In short: great 16 mile race In full: hot and dry this year - this does not suit me - only minor gripe is that the water cups were only half full leading to de-hydration! hit the wall at 14.75 miles - not fun! great cakes at the end and many thanks to the couple of runners who bought me a couple of slices of cake before I collapsed in a heap! hopefully will be cold and wet next year!! Date of review: April 14, 2012
In short: this is one of the all time greats - please keep doing it and the axe valley runners! In full: Unbelievable weather for early March and a fantastic atmosphere with plenty of fellow hashers taking part. It was just as well there was less beach as the race was really tough in the warm conditions Sadly I was the author of my own poor time as hadn't done anywhere enough training and hadn't run for 4 weeks after a flu-virus plus It was too hot and I had terrible cramp (a very big thank you to the marshals for some impromptu on-course physiotherapy!) A massive thank you to the race director and the 500+ who were involved in the organisation of the this huge event. Even went in the sea after I had finished (chafed intimate areas and seawater don't mix as I found when I got out!!)
In short: sort out a proper car park !!!!! In full: arrived late - could not park anywhere - organisers there are already car parking issues in bradford on avon before any race takes place so find a car park field somewhere even if it half a mile away - had to turn round and go home again - a complete waste of time and money as spent all my time driving around wiltshire - pretty fed up !!
In short: too much tarmac and concrete ! In full: the 10k is not advertised as a fun run so why aren't there any timings and prizes - The Army could easily do this ! Far too much tarmac on the 10k - the 3k was all on grass - we could do with a lap of the polo field! please think about altering the course ! Date of review: November 7, 2011
In short: nice small rural off roader in the wiltshire countryside In full: I made the effort to drive the 39 miles to this race after work this year after meaning to but not doing this race before, and was rewarded with a nice rural 10k that started and finished at a pub. pity the gound underfoot was dry as it would be lots of fun if it was muddy. the couse had to be changed during the race as a large branch fell from a beech tree just before the finish - they do that when the weather has been dry for a long spell - luckily it happened before the runners got there - top marks to the organisers for thinking on their feet to get round the problem. Very pleased to finish 7th in 43 20!! Any chance of getting the pub to put some chips on for next year as I was starving after the race! Will try and bring some other people with me next year! Date of review: May 16, 2010
In short: fast mainly downhill mt race In full: very cold on the gibbet so very fast (sprint start) surface very knobbly as mud had dried rockhard so i had to watch my footing - rain and mud for next year please. enjoyed the climb after the A34 didnt enjoy the road sections! finished just in time before I hit the wall. probably will do it again if it doesnt clash with the chedworth 10 like it has in most previous years Date of review: April 21, 2010