In short: Fantastic scenery, scary hills, great atmosphere, loved the brass quartert In full: This my first 10k and I really enjoyed it - fantastic scenery,blue skies and crisp cool air. Kiera Knightley and Ralph Fiennes supposedly filming at the house as we ran, though no sign of that famous bias cut satin. The brass quartet as we came over the bridge was fab - the theme from the movie Rocky is now my new power tune! The two hills were a bit of a killer for a newbie, but I'd definitely do it again.
In short: running on grass is tough! In full: a glorious location but hard work. not many club runners here as its a charity event so i had the unusual experience of being amongst the first finishers. still my slowest 10k of the season though due to the terrain and 2 steep climbs. Date of review: September 21, 2006
In short: Challenging terrain but great atmosphere In full: Tough terrain for me - not an experienced off-roader - which meant I didn't get the chance to enjoy the views - too busy watching where I put my feet. Good atmosphere though - as is typically of the Cancer Research 10k series. Will probably try a different CR10k next year - with less strenuous terrain. Date of review: September 18, 2006
In short: Hilly cross country race in glorious location. In full: A good race but dont expect a personal best the hills will see to that! Fairly well organised with a high entry fee - however it is for Charitee mate so no complaints there. Very friendly and a nice organised fun warm up. No official timing. Definitely worthwhile. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: First race ever - considering only trained on flat even-surfaced ground before, felt proud to run all the way! In full: The 4K hill was a real test of endurance. Afterwards the marshals said it was all downhill from there on but that wasn't entirely true...Loved the String Quartet and the charging flock of sheep! Lots of fun, would do again. Date of review: September 19, 2005