In short: challneging trail run across muddy paths and farm rutted ways In full: Needs better organisation e.g curculars sent by PTA with no dates referred to. Start of race not clear and lots opf runners confused. Toilets limited and not signed. No free drinks after race but chip timings actually worked and there was a bonus video clip of all runners which is a first for me. Date of review: May 12, 2015
In short: Excellent race! In full: I ran this race with my nephew and his mate and it was there first race. My nephew had to pull out due to a slight injury, but the two marshals at the water station looked after him so well! The race itself was challenging with a great atmosphere keep up the good work! Date of review: May 8, 2013
In short: A challenging multi terrain race in a lovely village setting In full: The race is mostly off road which is great if you enjoy trails and cross country. It's certainly not a PB course but this is a lovely run through unusually hilly Essex countryside. It is challenging in places with a couple of decent climbs and there is a fair amount of mud but maybe not as much as there could have been given the recent rain.
It is well organised and I would certainly do it again. Date of review: May 7, 2012
In short: Hilly off road 10k, good practice for X-country racing In full: Local school organised 10k, routed mostly off road on footpaths, byways & farm tracks. Some road work early on, roads fully closed for this. Definately challanging, but just what you would expect in a x-country race. Not one for a PB, but if they were all flat where's the challange in that? Date of review: May 7, 2012
In short: 2012 - hilly, muddy and slippery! In full: I wouldnt do Ashdown again - its pretty hilly / challenging, a couple of monster hills for us Essex / Cambs boarder flat runners. The hill at 9k was just horrible! I got my worst ever 10k time - hey ho! Worst bit however was how muddy it was - including a super nasty bit at approx 8k when my trainers sank into some cow slurry - yum yum! The folk are friendly, its hard work, no chip timing, muddy with a slightly naff medal! Date of review: May 7, 2012
In short: Nice scenery In full: Nice village but the prizes were quite school biased and made it seem a bit private. This hills are very fun though and makes people look at the area in a different light. Date of review: September 26, 2010