In short: A fun race if you don't mind the mud. There should have been signs at car park entrances and in the park itself, as finding the sregistration point was a bit of a guessing game! In full: The park users are not at all runner friendly, and the level of dog mess was surprisingly high. Also, there was no loo paper in the ladies! I know this is not in the organisers' remit, but with the lack of car park signage it just felt like Nonsuch Park's management was not very engaged with the event. Date of review: February 12, 2010
In short: A pleasant run, generally flat with some boggy parts. In full: Once the race began it was all fine - 4 laps meant people could wait in one spot and cheer which was a good boost. However, better directions should be given to the car park near the mansion (we ended up parking a good 10-15mins walk away at the opposite side of the park) and someone placed in each car park to actually direct from there to registration would have made it a less stressful start to the race. Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: Good little race In full: Good setting with enjoyable laps. Flat with just a very gentle rise on each lap. A good mix with part paths and part grass. Just one fault - medals and tshirts need to be ready and given as you finish, was a delay and some runners may have left. In saying that though a good run !! Date of review: February 7, 2010
In short: A good first run of the year to blow away the cobwebs! In full: My first time at non such park - but not my last. The small number meant that there was n't much of an atmosphere...but that also meant it wasn't over crowded nd you could run at your own pace. It was 50/50 tarmac and grass...and muddy in places...but its February - not July! Overall - I enjoyed it and because it was laps, it allowed me to better judge my race pace. Thanks to all inivolved.
In short: Average, also no structured start line. In full: It was very difficult to know what the route was going to be as there was no map, no one running the event seemed able to give a straight response as to how much was grass and how much was pavement! This made it very difficult to know what footwear to have, spikes are a no go if you wana run it quick, trainers are a no go if you wana run it quick, it was very muddy in a couple of places and trail shoes would have been the best option. Date of review: February 7, 2010