In short: Not an easy course, but fantastic value for money In full: This is a great community event with kids' races as well as the 10k. It cost me about £12 to enter and for that I received a medal, technical ladies-fit t-shirt, watercress (as Alresford is in watercress country and on the Watercress Line steam railway) and a filled plastic water bottle.
The course is an out and back and rather undulating. If you've done your hill training you will be ok. If you haven't (I hadn't due to Achilles problems) you won't. It was the furthest I'd run in two months, but taking it gently worked for me and I ran completely even splits.
I definitely recommend this event. Date of review: June 21, 2015
In short: Great race In full: Easy parking, great facilities with good club house, tea and coffee and biscuits. Son ran the childrens race and loved his medal. 10k is undulating and would suggest practising hills before, nice route and medal and bag of watercress. Ice cream van was on site. Will be back next year Date of review: June 21, 2015
In short: Fabulous jaunt through the Hampshire countryside In full: Third time of doing this special race and theres a t shirt in it for me too !! Yes its hilly and always incredibly warm for some reason but its the only 10k that i try really really hard at and almost collapse at being made to run round the field again at the finish!! Marshalls great , supporters great , organisation top , ice cream van for my 6 year old its a must do race for me - nice medal too and yes a bit hilly but you dont want another boring flat road race do you ? See you next year !! Date of review: June 15, 2014
In full: What a great race, first time for me. Fantastic to have childrens races and they got lovely medals, the route is very hilly so you need to practice hills before hand, marshalls were very friendly and parking and registration were easy and hassle free. T shirt, medal, water bottle and watercress what more could you want, very friendly atmosphere and wide range of abilities, will be back next year Date of review: June 15, 2014
In short: Beautiful scenery but steep hills In full: Running through Alresford and seeing all the beautiful scenery (such as the watrecress farms) was really lovely. But it is a tough course. You go up and down a fair few hills. It's an out and back route so you're fully aware of the hills to come. Great medals - really special and feel quite heavy. And 500g bag of watrecress as well. Really nice touch. Date of review: June 18, 2013
In short: LUMPY RATHER THAN HILLY? In full: A lovely day and a lovely atmosphere. Lots of little kids doing high fives near the end and liked the self contained start/finish in the recreation ground. Loved the cress and the bananas. Hills feel tough at the time but none of them last long. Marshalls were great but I was generally too puffed up hill to say thank you! Date of review: June 17, 2013
In short: Hilly, friendly and watercress/bananas for everyone In full: Lovely local race with a challenging but very beautiful route. Very efficient registration process for entry on the day and smiley, friendly marshalls all the way round. Good medal, watercress + bananas for all finishers and excellent pre/post race massage from Lou Walker Find it difficult to criticise anything about this race apart from may be a lack of clock at the finish line. Definitely recommend this race (unless you're PH hunting!!) Date of review: June 17, 2013