In short: relaxed In full: local but nevertheless a wonderfully laid-back affair. the lack of numbers was a first for me but thankfully didn't cause too many problems (although if more arrive in following years it might), excellent effort for a first time event. quite a tough little course with a climb from 2-3 miles but I had a lady from my running group complete it as her first run so equally attainable. Well done hsvcc - see you next year? Date of review: May 2, 2011
In short: only thing missing was the mud - but you can't help the weather In full: Free T; Free pint; glorious day; BBQ; what more could you want? (Oh the race wasn't bad too haha). Excellent value for money - thank you VERY much Bitton Road Runners. You put most of the others to shame! Date of review: April 24, 2011
In short: hot In full: Sorry to mark this down for PB and beginner friendliness but definitely NOT PB course (unless its the only 20k you've ever done)and from the amount ache today I feel that you would have to 'prepare' for this run. That said, lovely mix of runners and I do love the camaraderie at these sorts of lunatic events. I still can't get over the spedd of some of the kamikaze's down the suicidal slopes!! . Great event that every should have a go at Date of review: April 18, 2011
In short: Big Events like Bath could learn from this! In full: Everything you want - easy (free) parking near the start, restricted numbers to prevent (too much) congestion, nice course, great support from the town! I too was surprised by the 'undulations' (although they WERE metioned on RW, AND I've done this event before duh!) For the money I felt the medal/banana/water were ample and you could also but a t if you felt the need. Really DO wish the bigger events like Bath would take a leaf out of Fleet's book - and listen to what the RUNNERS say. Well done Fleet and Crookham Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: DONT ADVERTISE A T SHIRT THEN NOT GIVE ONE! In full: Very VERY disappionted with this run - especially as i have been wanting to it for a few years now (last year snowed off). On arrival at HQ found free t shirts (from LAST year) that had obviously been back to the manufacturer to have 'snowed off' printed on them RW had this advertised as having a memento AND t shirt and on completion of today I was also told to go back to HQ to collect my t shirt
End result - NO TSHIRT, NO MEMENTO!!
Maybe being childish but todays run was really hard work and to have absolutely nothing to show for it is a bit of a kick in the teeth
Off my soap box now - BIG BIG thankyou to all the marshalls who must've been freezing in the terrible conditions to give up they're sunday for us Date of review: February 13, 2011
In short: Blimey! In full: Took me until Wednesday to even be able to walk properly again!! I know i'm coming back from injury but this just made me ache like you wouldn't believe. That said, I think everyone should do this.
Def one of the hardest runs of done for the distance invloved - I dont think my offroaders will every recover!! Date of review: February 9, 2011
In short: so cold! In full: turned up at this run fully expecting there to be a sign at the venue stating 'run cancelled due to adverse weather'. But it wasn't, and so glad - really well organised first-time event. 3 layers but -6 degrees meant i was still cold but lovely little local event and nicce course that seemed to be over really quickly. well done stampede sports Date of review: November 28, 2010
In short: great weekend In full: Went over to Jersey for the weekend. Had a great time. Everything thought of. Nice early start was good as route not traffic free. Really good atmospere with a lot of 'off-islanders' in attendance. Surprisingly fast course even though 1-3miles a bit of a grind. Thank you everyone who helped put on a great show (with special thanks to mary). Date of review: November 25, 2010
In full: Enjoyed this one as always. Well done AVR - especially with course change due at the last minute because of overnight rain. A big thanks too to all the marshalls and helpers (who needs hellrunner? haha) Date of review: November 8, 2010