In short: Great race, good fun, muddy, but good fun! In full: A very wet and skippy first half of the race but very enjoyable all the same. A free half pint of beer at the end was a nice touch too. Missed it last year but so glad I made the effort to go this year despite the awful weather. Date of review: July 20, 2012
In short: Enjoyable race with narrow and, on this occasion, very muddy paths In full: Very enjoyable atmosphere. Thanks MMM. I particularly liked the beer and banana prize at the end which is better than a tatty 50p medal anyday! I made my half pint up to a pint for only £1.00...never was into halves! Why not add £1 to the entry fee and give a pint?...It's a deal. They even did a veggie hot dog for me, so I take my hat off to the organisers. It's apparently made from minced vegetarians so they say. They get what they deserve! One slight criticism: The paths were very narrow and single file a lot of the way, so it was nearly impossible to overtake anyone, especially in the 2nd and 3rd K. It would help maybe if the grass were to be cut about a metre wide where possible. The mud...well MMM! Say no more....your prayers were answered: Date of review: July 20, 2012
In short: Superb! Can't wait to do it again! In full: It may be a humble 5k, but this little race is a real gem! The course is fun taking in playing fields, narrow off-road tracks and tarmac paths. There's twists and turns, but the friendly and plentiful marshals guided runners throughout. Owing to the off-road nature of the course, it's not the fastest 5k around but it's great fun. It's almost entirely flat with a slight incline in the last kilometre.
The atmosphere was superb and there was a good mix of abilities among the runners. It appeared to be extremely beginner friendly. The bananas and beer for all runners at the finish were very welcome! Ooh, and the fish and chip van was an inspired decision.
All in all, a real feel-good event and a thoroughly pleasant evening. Thanks to the organisers, Muddy Mucky Monkeys! I'll definitely be back next year! Date of review: July 22, 2010