In full: Good venue, a distance for everyone (1k, 3k, 5k, 10k), marshalled car-parking, well-organised number collection, non-stop chat from the commentator, nice atmosphere with drinks and refreshments available afterwards.
Not the easiest route, with some fairly tough climbs on trail paths, over 2 laps. At least you knew what was coming after the first lap! Km markers were spot-on with my Garmin until the very last, making the course possibly a few meters short.
No complaints - a very nice race to do. Date of review: September 15, 2014
In short: Nice wide gravel tracks In full: do this every year and always enjoy it. Seem to go off too fast every year but tried not to this year. Might have worked as a bit quicker this year. Good signage and organization. My only complaints would be hard to do the entry on line and results were slow. winning team were incorrectly done and were last year. My mate had to wait a long time for his prize. Well done HBAC. Date of review: September 10, 2013
In full: really well organised event, marshalls excellent and always encouraging on the course. would do this next year but for the woeful prize giving at the end,exacyly the same as last year our womens and mens team won the team events only to be told we hadn't and only after we had gone home to later be told sorry we had. 1 year ok but 2 years in a row to miss out collecting our trophies on the day not good at all. Date of review: September 8, 2013
In short: An enjoyable gravel-tracked sunday jaunt through some undulating woods!! In full: Ran this last year and it nearly killed me! Went off far too fast on a hot day and the steep hills totally finished me off! This year I gave this race much more respect and with cooler weather I ran all of it and finished 4 mins faster than 2012. Friendly and well organised, the marshalling great and encouraging it was a really nice race to do again and I imagine I will be back next year for the 20th anniversary. Date of review: September 8, 2013
In short: Challenging but rewarding 10km In full: Ran this in 2011 and 2012. Very different weather conditions (2011 wet, 2012 hot) but with the same end result. It's an undulating course, which seems to catch some first-timers off guard (I assume somewhere a website describes it as flat?) but the encouragement from the marshalls is great, the water stops are well-organised, and there is a fun run and plenty for kids to do around the park. There was a bit of an issue with race results in 2012, but I don't have an issue waiting a few days for results anyway, so didn't really bother me at all. Will be doing again in 2013 for sure. Date of review: November 6, 2012
In short: 2012 In full: already reviewed but wanted to add that would not do again as put off by the results shambles.. a running friend who officially had another runners number had no result despite me emailing them for her days ago before the amemded results came out.. many the results not correct.. yes humans get it wromng but this was not a cheap race. disappointed. Date of review: September 12, 2012
In short: Hot run in the forest In full: Well organised family day out. Kids enjoy (well they ran) the 3K before and were very pleased with their efforts. 10K is route is easy to follow, hot day so water stops were at the right point. Well organised race would do again Date of review: September 10, 2012