In short: Fab race In full: Amazing views of Knole park, very friendly marshals, great organisation. Kelly Holmes handing out the medals was a very nice touch. It is a challenging race with tough hills, but because of the challenges it makes crossing the finishing line really worthwhile. I am still buzzing. I would recommend this race Date of review: August 29, 2016
In short: Very enjoyable event, fabulous scenery, interesting course. Organisation a bit patchy. In full: Plenty of plus points - interesting course around Knole Park, quite hilly in places, but not unreasonably so. Very friendly, supportive marshals - encouraging ALL the runners (and not just their friends /family/clubmates!). Nice to have Dame Kelly H handing out medals at the end.
Access to the race for supporters and families was however, disappointing. The passageway from HQ to main carpark (that runners had been advised to use) remained locked. Also the main access route from race HQ to the start and finish area was inaccessible (down a steep bank) for anyone who was not pretty fit and mobile. In the end my OH and various others (eg parents with pushchairs) decided just to wait around in the cafe area rather walk the considerably longer distance to the course. Date of review: August 29, 2016
In short: Lovely yet challenging race! In full: Knole Park is so lovely, no need to worry about traffic, even the deer were unphased! This was my first venture into this race, and the first proper 7-miler too, so got an inaugural PB of 1:19 approx, just over 11 min miling, not bad in view of my 'below-par' level of fitness!
Definitely not for those who want a flat stroll in the park, and you had to be careful on the descent when doing the loop twice, very steep. Wonderful race though, lovely paperweight memento too. I was able to get a shower at the leisure centre afterwards and then lunch in the ever so pretty village of Eynsford. Made it all worthwhile really, very nice! Date of review: October 6, 2013
In short: Good challenging race! In full: It was the first time that I had run this race. It was well organised with supportive marshalls. Also got a lovely momento. Good hill practice but also some downhills to pick up speed! Date of review: September 22, 2013
In short: Good. Very Good. In full: done this one for many years now and just getting to grips with the blinking hills! Lovely course that is best described as challenging! only niggle is that the sports centre (race HQ)were charging £2.60 to use the showers - so I went home sweaty! - back to the rugby club next year please! Date of review: September 8, 2013
In full: I think that the two steep descents and opposite ascents spoil what would otherwise be a good, challenging but charming park run. The first corner and first hill was also quite a bottlenack. I concede that I don't know the park but I do wonder if it is possible to have a longer course (or shorter for some) without the 'steeps'. Date of review: September 2, 2013
In full: run this race before,hilly but not extreme. enjoyed the run,half a mile from home took wrong route with a number of others,no sign no marshal. we reached finish coming from oppsite direction to other finishers. as the bulk of runners had finished organisers diddnt seem bothered..