In short: Very well organised race In full: This is fairly local to me but I haven't done it before. The organisation was great. Any race that offers a medal and a chocolate bar at the end gets my vote. It was hot, and the course has a couple of hills, so I was well outside my PB but I would do this again. Well done to Sandhurst Joggers. Date of review: August 4, 2011
In short: Good girls' night out In full: I've said "maybe" to doing the race again as I would probably do others next time, but I would recommend this race for beginners in particular, as well as ladies who want a good night out. The organisation is very good but as someone else mentioned, I would have expected a little more in the goodie bag for the price (although I fortunately had a discount code). You get a running vest and a medal and it did seem as though they listened to the feedback they received on Facebook from last year, so no doubt it will be even better next year. All in all a good event but probably more for beginners/those wanting a night out than the serious runner. Date of review: July 20, 2011
In short: 2011: fab race despite the weather! In full: I travelled to Glasgow from Hampshire to do this race and really enjoyed it. It's a great event for beginners and more experienced runners alike and as so much of it is a gentle downhill or flat (yes there is a hill in Pollok Country Park but it's over quickly) it's a great course for a PB, which I achieved. I'd recommend it. Date of review: May 17, 2011
In short: Great race for beginners and experienced runners alike In full: I signed up for this as I live fairly local (Fleet) and thought it sounded like a nice community event. It is very well organised and you get a lovely medal at the end. Marshalls helpful and friendly and plenty of water. You use the loos in the school which is interesting - very low partition walls :) I was the 4th lady in so was delighted with my placing; it's a fairly flat course with a couple of gentle slopes but nothing too frightening. Definitely worth the money and I will return to do the 10 mile option next year. Date of review: May 17, 2011
In short: Home half marathon and it was great In full: I live in Fleet but have never had the confidence to run the half marathon before. Today I did and am so glad that I did. It is a very well organised race and incredibly well supported. And there were enough loos. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that they would only give you one bottle of water at the end and there was no goody bag (or if there was, I didn't get one). But the medal was really nice and I am only really interested in medals anyway. Also managed a great time, despite the hills. Well done Fleet & Crookham AC from a HRR member! Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: Really well organised race In full: This was my first ever 10 mile run and I completed it in just under 1 hour 30. Very well organised race, very enjoyable and great marshalls. Just wish that there had been a few more loos beforehand. But well done to all involved. Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: Nice flat friendly race In full: I was really nervous about this as I hadn't run more than 10k before, but it was great. Really well organised, lovely marshalls and a medal! Also plenty of food and drink at the end and a water station at the 4 mile mark.
The course is flat with a couple of small hills over canal bridges. And...near the end..a staircase you have to get up. That put me off my stride a bit but finished in a respectable time so v pleased.
Very pleasant race, well done to the organisers and the marshalls who turned out on a cold morning. Date of review: January 23, 2011
In short: Very hilly but lovely course and great atmosphere In full: This is a great race but be prepared for some killer hills. It is not flat/undulating! Was very enjoyable though. Date of review: November 8, 2010
In short: Great race - pity about the weather In full: CRUK events are very special. This was my first ever 10k. I can see from other reviews that it wasn't quite 10k though it seems to be up from the 8.8 of previous years. I didn't bother with the water at the half way mark as I had my own bottle, but they were giving out water at the beginning so I don't think there would be any reason to be dehydrated even if you didn't like the cups. There wasn't a goodie bag, or if there was, I didn't get one - I had a medal, cereal bar and some sweets given to me as I came out of the finish funnel. CRUK events are about raising money and remembering loved ones, but this is a lovely course and I was pleased with my time, even if the course was a touch on the short side. It's certainly good for beginners - some ladies were coming through the finish 2 hours after the start - I wondered if they'd stopped for a cup of tea half way round! The only downside was getting out of the car park - a complete nightmare. I suggest using the train. As we have Historic Royal Palaces membership we gave up and went into the palace for lunch. When we came back the cars had gone, but you have to be careful because they start closing the gates and it would be a long walk round the outside. But overall a great day. Date of review: October 4, 2010
In short: Was scared stiff, but managed a personal best! In full: I ran the 5k at this event as part of a warm-up to my first-ever 10k event a month later. I was feeling very nervous indeed as I had heard nasty things about the hills (as well as reading reviews on here about previous years’ races). However, I really didn’t need to worry. Despite the hills (and one really nasty one that I did walk up), I actually managed a personal best time for the 5k race. The event is very well organised, very friendly and my 7 year old loved taking part in the 1k kids’ race (there’s also a 3k for older children and a 60m dash for the little ones – they all get medals and goodie bags). Am definitely going next year and might even think about the 10k! Even if you are a semi-beginner like me, I would definitely recommend it. Perhaps not a race for the absolute beginner but once you’ve got 2-3 5ks/10ks respectively under your belt, go for it! Date of review: September 13, 2010