In short: They meant what they said....Challenging! In full: I really enjoyed this race, it was what I was expecting from the pre information received.
In comparison to the Faversham 10K two weeks previously it was more hilly and the level/fitness of the runners was high. I managed to add two minutes on my time that I did in the Fav 10K so pleased about that. I started near the back and there weren't that many stragglers.
Despite the weather being good from the start of the race it could have started earlier to avoid the midday sun around half way. Otherwise excellent race and organisation.
In short: Great race, well worth the travel In full: This was the best organised race I have done, no fuss or complications. Friendly locals and great atmosphere especially the MC near the finish. Well worth the long drive to get there and directions from the organiser's web site were simple and acurate. Will book this one in for next year too. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: Great race, well worth the travel In full: This is one of the best value for money runs I have been to. Very friendly and well marshalled, not really difficult to get lost. The capacity of the event could cater for the 750 runners limit and I would welcome introducing a 10k as well as I still had my running legs at the end. Date of review: August 8, 2005
In short: A good all round run In full: The organisation and everything that goes with it was excellent. Mainly because it was kept simple and the start was prompt and all facillities were in one place. Also, any questions, concerns, comments were answered promptly by the race organiser via the RW forum.
Cheers!....I have this one already booked in my diary for 2006. Date of review: May 8, 2005
In short: Good organisation and friendly event In full: It was great to run with people of different abilities and not feel pressured to run beyond your capabilities. It was well worth the journey to travel to and the scenery/town was great. Even though there was no supervised bag storage I was able to leave my bag around the tent area with no worries of it walking away.
In short: Poor overall especially for a 'Sports Organisation' In full: I have been to many events in my history as a runner but this one takes the energy snack! Given that it was for 'people in need' can one chocolate bar constitute a Goody Bag'? I have done charity runs where the entry fee was a lot less and the organisation was first class and the reward for your effort was greater than a chocolate bar. No distance markers, water station was a joke, better scenery in my garden. They have advertised another 10K in May with the same entry fee (£10-11) and terms i.e. 'Goody Bag'for all finishers....where will the proceeds go for this one! Date of review: April 24, 2005