In short: Mostly flat In full: A very enjoyable and friendly race over mostly dead flat trails and New Forest roads, dull and drizzly to start but the sun was coming out towards the end. Great Marshalls and friendly runners. You can tell it is run by runners rather than an event company as it seems basic (but equally well organised). Great value for money race and a good first 10 mile race given the flatness and changing scenery. Nice horsebrass for the finishers but like someone said last year ,a piece of ribbon, even if it is only plain (The race details are cast into the horsebrass) would be a nice touch. Great race - Thanks Date of review: July 18, 2016
In short: A good race through some nice New Forest scenery In full: This was my first proper race, and I loved it. Not too expensive, and a good course. A nice challenge to step up from 5k or 10k races before attempting a half marathon. Date of review: October 12, 2015
In short: A well organised, possibly PB race In full: This is a very popular multi terrain race, which attracts runners of all abilities. Organisation, as always, was first class, with ample parking, friendly enthusiastic Marshalls, well stocked drinks stations, and of course lovely forest scenery. This was my 23rd time at the race, and only the second that had rain. It was much cooler this year, which probably accounted for me running the fastest time for this race since 2000. I will be back next year, all being well, as a 70 year old, so I hope the Organisers will include a 70 age category, which is sadly lacking. Date of review: July 16, 2015
In short: A lovely race whilst getting to see the New Forest In full: Challenging on the gravel tracks but worth it. Everybody friendly and excellent organisation. Glad we had a little rain this year as no shade when it's hot! Date of review: July 13, 2015
In short: As always - lovely race In full: Second time running this race - first time it was 32 degrees and sweltering. This time it was windy and rainy but both times I have massively enjoyed the race. Ten miles of beautiful New Forest countryside - mainly good paths. No need for trail shoes and relatively flat. Nice mix of club runners and non-club runners meaning it's beginner friendly as well as club-friendly.
Varied course with some open fields and views of the famous ponies, and some through more woody areas. Always good support throughout the course and in the start/finish field. Year-specific horse brass at the finish line, oodles of parking and plenty of portaloos - what more could you ask for?! Date of review: July 13, 2015