In short: Well organised 10km in countryside In full: Turning up for the event you are guided to a school car park which is around 1km from the race HQ, so a little shock to the system, but once at race HQ number collection & baggage drop was well managed.
Timing chips issued with clear instructions. Not many toilets available. Another few hundred meters walk to the start line which was in a pretty narrow alley and for those nearer the back was a bit of a squash.
Race itself initially took you through 1km of Malmesbury before venturing out into the countryside. This is an undulating 10km and the first half of the race felt like a gradual climb up to the 180 degree turning point just after 5km. The country roads were quiet and well marshalled & signed. Water stop just after half way (plastic cups).
Finished at Malmesbury FC, with a nice splattering of spectators and good PA system naming all the runners are they came across the finish line. Results available immediately (as they always are with DB Max races). Nice medal, and a few little bits as a goody bag. Free massage available. Bottles of wine & buffs for category winners. Then long walk back to the car park again!
Overall a nice 10km run. Great to see lots of local gyms taking part, so you didn't get the feeling that there was a bias towards club runners. Although race was supposed to be tied in with the Malmesbury Carnival I didn't see any signs of carnival celebration around the race course. Date of review: September 9, 2015
In short: A hilly 'flat & undulating' course... Well sign-posted on arrival, but other aspects of organisation not great In full: Was disappointed to discover after the race that this does not appear to hold a UKA licence. A hilly race, and part of the course running through a pretty busy junction of the town meaning relying on the kindness of drivers to take heed of the marshalls to allow you to cross over in full flow. Date of review: September 15, 2013
In short: fun hilly course. badly organised In full: the good stuff...an interesting, hilly course which was an enjoyable run the bad stuff...1. Don't advertise a hilly race as being flat and fast! 2. Thought that the local gym had been given far too much involvement - the way we all had to wait at the start to watch the gym members do their group warm up was bizarre and cringe-worthy. they were also running at a cheaper price than affiliated runners 3. they ran out of medals 4. it cost more to enter online (due to a hidden £1.50 surcharge) than to enter on the day!?! Date of review: September 1, 2013
In short: Felt like more hill running then flat but enjoyable. In full: Good sign posting to car park and HQ on arrival. Made to feel very welcome to a very well organised event. Marshals were great and the Lord Mayor at the start was a nice touch! Date of review: August 31, 2013
In short: Hilly course, poor organisation over medals at the end. In full: Even though this is described as a flat/undulating course, the winning time of 36+ mins proves this is far from flat! Bad organisation at the end of the race - they gave away all the medals so some of the pre-booked runners ended up with nothing. Not the level of organisation that you would expect from a big outfit like DB Max. Date of review: August 31, 2013
In short: A good course, well organised on the day. Will def do again. In full: Joining the race beforehand was made very difficult in that it said arranged by the activity zone but they new nothing about it, meaning I had to pay full price n the day. Date of review: September 1, 2012
In short: back for a second time!! In full: Fairplay malmesbury, i thought you laid on a terrific race!! fella doing the majority of the organising did you proud. Great prizes, ditch the medals for something original ... well done tho!!!