In short: (Perhaps unsurprisingly) A bit like a school cross country..... In full: The route takes you round the school pitches before it goes onto proper wooded trail. After a wooded section (reasonably well marshalled, with only me only occasionally wondering if I was headed in the right direction) before we were back onto the pitches for a lap before coming back to the finish.
All the running on grassy school pitches did give it the feel of a school x-country race - i'd have preferred more trail. It was certainly not the most exciting course to do.
That said, the (very) club orientated event was led by friendly people full of enthusiasm. The shiny new waterbottle to all competitiors (in place of medals)gets my vote as a good, practical thing for other events to emulate, too. All in all, good fun, but not a definite for next year's calendar. Date of review: July 14, 2009
In short: As with others comments the distance was a bit odd but I was infact very thankful as it turned out as I thought it was going to be two laps and so in excess of 10k!! Date of review: March 23, 2009
In short: Beautiful testing run, but significantly short of advertised distance In full: This was a well-organised run over hilly terrain in lovely surroundings. It was pleasantly relaxed and low key, and everyone was nice and friendly. Yes the course was - as the organisers acknowledged afterwards - significantly short - 4.9 miles instead of 6.2 allegedly because "dog-walkers" had interfered with the signage (no doubt the organisers will learn from this and next year check the course immediately before the race). But this did not detract from what proved to be a really enjoyable run. The facilities at the Charterhouse sports centre were excellent and parking was very good. Altogether a very successful inaugural race -we very much look forward to returning to do it again next year (hopefully over 10K!). Date of review: March 22, 2009
In short: It wasn't 10k, but who cares because it was fun and well organised In full: I've just had an excellent run along a well thought out course in lovely scenery on a gorgeous sunny day and with excellent organisation. Charterhouse club and everyone involved couldn't have been more friendly and the marshals were very encouraging, too.
My Garmin (cross referenced with others) said 7.79km and my legs agreed because I wouldn't have got away with running as hard as I did for 10k. But, hey, who's counting when a club, for whom this was a first event, organises something so well. Date of review: March 22, 2009