In short: one ruddy great hill In full: Lovely place to start and finish a race (Loseley House) and everything went to plan, marshals were smiling and encouraging all the way despite the bitter cold. Would recommend. Date of review: December 2, 2012
In short: worth a weekend away In full: decided to bring the whole family and make a weekend of it in Chichester on the Saturday followed by discount shopping at Gun Wharf Quay so no traffic problems for me (but a £12 parking fee). As for the race this was my first GSR - my wife did two before - and I found it really enjoyable, the spectators were great (lots of high-fiving kids) and most runners approached it with the right spirit although I also don't understand why people who want to walk after 2.4k would put themselves in the orange pen and add that pressure! Likewise the more 'serious' runners should ensure they're there early enough to get to teh front of the pens so that they don't cut people up in the first 2k (they should know better). Overall a good weekend! Date of review: October 30, 2012
In short: the hills are alive..... In full: Positives-good organisation at the car park, great race route (v hilly), marshals very encouraging. Negatives- a bit chaotic at the start and finish (needed more than the one water bucket please), runners walking up the hills blocking the paths giving you no choice but to walk. Date of review: September 9, 2012
In short: Hills spoiled by mud In full: The great British weather did it's best to spoil a very scenic but challenging run which I really enjoyed up to the last mile when the squelch nearly got to me but entering the venue and the sound of music kept me going....enjoyed the morning and look forward to PL2.
In short: muddy, wet but a very scenic run In full: a well organised, friendly run with a mix of families (youngsters were running a 4k)and more serious runners. well worth the visit. Date of review: April 21, 2012
In short: wet, muddy but the cakes were worth the wait In full: a bit more than an 'undulating'run but from the warm up to cup of tea, banana and cake at the end it was a very good, well organised run in very nice woodlands. Stewards were very friendly - but need one at the end of the loop - and although a few of us did an extra KM (thanks Mrs horse Rider)it was a nice Saturday morning run. Date of review: March 22, 2012