In short: Lovely village-y atmosphere In full: Great race, plenty of toilets at start. Small field, about 100-120, but it has children and fun runners, so friendly.
Entry fee not cheap, esp when you can get a PR for free on a Saturday, but the organisation is efficient,theres water on the way round, and it has a more race-y feel than a PR, which reflects in the entry fee.(there is a proper start and finish, and timing clock, for example) Nice race, well done, Purple Patch. Date of review: June 18, 2012
In short: Really friendly, well organised, well attended race. What more could you want! In full: Despite the route featuring in a national paper 3 days earlier because of flooding . . despite the Environment Agency flood warning only 2 days earlier . .the race was able to ahead with a modified course thanks to some late nights and early start by Purple Patch.
Lovely route around one of the local country parks with a finish just along from the local fete. Good facilities at the start courtesy of Charvil Pavilion, so proper changing rooms, plenty of toilets and secure baggage.
As usual with Purple Patch, great organisation, great marshals (particularly at the water tables), and good to have medals handed out by one of the locals.
Price may appear a bit high compared to Park Run but you get fantastic organisation, a fab route, water en-route and at the end, medals, medical support, physio on-site and some of the best toilet facilities of any race!
One to watch for next year Date of review: June 17, 2012