In short: Beautiful location, relatively well organised although more time to get to the start would have been useful. Also not much uplifting cheering around the course. I like the lap setup. Date of review: April 7, 2014
In short: Very good race In full: I've done the Farnham Runners events at Alice Holt, so decided to give this 5k a go with my son, while my husband did the 10k. Nice t-shirt though a bit of a pain to have to go back to the car with it. I wore mine. Decent medal and glad they used their usual course. Overall a good race.
The only thing I didn't like was having to delay the start by 30 minutes - it was very cold though sunny. This appears to have been because there were long queues to collect numbers/chips. I don't know if this was because the organisers were slow at giving out numbers or because people turned up late, but if it was the latter, they shouldn't have delayed the start given how cold it was. If it had been raining I imagine they would have had a riot on their hands. However, the race was good and I would do it again. Not sure what happened to the goody bag this year - I assume it was replaced by the t-shirt. Date of review: April 7, 2013
In short: Enjoyed this - well organsied even with the queues. Hilly though ! In full: Nice race, challenging little hills and good organisation though something went wrong later with the queues. Make sure that you make the right decision with footware as I was recommended trail shoes and it was way too dry and compact for them. Oh and the marshals were fantastic especially with directing different races at the same time Date of review: April 7, 2013
In short: Lovely woodlands, but a bit crowded. In full: A lovely place to run, but paths are narrow in Places, so can be awkward with fast runners pushing past and not a lot of room to overtake. Nice warm-up and a friendly atmosphere. The only real complaint i would have is that i didn't get water half way as they weren't quick enough at putting the water into the cups and handing them out which i could live with, but there was no water handed out or available at the finish! You got a goody bag with chocolate and bananas, but all i wanted was some water. Otherwise it was a nice race for a saturday morning. Date of review: April 3, 2012