In short: Still a great little race, but can we have the cakes and burgers back please? In full: My favourite distance has always been half-marathon, but out of all the shorter distance events, this has to be my favourite. Such a pleasant afternoon out, a friendly little race, nice scenery, superb organisation and good value for money. Please see my comments from previous years for more.
I especially liked the paperweight memento this year. Regarding a previous rating, if I'd come 2nd or 3rd in my age group I'm sure I'd be disappointed not to receive a prize but can I please just offer the opinion that it is perhaps better for everyone to come away with a quality memento? We all pay our entry fee and put the same effort into the run!
We were blessed with good weather again but just a couple of things spoilt it for me. The race seemed to have a distinctly 'clubby' feel to it this year and I preferred it when there was a greater mix of abilities as I think that encourages more people to take my part. Again, just my opinion.
Also last year we all celebrated with a cake and a burger which we bought at the fete. This year a friend kindly offered to buy me a cake as it was a bit of a special celebration for me (I'd had to pull out of Lethbridge 10k the week before so just finishing was a great result). Sadly there was nowhere offering food for sale apart from a small stand where you had to decorate the cake yourself.
Look forward to coming here every year, but you can't have a great race without cakes! Date of review: June 15, 2011
In short: Shame about the prizes and no team prize :( In full: I came 2nd female and was rather disappointed to not receive anything especially as the winner took the V35 prize as well. Sorry to be miserable but maybe a pair of socks or something given the Senior lady got a prize and she was 3rd!! Race is a bit short too and not measured so something to be aware of. Not sure I will do this again tbh... Date of review: June 12, 2011
In short: Very well organised and a very nice setting. In full: This race takes place as part of the village fete and as the weather was very good it made for a very nice setting. It was good to wander around the stalls before the start. Good parking, adequate toilets,a good traffic free route with quite a long hill around mile 4 but then a good downhill finish. A very nice paperweight as a momento.A high number of club runners made the times very good and it was great to see the results published so quickly. Date of review: June 11, 2011
In short: a very good low key event good route and a very good idea with the spot prizes In full: a very good low key event good route and a very good idea with the spot prizes see u next year Date of review: June 11, 2011
In short: Pleasant Local Race In full: Second time at this race and really enjoyed it again.It seems to suit me as I like the heat!Easy parking near start/finish,pleasant (but not fast) course, and nice, wearable T Shirt - good value for money. Date of review: June 18, 2010
In short: A thoroughly enjoyable 5 mile run, in the countryside, for a Saturday afternoon. In full: This was my first time at this event, having not raced for a while. It was a very enjoyable run and a very pleasant course. It was fairly flat, around country lanes, with some nice views of the surrounding countryside. There is also a fete at the school with stalls and refreshments making it a very enjoyable afternoon out for all the family. It was well organised and very reasonably priced, with a good quality t-shirt at the finish. Overall, a very enjoyable run and afternoon out with friends who pursuaded me to run this race. I am wondering why I have never done this event before, but would definately run it again. Date of review: June 16, 2010
In short: Charming little race, and a great afternoon out. What's not to like? In full: Really, really enjoyed this race - my fourth time at it, and I intend to make it a regular in my race calendar every year.
Very pleasant run through the countryside, undulating course so not really PB territory but nothing that hideous either. Lovely downhill section in the last mile and a flat, fast section at the end.
I disagree that this is an expensive race, I've always thought that a pound a mile is reasonable, plus another two quid if you get a t-shirt. And this was a good quality t-shirt that I will be able to wear for some time.
Another big plus for me is that there is always a mix of abilities; I much prefer this to 'clubby' races. And I love that it is part of the fete as it makes it a nice afternoon out for friends and family to come along. Nice that so many of my friends were there, and was able to celebrate with a cake and a burger at the end!
Thanks again Wootton Bassett Hounds, see you again next year. Date of review: June 14, 2010
In short: a very good low key event good route In full: a very good low key event good route nice t shirt but for £8 we should of had a medal , its good that it allows kids to run as well Date of review: June 13, 2010