In short: Great Low Key Race through lovely Hampshire Countryside In full: Considering the amount of rain we have had in the last month the course was in great shape. Cheerful marshalls, though that may be due to the fact that the sun came out for the first time in weeks, and a really well organised event. Great goody bag; T shirt, towel, banana and balloon to amuse the kids. Will be back next year. Date of review: July 8, 2012
In short: Very Hard Course In full: Not quite sure why everyone is raving over this event I found it to be a very hard course. I can cope with the hills but I spent the last half of the marathon staring at my feet due to the nature of the trails. Kilometre markers were way out which is not a major issue and what the hell was the compulsorary hat gloves tights and jacket about? Date of review: July 6, 2012
In short: Excellent Race In full: (20 Mile Challenge) First time at this event; really enjoyed it. The conditions underfoot were challenging given all the rain this month and there are quite a lot of hills. The reward of the hills is the fabulous views from the top of the Downs. Great marshalls and helpers, nice momento, meal at the finish, what more could you want. Date of review: May 12, 2012
In short: 5/10, could improve and needs to listen. In full: For a first running of the event it was OK. There have been a lot of comments made which I'm not going to add to. Hopefully they will take them onboard for next year, oh and get a running club on the race committee so you know what's important to well the runners! Date of review: May 1, 2012
In short: Good Local Race with PB Potential In full: This is a good local league race which has serious PB potential even with the small off road parts. Facilities are adequate and organisation is good. What's nice is that the organisers listened to feedback from last year and sorted out minor niggles. Well done. Date of review: November 6, 2011
In short: Excellent, though tough 10k In full: The first hill seems to get easier every year; perhaps it's because I'm getting slower. The second hill at 5k seems to get steeper every year perhaps it's because I'm getting older. Great Event, well organised and well sponsored so nice momentoes. Date of review: August 18, 2011
In short: Good Club 10 Mile Rice In full: This is a nice club organised race along a scenic river valley. Resonably quick at the front; the course isn't flat but can bring out some PBs, and a good mix of runners.
There seemed to be quite alot of traffic between 2 and 5 miles though all the drivers I saw were waiting patiently - due credit to the marshalls.
Nice T-shirt as a momento and I'll be back next year. Date of review: March 13, 2011