In short: Not too sure about the first 2km being uphill with a slope gradient leaning to the right especially if you've never done this race before and don't know how long it's going to last for! Pretty speedy race with great marshalls. Very good value! Date of review: May 29, 2011
In short: Nice atmosphere, good field of runners, scenic run, great marshals In full: Thankyou SLH - a good run on a Summer's evening over the scenic North Downs. How do you do this for £3? Slightly challenging run with varied slopes and knobbly underfoot to keep you interested. Date of review: July 30, 2010
In short: Karen Samuel Report on Near as Damn it 10k Race 1, On Thursday 27th May, 2010. In full: The Informal 10k/Near as Damn it 10k is a brilliant off road race for your Runners World Diary. This is a great 10k off road race. You run up hills, through woodlands and different types of surfaces – great stuff! I did this race last year when I was carrying an injury, but loved every minute of it.
During the race I looking forward to seeing some of the old cows that spectated last year, but this year the beautiful spotty creatures were nowhere to be seen.
I love this race but it clashes with other races during the week. There were plenty of marshals there and you could never get lost because the route was so very well marked out :-) The runners were very friendly. This was a great race for two pounds 50 pence or three pounds on the day. There was no medal but I received a bottle of water. I was also very pleased because I got a PB. Damn it, I just stepped in cow manure.
This race event is on the last Thursday of May, June and July at 7.30 pm. More details can be found from South London Harriers and Runners World.
Runners when it comes to running and even training there is different strokes for different folks.
Diff’rent Strokes Gary Coleman 8th February 1968 – 28th May, 2010
In short: A nice way to spend a nice Thursday evening. In full: A good no frills race for all abilities around the Farthing Downs. SLH should be credited for these type of informal events. Will be back for June and July races. Date of review: June 1, 2007
In short: Good Trail Run hard on the knees! In full: Good Run although running a lot of the way along a slope does not do the knees good, but nice enough run and will do again next month Date of review: July 1, 2005