In short: 3rd time lucky... In full: My third time doing this race (& certainly not my last!). I was aiming for a PB last year, but had to stop for 20 mins to administer 1st aid. This year - achieved the PB in a well-organised & freindly race. Well done to the marshalls & to all the organisers. See you next year! Date of review: October 6, 2013
In short: Muddy muddy trail race In full: Glorious sunshine, wonderful countryside to run through but boy was it muddy underfoot. Lovely atmosphere and a race to add to your diary. Will do again. Date of review: October 15, 2012
In short: Fantastic Race In full: Beautiful course, great organisation and free beer afterwards. Not one for a PB but who cares, a really good workout. First time but a definite for next year. Date of review: October 7, 2011
In short: fantastic 10k In full: after last weeks disaster at the the devils 10k this was the perfect race to enter... signs to show where to park, funnels to start the race in the right pace order, course well sign posted and with km markers and with excellent marshalls, a great but fairly tough course thankfully mainly shaded from the sun on this hot day, and then to the finish! a lovely medal and bottle of beer and goody bag, had to dash off due to work straight after work and missed out on the spot prizes back at main hall with race numbers. faultless race will done to the organisers, will be back again next year. Date of review: October 6, 2011
In full: Glorious sunshine (perhaps a little too much of it…? …it was 28C later in the day – it’s October!!) and a trail that takes you around fields and through glorious woodland.
It had been dry before the event so I guess that made a difference.. The course was genuinely stunning. And the organisation exemplary from the outset.
People to park you… a volunteer anywhere there could have been a decision on the course... Everybody friendly... A free bottle of beer at the end... Thirty spot prizes… Tea and cakes…
A real “community” putting on an event – fantastic job, Oxted Runners! Just how a race should be. So I will definitely be back.
Take note though – for a pounder of the streets around London, it did have ups (yikes!) and downs (fantastic!). The hills added about 3-4 minutes onto my typical 10k time, so no chance for a PB if you do a lot of running, but I still managed to come 9th… A definite return next year is on the cards!