In short: I was pleasantly suprised at how many locals came out to support the runners In full: As i wasnt feeling 100% for the race i appreciated the water stops and great support from spectators. Date of review: August 17, 2007
In short: Unusually, both laps felt more downhill than up! In full: Over 600 runners gathered in the historic town of Midhurst for this 10k. Some nice race-friendly weather (overcast and cool for August) helped to make this a quick race.
Starting from the town centre, we all headed along the A272 towards Petersfield, a quick steep uphill climb, then downhill all the way back to the start. Repeat once, and finish back in the town.
Despite starting and finishing at the same place (almost!), this race felt more downhill than up to me. The uphill bits are quickly dispensed with, and the majority of the lap is then a real speed-fest. The last 2km was a real blast - makes you feel like a real runner, approaching the crowds at breakneck speed!
Very well organised for so many people in quite a small town. Lots of (free) car-parking, a nice race HQ and some terrific souvenir t-shirts (for sale).
The Midhurst Milers and all their supporters should be rightfully proud of this one. It's a real gem, and I will be back again next year to enjoy all those downhill bits!
In short: Good race. would do it again In full: Although I would do this race again I wasn't too sure about all of the organisation. I understand the race timer wasn't started at the beginning, as the person marshalling, didn't know how to start it. Think it took 10 minutes to get it going. I assume the race was being timed by more than one device. Apart from this I enjoyed the mild hills first lap - not so mild the second time round! Not a PB but near enough to warrant a celebration pint afterwards. Date of review: August 13, 2007