In short: Scenic and hilly In full: A very scenic race with two hard hills.
To get the bad part out of the way first: There were some problems with the parking due to the heavy rain, and we had to keep driving around to park somewhere. Radnage is a small village with no transport connections on a Sunday morning, so it got rather congested.
The start was at the village hall, reasonable facilities, with some shelter, baggage storage and cups of tea/coffee, and a stall from a running shop.
The race itself goes through some extremely scenic valleys and ridges in the Chilterns. There's a mixture of trail with some sections on roads, I was glad I had trail shoes on for the muddy sections. There's two hard hills at around 3 and 8 km, but the rest is reasonable.
Lots of supportive marshals throughout the route, and a water station at 6 km.
A nice atmosphere in the end, with people lingering on the village green having cake/tea, etc.
If you wanted to stay beforehand there are two campsites in the village and the Crown has rooms (and good food).
Recommended, might well do again, but will definitely return to the area for some walking. Date of review: November 16, 2015
In short: Great value local race In full: This race was good fun, fitting in particularly well during the cross country season. The organisation was good and everyone was very friendly. Date of review: December 6, 2011
In short: Back the second year for more! In full: Don't expect a PB. Do expect a great, friendly, well organised race with support all the way round and marshals everywhere you look. Date of review: December 3, 2011
In short: Great organisation, two tough hills in great scenery. Love the race! In full: Second time around and the race is even better organised than before. Atmosphere was great and the course was as tough as I remember it. Two awesome hills the hardest right at the end. Def not one for a PB but is challenge whatever level of running your at. Will be back for as long as my little legs keep me running!
In short: XC race in the stunning Chiltern Hills. Small and friendly, but two very challenging hills to test your mettle, but fantastic downhill sections. In full: Rugged Radnage 10k is a small well organised event deep in the Chiltern Hills, run over primarily on muddy/gravel tracks, so XC shoes are a must. Great atmosphere and very friendly too. First section is flat then a quick descent to another flat section takes you to 4k. Then there's a very steep climb (I fast walked it!), then a great fast descent through the woods for 3k, then on to the road. The last climb across a field is very tough (I didn't run that either), once at the top you only have 500m to go. If you want to test yourself I highly recommend it. Date of review: November 21, 2011
In short: A village based challenging cross country race with lots of mud and some thigh busting hills In full: Really glad I did this but dont look for any PBs as there are a couple of hills, including one in the last half mile which are very challenging. A foggy day but didnt take away from beauty of the woody Chiltern valleys. Good atmosphere and will be back next year. Well done to all the organisers, the cheering marshalls and many locals urging you on up the last hill Date of review: November 20, 2011
In short: Tough n muddy but good fun. In full: First time run and seemed well organised. Course pretty tough, ended up walking on both big hills which I don't normally do. Last hill a killer but a good old fashioned cross-country run. Excellent post race cake/rolls/drinks available. Worth supporting. Date of review: November 22, 2010
In short: Won't forget the two big hills easily - most people walking most of them. Mostly offroad, which was great, bits on road, which was a relief. More marshalls than on an average half marathon! Date of review: November 22, 2010