In short: Great support around most of the course, loved the town centre start and finish In full: First time I've done this race, took me by surprise so much was on muddy paths/grass but i should have done more research as it's classed as a multi terrain race Loved the start being in the town centre and great for supporters as they can nip down the shops or have a coffee whilst waiting. The only grip i have is there were no portaloos so i ended up using a pub toilet which was ok but i felt bad for the pub. Great little surprise in the goody bag - a insulated lunch bag which is a nice touch! Date of review: May 25, 2014
In short: Very well organised, shame no medal! In full: I really enjoyed this race, first time and I'll be back. Very well organised, lots of parking. Downside is no medal. I've done over 30 races so far and this is the first time I've not had a medal which is really odd Date of review: April 24, 2014
In short: Good race, so many supporters and good marshalling In full: Overall, really good race, it was too hot for my liking but that's nothing to do with the organising. The only thing I'm puzzled with is the course on both on my garmin and endomondo showed 13.2m not 13.1m so even though it's not a big deal, the 100meters costs in terms on of 30 seconds or so, so really adds to your time.
Pros: Very well marshalled So many supporters and great how the course loops down the high street twice so you get double cheers which is great Good value
Cons: Course length wasn't quite 13.1m a bit of congestion at water station 2 - because it was a hot day, everyone was stopping for water and it got really congested, runners bumping into everyone and also waiting to get a cup of water Great finish in the park for friends and family waiting for their runners Date of review: March 16, 2014
In short: such great value for money In full: 2nd time i've done the race, overall it's a good race and very good value for money. Pros - very good value for money - started on time and lots of support from marshalls and locals - good bag and medal at end - no tie on laces chip but one which was on the race number - very nice lady at mile 11 giving out jelly babies to runners - nice touch!
Cons - long queues for toilet - shower facilities weren't great but i guess at least it was available - missing some mile markers (unless i didn't see them) - water station signs weren't there for all water stations so before you knew it you were running into one so you had to quickly veer to the right to be on the right side
In short: Great organised run In full: Pros - really well organised, - marshalls were awesome, stood in the miserable weather cheering runners on. - small enough event so you don't spend ages to cross the start line - plenty of parking - lots of drinking stations (and sponges - but we didn't need these in the hideous weather!) - plenty of loos
Cons - lack of mile markers, unless it was me but I only starting seeing them at mile 5 onwards - T-shirts were being handed out quite far away from the finish line so I think a lot of people would have missed these - Loos were in a soggy field= wet feet and I'd not started the race!
All in all a good race Date of review: April 29, 2012
In short: Great run - but get ready for the hill! In full: I'd heard tons of great things about Henley but the hill was clearly a challenge! But I wasn't too phased when I got there, it was steep but do-able. I did a PB so very pleased.
Get to Henley early enough to get good parking - not enough loos is something I noticed.
Otherwise great race, the 4 little girls at the top of the hill gave me great motivation to start running again after stopping near the top! They were great!
Nice goody bag too and medal. Date of review: October 12, 2010
In short: Not bad run, best thing was the early 9am start In full: Nice little race, great early start which means you have the rest of Sunday to do other things! Minimal queues for anything which was nice and good marshalling throughout. Because it was so early on a Sunday morning, the drawback is not many supporters on route to cheer you on. There was a runner with a dog who tripped over his own dog and nearly fell over - so dangerous. Dogs should not be allowed in the races. Date of review: October 3, 2010
In short: Killer hills but good race overall! In full: I'd never done a 10k before with so many hills, there were about 4 hills and pretty steep to the extent that towards the last hill everyone was just walking up.
It is definitely a good race but not a race where you can get a PB - certainly the hills didn't help but the heat was pretty intensive as well. Thankfully a lot of the running was offroad to plenty of shade. Over all not much was run in the direct sunlight - that helped! Date of review: August 30, 2010
In short: Great value for money, not the easiest of runs but a PB is possible, despite the incliness! In full: Great run, first time I have done the Pewsey half but I'm coming back next year! Set my new PB which was fabulous!
The best thing is it was great value for money, and it was a smallish crowd which is much friendlier.
Marshalling was very good, organisation was good, plenty of parking, nice little area to shelter in before the start of the race with coffee/cakes to buy
The only thing is the drivers on the road - some were driving way too fast. Some runners didn't help themselves either by running in the middle of a narrow road when it was obvious cars would be coming - some speeding too.
The ban of personal listening devices wasn't a big of a problem thatn I thought - the beautiful scenery definitely made up for it. Spotted 2 of the white horses on the hills!
Pretty challenging course in that there were some decent long but not steep inclines, most done by mile 4 but smallish ones post mile 4.