In short: Another great Watlington 10km In full: The Watlington 10km races are simply must do races if you live in the area and like challenging runs. This year there was what seemed to be a record field, which is great news. There was a hold-up at the start, which was unfortunate. Bargain entry fee of £5 and includes bottle of water and a pint at the end. Good pint in the pub as well. Tough hills, and sometimes muddy and stumpy underfoot. Great race. I'll be back everytime. Date of review: December 1, 2013
In short: Well organised race In full: Well organised race, which is good value and the buff at the end was a nice touch considering how cheap the entry is. If this is local to you then is a good race for you as it is well run/marshalled, challenging, but good fun. 2.5 laps is a tough thing to run, but that is simply my aversion to running laps. The parking, registration and start are a decent distance apart. Overall a good race. Date of review: December 1, 2013
In short: Will be back next year, great value, well organised In full: I did the 20 miler again this year and enjoyed it more than last time as I had done more training, knew about the navigation and it wasn't as hot!
I will be back next year.
It still surprises me the number of runners with no directions or maps! All the info states it is self-navigation, so bring the info and don't blindly follow other runners.
That being said I like the camaraderie involved on these type of events, and everyone was v friendly.
This is a challenge make no mistake, but a fun one.
This race is a bargain.
My only disappointment this year was the bag at the finish. Please bring back the buffs/water bottles from last year. Date of review: September 22, 2013
In short: Amazing race, but v tough and hot, at least for me! In full: This year I moved up from the half marathon to the full marathon. It was v tough on my legs, with some hard climbs, but I will be back next year! It was great having more marshalls and markers this year, so I didn't get lost! I hope that this is the case going forward and not just a 1 off for the world championship selection! It really is an amazing area to run in and I recommend you run either the marathon or half marathon before it gets too popular. Many thanks to all the marshalls and organisers. Date of review: June 3, 2013
In short: Great race, well organised, good route In full: Ran this race in June and it was the same route in Dec, but oh so different to to run it! Think both are great local races. The numbers have increased from June to Dec, but not too many people. A couple of steep hills in there, but the descents are great. So cheap in comparison to other races. I'll be back for both races next year! Date of review: December 4, 2012
In short: Top notch race In full: I'm biased as I am from Tring and run with the club. But this is a great race, which offers value, great organisation and an excellent route. I would love to run it every year but I'll be out marshalling next year! All different abilities run this race which is great. Run this race before it gets too popular! Date of review: October 18, 2012
In short: Well organised, hilly 10km In full: 1st time I've done this one but I will definitely be back. A couple of decent hills in the race, but 2 steep descents which were welcome. It was dry so made the hills easier! Well marked via trees and arrows. Due to the small number of runners sometimes felt like you were out with no one else around! Small race but should grow as great value for money. Overall v well organised and marshalled with a water station, which was unexpected. Also plenty of red kites keeping an eye on all the runners! Date of review: July 1, 2012