In short: Well-organised, fairly quick rural run In full: Well-organised and pleasant rural run through nice countryside and villages. Nice, friendly marshals and good route. Only negative is that the medals are just a job lot, so you get the same one each year and the goodie bag is very poor....water and a booklet in a bag. Great race but not vfm. Date of review: February 14, 2016
In short: Good run out or test depending on your level and motivation In full: Small enough field not to need pens despite slightly cramped but smooth start. No timing chips. Some of the undulates were quite long and cheeky. Definitely picturesque but the championship runners would be too quick to notice/care. Well marshalled and smooth finish area due possibly to mix of running abilities. One water station there at the out and back was tight, even for such a cold day, especially as it was just cups. Shoe bag and decent medal and a water at the finish seemed a bit mean for the price but with Running HQ in a Wetherspoons at least cheap food and drink available afterwards. Date of review: February 16, 2015
In short: Expensive but pb potential In full: For late on the day entrance fee of £15, this was steep considering all you get is a medal and a small drink and one water station. Even prior booking was £12 aff and £14 non-aff. Roads are quick and its two laps so a pd potential.
In short: Splashy speedy outing In full: Great course, and modest numbers allow you to get straight into the race even if you start in the back half. Some of the best marshalling I've encountered. Lack of directional signs to venue a big mistake, especially on a wet day with an early start. Date of review: February 16, 2013
In short: a fast course - i got a pb! but there is a hilly mile coming out of lacock. Bit expensive but worth it for a pb. Needs signposts from the main car parks in melksham-i thought i'd miss the start! Date of review: February 13, 2013
In short: Nice introduction to a 10 mile race for a first timer. In full: Despite the wet and windy weather the marshalls were very cheery, well placed on a well marked out course. Only criticism was lack of directional signs as to where the event was upon entering Melksham. Date of review: February 12, 2013