In short: I would not make a long drive for this, but if you are in the area... In full: This is a village 10K, complete with lovely tea stall with the Scouts, funfair etc. The route is nice and some pretty lanes and views - undulating, but you can pick up speed on the downhills. The challenge really is the traffic. None of the roads are closed and at times all of the pavement is blocked by pedestrians. So you are dodging your way through - and there are not so many marshals to help you. So be very alert! This took the edge off y enjoyment, I have to say. It is also a shame that there are no team prizes - just the fast individuals. But to be fair, this went to very age group including the V70's and both the male and female winners here were in great shape!
In short: Friendly, informal 10k In full: Course - Needs work to remove the 2 laps of the memorial ground before hitting the rest of the course. With woodland and country lanes all around, a better course is out there. The hill at 7-9km is a welcome challenge!
Value - £6 entry is a bargain - and shows that some 10k's over complicate things with chip timing that adds unnecessarily to the cost.
Organisation - Well organised, well marshalled. Decent medal. Also had a fair for friends/family as well as kids race and 8km walk.
In short: Great village atmosphere!! In full: Great village atmosphere, although didn't think much of the hill at the 7k mark!!! Overall nice run all be it a bit hilly....but the cheering crowds along the front of the fairground lift your spirits!! Great cheap family day out as the kids (8 & 3) loved taking part in the 3k fun run, and running with the kids is a great way to warm up! Only downside....THE TOILETS, not enough & pretty grim!
In short: Cheap and cheerful Sunday morning out in Mortimer In full: At £6 this is the cheapest race I've attended all year and well worth turning up for. A couple of laps round the roads surrounding the green soon give way to quiet country lanes and some nice inclines to stretch the legs. Good support all around the start/finish area and parking was a breeze. Thanks RRR :) Date of review: September 26, 2010