In short: Well organised In full: That long slow climb from 2-3km can catch you out but I was prepared thanks to reviews, the steep climb at 8km caught a few people out but at least the rest of the way is downhill or flat! Very well marshalled from the car parks to out on the roads and a nice change to actually being able to hear the PA. My only peeve was that neither drinks station was sign posted on the road beforehand. I know they were listed on the information but you don't always remember that kind of thing while on the run. Overall an interesting picturesque race that does challenge, but won't kill you! Date of review: September 16, 2012
In short: Excellent race, course, organisation In full: First time running this race and was very impressed. The course is flattish with 2 climbs: long gradual climb at 3Km and steeper shorter hill at 8Km. Thanks to earlier RW reviews I was prepared for those! There are also a few downhill sections - one is a very long one which even became quite steep(!) after the 5km mark just before the 2nd water station!
Nice singlet at the end with water bottle and medal. No goody bag but this race is for charity and the entry fee is quite cheap so not too fussed.
Very well organised. Plenty of signage to get to the race plenty of parking; quiet marshalls; well organised water stations. 2 marshalls did a great job marshalling cars out of the carpark and stopping cars on a busy London Road!
In short: Good race, nice scenery, well organised In full: Nice course around the Kent countryside, mainly flat with a couple of minor hills offset by some longer downhill sections. Good marshalling. Caters for a broad range of runners from experienced to newbies, inexpensive and it's for charity. No complaints. Good chance of a PB, unless your calf goes into spasm on the downhill. Thanks to St Johns for finding me some ice from Mr Whippy!! Date of review: September 20, 2011
In short: Lovely course and excellently organised In full: This event always delivers! A very fair course mainly through quiet, well marshalled country lanes. The course is basically fast and flat, apart from a steady incline (not really a hill) between 2km and 3km, a fast 500m downhill stretch at around 6km and the short sharp hill at 8km. The start and finish are very well orgainised. There is plenty of parking and as the "runners village" is at a secondary school there is good changing facilities. A thoroughly good event all round, and the fact it raises invaluable funds for Cystic Fybrosis makes it a 10k that automatically gets penned on my calendar. Date of review: September 19, 2011
In short: Nice race In full: great, well organised race. The scenery is really very pretty, typical quaint Kent countryside. The course has two hills, the second is quite challenging. Overall though quite a fast course, I managed a PB today. Thanks to the organisers! Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Great 10k In full: Done this last year, managed 46:48 this year knocking 3 minutes off last year. Fairly flat course with great scenery makes this a special course, ideal for beginners and runners looking for a PB. Can see me coming back every year now ! Date of review: September 18, 2011