In short: Nicely challenging and very well-organised In full: Great course, and a welcoming feel to the well-organised event. The course was really well-signed and -marshalled. Quite a tough climb, but the water station was well-positioned (you pass it on the way up and down) and the drummer and bag-pipe player were nice touches. Would definitely do it again. Date of review: August 31, 2010
In short: Really well marshalled small event. Course was a tough as hell but the views made it worth while. Kiddies additional 1K run with a medal was a really nice touch. My 4 and 2 year olds loved it. Date of review: August 30, 2010
In short: A long haul up and a much faster second half In full: The race was quite well organised and the hill climb was quite challenging but good fun. There wasn't much there for spectators, a tantilising kids play area that we weren't allowed to use and the teashops in Winchcombe were too far to walk to and back in an hour. Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: Very tough but great fun In full: Although I train over large parts of the course, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this race as much as I did. The start is very fast, and then after about 2km it starts to climb and boy! does it climb! However, once you're at Belas Knap it's all down hill - so it's a bit of a shame that I'm so rubbish at descending. Still, great race, lovely atmosphere, superb setting - I'll be back. Date of review: September 1, 2009
In short: Well organised and friendly in a beautiful setting In full: Organisation was excellent and marshals were friendly. Legs are still aching after the long climb to the top of hill and the faster descent.
There is a large playground/fort next to the start/finish which looked ideal for entertaining the kids whilst we were running. Unfortunately, entry to the playground is included in the cost of entry to the castle, so works out very expensive unless you are planning to visit the castle on the day. Date of review: September 1, 2009
In short: friendly & good value 5k fun run In full: superb organisation,enthusiastic Marshall's,best after race fruit selection you are ever likely to see and a beautiful setting,but don't pick as your first 5k fun run as its not flat !well worth £3 entry. Date of review: August 31, 2009
In short: Excellent new race In full: Well done to the organisers, what a great little race, lovely atmosphere, good challenging course up one great big hill, but what goes up, has to come down just faster! Really enjoyed it, and would do it again without question. Date of review: August 30, 2009