In full: Needed better signage and parking prior. A bit chaotic at the start. First of a few hills after about 400m. Country lanes were muddy and slippery and there seemed a lack of marshals and spectators mid race. Challenging but mainly downhill in the last mile. No memento, but a bottle of water, mars bar, banana and complimentary calf massage if required. Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Good 10 miler providing a challenge In full: Bright and sunny with a strong wind on the day, lots of big puddles round the country lanes, but overall pretty good weather for the race. Well marshalled by Hadleigh Hares so there is plenty of encouragement on the course which starts with some good climbs up to about the 4 mile point, gently undulating for a couple of miles, drop all the height on mile 7, a short sharp climb at mile 8 and then back into the start finish area at Hadleigh. This is a good race, got everything you want from a 10 miler Date of review: November 27, 2012
In short: Well done again In full: My third time at this event. Windy at the start, and several large puddles on the route after the heavy rain. As usual, very well organised and very encouraging marshalls. Very bad time, but I'll be back next year for another go. Date of review: November 25, 2012
In short: Good challenging, will be back to beat those hills! In full: Nice race, good scenery once fog cleared. Nice to have HQ with showers, toilets and refreshments available for spectators. Will be back next year to beat my time. Would have been nice to have a bag to put the water, fruit, juice and towel in at the end, but nice to end with arm full of goodies Date of review: December 1, 2011
In short: Great course and general atmosphere. Nice up hill for most of the first half and I was waiting for the much discussed killer at 8m...fantastic race and liked a towel as a momento at the end. Date of review: November 22, 2011
In short: Great local race. Friendly atmosphere. In full: 4th time for me. Love hate relationship with course. Love atmosphere, hate hills (not many but enough to slow me to a crawl) Date of review: November 22, 2011
In short: challenging but rewarding and worth the effort In full: very difficult to park unless very early arrival, rest of the day was perfect though, challenging course, plenty of hills to keep you switched on, nice run in to the finish, mercifully down hill, thanks to the marshalls and hope to return next year for another go Date of review: November 21, 2011
In short: I'm coming back for more! In full: This race is so steeped into the local running community calender that the organisers may not have considered first timers may be coming along. I arrived in Hadleigh then had no idea where the race HQ was so followed a few people that looked like they may be running and got lucky. The recommended parking area (Magdalen Road is a long way from the start btw).
The race itself is a good little race with some challenging ups and downs. There were some fast times too and despite not having the best of runs personally I want to come back fit and ready to try and get a more respectable time.
Banana's and Copella Apple juice at the finsh along with a Towel? not sure that was the most inspired of choices for the finishes but hey ho. Date of review: November 21, 2011
In short: Good testing course with challenging inclines. Very friendly atmosphere. In full: My third 10 miler this year and good run out in preparation for next weeks Norwich half.Weather conditions were ideal, several challenging inclines, well marshalled and nice scenery once the fog had cleared. Felt sorry for the slower runners as cars were allowed to leave the car park making that last few hundred metres awkward for them. Overall though an excellent race. Date of review: November 21, 2011