals outside their houses cheering you on. Date of review: May 30, 2011