In short: Excellent, though tough 10k In full: The first hill seems to get easier every year; perhaps it's because I'm getting slower. The second hill at 5k seems to get steeper every year perhaps it's because I'm getting older. Great Event, well organised and well sponsored so nice momentoes. Date of review: August 18, 2011
In short: Good Club 10 Mile Rice In full: This is a nice club organised race along a scenic river valley. Resonably quick at the front; the course isn't flat but can bring out some PBs, and a good mix of runners.
There seemed to be quite alot of traffic between 2 and 5 miles though all the drivers I saw were waiting patiently - due credit to the marshalls.
Nice T-shirt as a momento and I'll be back next year. Date of review: March 13, 2011
In short: Low Key well organised race on a flat PB course In full: Good event; well organised, virtually traffic free route, course is flat and so good for a PB. Downsides are that some of the route is off road, the race is very quiet, so not much atmosphere and the last two miles are in an industrial estate so not exactly uplifting. I got a PB and my club had a good team position so I'm happy and will be back. Date of review: November 7, 2010
In short: Small low key event on Thruxton track In full: As this is on Thruxton track the only reason to do it is for a PB. Unfortunately it poured with rain and whilst it wasn't blowing a gale the breeze there meant a PB was never going to happen. It's a very small event so there is no real atmosphere, apart from banter with your club mates, and no real support. Did two out of the four races and not sure if it will be in my race calendar next year. Date of review: September 7, 2010
In short: Small Event In full: Lap and a bit of Thruxton. Currently a very small event which is very low key. Thus it has very little atmosphere, though that may come. Not the most exiting course as it's a motor circuit, but that means it should be quick, even if I'm not. Entry fee of £8 is a little steep as there was no prizes or momento. Date of review: July 13, 2010
In short: Well Organised Local Race In full: Well organised low key event, the course is tough because there is no chance of getting into a rhythm, it's either uphill or steeply downhill. One minor gripe; could we have warm showers next year, then it'll get 100% Date of review: May 10, 2010
In short: Great event - rubbish race In full: This is a great event made by London, not the organisers, but apart from the elites and maybe the championship you have no chance of running a decent race. Date of review: April 25, 2010