In short: Great Race! In full: I really enjoyed this race, managed to knock some time off my PB even with a big hill, plenty of places for spectators. The run itself was really good, lovely views, nice route and easy to overtake or be overtaken. Supportive marshalls. Overall I would really reccomend this race and will be back to do it next year Date of review: July 15, 2013
In short: A good 10K, keeps you interested and a great charity.Try it next year. In full: I returned to this race after a couple of year gap, I was missing out. A great race for all the family with a 2K fun run and although I am not a fan of 2 laps I did not mind this one. Your supporters get to see plenty of you and there is enough changes under foot, twists and turns to keep you interested.
Well done to the organisers, a great cause and i for one will be back next year. Date of review: June 23, 2013
In short: A very enjoyable run on this beautiful private estate In full: I thoroughly enjoyed this run. The scenery was stunning and the terrain not too challenging. There is one big hill, but as the start is at the top and the finish at the bottom we only had to run up it once but got to run down it twice. There was a slight problem with some stampeding sheep but most people seemed to take that in good humour. Nice medal, banana, mars bar, t-shirt and a bottle of water was generous for the price. Date of review: June 23, 2013
In short: A well-organised trail race through lovely private grounds. In full: Thanks to the team for organising this event. The trails through m'Lord's grounds (!) were delightful, traffic-free, and, barring the 25m climb at 5k, flat and easy to run on. Well marshalled, with lots of smily faces, and a goody bag with banana, water, nice heavy medal, T-Shirt and Snickers bar was very welcome. I enjoyed the burger bar as well - shame more people didn't stay at the end to hear the band and chill...
One thing to consider next year, the water stop at the foot of the hill is much better once you've come back down it. You could take water either way, but newbies might not know that and will struggle up the hill with a water bottle, much better when they've come back down. So I would only have it on the flat bit as you round the foot of the hill on lap 2. But really, that's a tiny thing!
Thankyou once again to everyone who made the race possible. I hope it raised lots for Autism Wessex. Date of review: June 23, 2013
In short: A cracking post-Christmas canter around the countryside In full: What a great way to end the year. Lovely marshalls, the lady in the red coat at registration reminded me of my old headteacher (she was bossy too), a few puddles for those that hadn't had their fill of rainwater during the last week and great support at the finish from faster runners who had stayed behind for those of thus that had run slowly to admire the scenery and an adequate goody bag. I loved it. The band were good too.
In short: Fab race, very picturesque, great atmosphere In full: I did this at the last minute as a way to run off those post-Christmas blues and what a great way to do it! Beautiful course, tough in places with the great big hill at 5K but you had to walk up that to get to start so you knew what was coming and the first half a K was fast downhill. Fantastically well organised and the most friendly organisers and marshals I have ever encountered. A great race and one to be highly recommended. Date of review: December 30, 2012
In short: Fourth time I have done this race and it is always enjoyable whatever the weather. In full: Great day for running.I was not sure what was different about the course from last year although we approached the finish from a different way. Markers were a bit confusing but the starter did say they would count down for the 10k.Like a lot of races people are too busy talking to bother to listen.I would recommend this race to anybody who enjoys off road running as it is not too hard and the tracks are not too uneven. Date of review: January 4, 2012