In short: Fun, friendly and sunny too! In full: A relatively small, very friendly race round the beautiful Cotswold countryside. A couple of steep hills and some cross-country parts, so limited pb potential - but not every race should be a pb?
Superbly organized and all our thanks to the fantastic Marshall's, especially the children, for cheering us on.
Highly recommended, on a sunny Sunday morning. Date of review: October 9, 2013
In short: Pan flat and fast 3.5 mile version too! In full: Good mix of roads, grass, paths with gates and two ploughed fields - out beside the River Thames and back XC. Very well run event, chip timed, well signed, real coffee, loos and good prizes thanks to the sponsors. Suitable for all abilities including children and families. A fast training run if, like me, you didn't fancy the more challenging hilly 10 miler! Well done Mike and the team for all the hard work behind the scenes. Date of review: September 23, 2013
In short: We were very lucky with the weather as some sections of the course are quite exposed. A very well organised event with more than enough arrow markers, marshals and water stations. Well done to all concerned. Incidentally, this race is chip timed... Date of review: September 17, 2013
In short: Could have done without the ploughed fields at the start In full: Friendly atmosphere, well-organised and well-signed, lots and lots of marshals, many of them small and very pleasant even when standing on windy drizzly open hilltops. The first three+ miles through the fields on level ground were harder than the hilly bits, particularly running across furrows for two fields,really could have done with trail shoes. The one proper hill coming straight after that seemed much harder than it should have. Thereafter, nice undulating course around grassy fields and over the tops of the hills, great fun bouncing down the several long steep slopes, meant I had enough reserve for a sprint finish! Nice family atmosphere, with whole families turning up, cheering on friends and taking part in their age group's races. Good fun and good value. Date of review: September 16, 2013
In short: Great varied course, beautiful scenery and well organised. In full: Lots of different types of terrain; roads, fields; hills and paths make this a challenging course. Well organised and a good atmosphere. Will be back next year. Date of review: September 16, 2013
In short: Uplifting hidden Gem In full: Great varied course with two tough hills and thankfully some nice navigable downhills through the woods. Many thanks to all involved in organising and the volunteers en-route. Great local feel good run. Will be back next year. Date of review: September 15, 2013
In short: Some tough bits, lots of scenic bits and very friendly In full: Very friendly and helpful organisers. Pretty start along the river then heads for the hills. Some lovely climbs and dips through the woods, not a stroll in the park but great fun and very rewarding. Date of review: September 29, 2012