In short: Once again very pleasant race in beautiful surroundings - try it ! In full: Chip timing for a low key race like this is great not that it takes too long to cross the start line but it gives the incentive to get an accurate time to compare your times. Please keep the revised course its much better but is it a little longer than previos or am I getting slower ! Second thoughts dont answer that - another year older ! Date of review: June 17, 2010
In short: Nice race well worth the effort of travelling to this one if you have to. Shame about the parking charge wich makes the total cost £9 In full: Very well attended race nice mix of club and unaffiliated runners. Good organisation by Forest of Dean AC, Well done! A nice touch was a drink and energy bar given to every entrant. Date of review: June 17, 2009
In short: Nice course, good for the knees and away from cars In full: I'll try not to be biased as it's organised by my club, but this is a good, friendly race, with a wide range of abilities - and everyone's cheered in by the marshalls and crowds.
A fun run for children is held around the lake during the main race and there's the traditional Chepstow Harriers' BBQ, so it's a good family evening out.
There's a raffle at the end (with seemingly hundreds of prizes available!) and a goody bag including an energy drink. Very good value given that all profits go to charity.
The run itself is on undulating forest tracks with what seems to be significantly more down than uphill (it's an illusion!). My mistake, after holding off a competitor for two miles, was to think the finish was half a mile away and to let him get past... only to find the finish round the next corner - argh! Got a PB though, so can't complain, though I might scope out the course next year. Date of review: June 22, 2007
In short: Beautiful Scenery lovely race In full: This was my first time to run a 5 mile race and I really enjoyed it. The race was very well organized, easy to follow and beautiful scenery finishing up with a run around the lake. The goodie bags were unexpected but appreciated, especially the lucozade afterwards, plus there was plenty of fruit. I'm looking forward to next year. Thank you to the organisers Date of review: June 21, 2007
In short: Cracking scenic race, lovely downhill at the end! In full: I didn't feel like doing this, knackered after marathon mileage building and 2 recent races. I only went because club chairman/organiser Syd Wheeler said he was short of Chepstow runners and it was flat! Well I got there and there were loads of Chepstow runners and it was not flat! The git! Anyway, so glad I ran it, the uphills weren't that noticeable, the downhill went on forever, and I PB'd on my offroad pace, so there ya go! Syd, you are forgiven just this once!
Nice to catch up with other Runners World forumites as well as seeing loads of my Chepstow club mates. I will be back! Date of review: June 21, 2007
In short: Lovely, friendly atmosphere and scenic run. In full: Lovely route through the forest. Really well organised, but small and friendly too. It was a lovely to have a fun run too, especially with an arrangement for children to be supervised while Mum and Dad ran.
I was right at the back of the field, and was blown away by the friendly and genuine support and encouragement I was given by everyone. Thank you if you were one of them! I was nervous of running tonight, but can highly recommend this charity fundraising event. Date of review: June 20, 2007