In short: Good Muti Terrain Race In full: Weather was poor and rained most of the run however this is my only negative point. Organsation and marshalling was very good. This is what I call mult terrain running along tracks, through woodlands, rolling meadows and ploughed fields. It was tough on your legs but well worth the pain to run through this beautiful country side. If this was someones first 10k then I suspect they may consider it tough. It is not PB potential due to nature of the terrain, stiles, kissing gates and single file tracks. Date of review: September 12, 2011
In short: A mildly challenging and pleasant run in The Chilterns. In full: The walk from the large grassy car park to the ‘athlete village’ is 5 to 10 minutes, so you would need to allow for this, especially if entering on the day and need to go to and from your car a few times. It was reassuring to see the medical cover at the start with their liveried mountain bikes. There were a couple of stiles on the course which could potentially be slippery when wet and also some gates but the gates were easy to deal with and could allow more than one person through at a time if held half open. As somebody else wrote in a review previously, they did allow an opportunity for a welcome breather. You had to watch where you are placing your feet when crossing the 2 or 3 ploughed fields to avoid going over on your ankle (I had a near miss). The road sections were few and brief but I wore a fluorescent t shirt to be sure to be seen to other road users. I noticed the marshals kindly signaling to a car to slow down. On the course we passed a house through the trees which had one of those blue plaques on it showing some historical interest (I tried to read it but couldn’t). The undulating but manageable course was clearly marked, the last 2 km was easy and the last 1km was surprisingly quick. Bananas, water and personalised certificates were waiting for us at the end (you have to collect your certificate when ‘signing out’ after finishing, I think this is a good idea and makes sure everybody is accounted for). Thank you to the organisers, the marshals and volunteers who were all helpful and in good spirits despite the rain, which was cooling for us during the run but turned heavy afterwards. I enjoyed this event. It’s cheap to enter and Feed The Children is a deserved charity.
In short: A good challenging run, in difficult weather conditions today. Plenty of satisfaction at having finished it. In full: Thanks to all the marshalls and organisers who stood out in the rain. Date of review: September 4, 2011
In short: All for a great cause In full: Very enjoyable event, any chance organisers could remove gates and stiles in the early stages? Anyone know how if the chap who was on the ground in the last km got back on his feet? Date of review: September 6, 2010
In short: Enjoyable romp over scenic countryside In full: A proper 10k trail race with gates & stiles to negotiate. Really friendly event that went off with no hitches at all. Would've been nice to have a medal but understand the aim is to raise money for a worthwhile charity. Congrats to the organisers and see you next year! Date of review: September 5, 2010
In short: Love the scenary but not the gate barriers. In full: Was a lovely day and was nice running through the woods and the fields. I must say I was rather disappointed with the bunch up in the first 10K due to the gates that we had to open and close to allow runners through one at a time only.
There were also about 5 barriers / fence climb-overs to navigate. This resulted in a stop start runing style and a bunch up of runners. Definately would recomment this race if one is looking for fun, obstable type challenge but its not one for clocking a PB. Date of review: October 10, 2009