In short: Very hilly, very muddy, good fun In full: Weirdly, I found the first 2k (plodding round the edge of the racecourse) the hardest bit just because it was the least interesting - just a steady slog. But once we broke away from the racecourse and got onto the tracks, hills and paths it was much more fun. Lots and lots of steep slopes (both up and down hill) to challenge you, and lots of gates and stiles to climb and negotiate, so you'll never get bored. Beautiful views all round, and a nice medal at the end. The ice lollies at the end were very, very welcome!! Very friendly bunch to run with, lots of mid-race support from other runners, and well organised. It was certainly tough, but I'd definitely do it again to try and beat my time. Date of review: July 13, 2014
In short: Glorious day. Hopeless thought given to water. In full: What a beautiful day it was. Incredibly hot too. What amazed me was that during the race briefing they told the runners (most of which were carrying 0.5l of water) that there would be just two water stations, with the last at 5k before a huge hill. I thought this sounded harsh when waiting to start, although I was carrying 1.5l of water with me in anticipation of a baking day.
However, I noted quite a few very exhausted and infuriated runners at the end. Another said he ran out of water and he took 2l with him.
I ran the Evesham 10k the week before, and they were on the ball - adding more water stations to ensure the runners safety was catered for. They simply didn't both for the Roman 10k. Not impressed at all. Would it have been that hard to add some more water stations? Date of review: July 16, 2013