In short: a great cowpat replacement In full: So glad somer ac managed to find a replacement for the cowpat canter. this race was brilliant. good organisation and goody bag. we managed to lose the race organiser but with everyone in good spirits this didn't put the damper on things. a great course (with jack and jill hill over surprisingly quick) - oh and can't wait to have a go at this one in the mud!!! bring it on again next year somer.... please Date of review: May 15, 2011
In short: great to come back In full: Did this a couple of years ago and really glad to have come back for another go. Can't praise it highly enough. Sponges as well as water were a great addition. Good support. And the goody bag (tee/bottle/medal/AND kit bag)!!!!! Excellent value for money. I think that limiting numbers is wise too considering the twisty parts of the course. Thank you everyone who helped with organising this Date of review: May 9, 2011
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