In short: One of my highest rated races. Not good PB potential because it's always scorching!! In full: Well done Dorset Doddlers - yet again a fantastic event in stunningly beautiful scenery. The beauty of that avenue of trees in the last mile would take my breath away, if I'd had any left by then!
Beware angry farmers, however. I get the impression that we are only slightly more popular with them than a bought of foot and mouth....
Thanks to those with the hoses as well! Date of review: August 6, 2007
In short: From a first timer: thaks - a great day out In full: I was told that this is a good race, and I was not disapointed. This is what local weekend racing is all about, and if you want to make that transition from the "novelty event 20,000 runner circus" to a proper race, you could do a lot worse than come to Tadley. Great atmosphere, great course. Date of review: July 15, 2007
In short: All it's made up to be In full: A great race. A smattering of club friends, but totally great for beginners. Zero cars makes up for the gravelly surface, and stunning scenery. You have to do this race! Date of review: July 8, 2007
In short: Lordshill RR put on top race again In full: Once again this was an excellent race, well done Lordshill. Despite running through mud in my best road racing shoes (!) and some 5 inch deep puddles, I enjoyed this race as much as ever. The start/finish car park is an excellent area to congregate and adds tothe atmosphere of the race. Date of review: June 25, 2007
In short: Wet 'n' Wild! In full: Never done this one before, but would do it again. The organisation is fantastic. I can see what people mean by the dour marshalls, but full marks to them for turning out on a day as wet as today, as well as the few families that did, but cheered everyone.
Well done Alton Runners, Round Table and local services! Date of review: May 13, 2007
In short: This race never fails to deliver. 2007 no exception In full: Great race as usual. Being HRRL gives it an edge. Did anyone mention the heat? My car thermometer said 31 degrees after the race. Date of review: April 16, 2007
In short: Did anyone mention the wind? In full: Well done Portsmouth for a great race, well organised, and a great track start and finish. Shame about the flooded paths and strong winds, but I'm glad I did it and will be back.
This seems to have been the best attended HRRL so far too - well done for that. Date of review: December 4, 2006
In short: 2nd time that I've been - even better than last year. In full: Well done to the organisers - you've cracked it!! This is a bl dy fantastic race I love it and put it in my top 5 (and I do about 40 races a year).
I laughed when I got to the place where I got lost last year (I missed the right turn through the staggered gaste just as you leave the Dorking Road). There were 2 MASSIVE arrows there - fantastic! Didn't miss it this year. Date of review: November 12, 2006
In short: This race never disapoints - it's a cracker In full: This is a fast race and it's very well organised. It suffers from the Sunday Morning Driver a little, but just ignore them - they go away after a few minutes! The organisation, as always, was impecable, the stadium start and finish is superb.
Oh, and a pb doesn't exactly spoil the day either. See you again, Abingdon! Date of review: October 22, 2006