In short: Poor organisation In full: I was really looking forward to this race. In pleasant surroundings, away from traffic and a nice flat course. Sounds like an ideal 10k run for after work. And all those things are true, however the race was ruined for a group of runners who were held up getting to the event because of the heavy traffic in the village of Pangbourne. This meant there was a group of 10-15 runners rushing to get to the start line.
People needing the toilet who had to wait in line behind non runners. And to rub salt into the wound they started the race knowing full well there were people still waiting to get to the start line. For the sake of waiting 1 more minute everyone could have been in place. This meant those of us starting at the back had to muscle are way past hundreds of slower runners at the start which as it turns out is the narrowest section of the course. What a complete joke. We had a similar thing at the Tadley 10k earlier in the month and the starter was decent enough to hang on for 30 seconds.
Will I do this race again. No, and I won't be recommending it either. Date of review: August 1, 2013
In short: Nice race, no traffic, very nice scenary In full: Bit narrow in places so getting past slower runners does hurt the chance of a PB. Well organised event. Only criticism of the organisation would be to have water bottles at the end rather than a chap filling cups from a bucket Date of review: August 1, 2013
In short: Bit bumpy but worth the run In full: Decent 10k. Not very hilly, bit bumpy near the river but all good fun. well organised and a nice little medal. Well worth running. Date of review: August 1, 2013
In short: lots of off-road but well organised, scenic race In full: most of the 10k is off road and you have to be careful of your footing but a really enjoyable way to spend a mid week evening. Great scenic cross country course. Will be back next year Date of review: August 16, 2012
In short: 1st time but not the last In full: Great friendly little race organised on a shoestring but runs like clockwork. Lovely 2 lap course that goes through the amimal park. Enjoyed this one and will be back Date of review: July 10, 2011