In short: Good event, well organised few minor issues though In full: Hot hot hot, can't believe I was sun burt in March. Its a good race, well orgainsed. However benches in the changing tent would be helpful. Also supervised bag store is needed, asking people to return to their cars to put bags in isn't on. The race doesn't have to accept resposiblity for it, but every other race seems to cope ok.
Apart from that little winge it was a good day and race. Date of review: March 11, 2012
In short: Car park Chaos, and at the finish too In full: This is the thrid time I've run this race, and maybe my last. I tried to arrive as early as ever but traffic was really bad,it was chaos at the car park, which closed right infront of me. I then had to dump my car, change and run to put my bag in. Then run to make the start too. Very stressful way to start the race. The course was fine as ever, but organisers should be clear early about music, either ban it in the race info or don't. People at the start didn't know and some were left not knowing what to do with their mp3's. Also the finish was very busy indeed, worst I've seen in, Were the numbers of entries up ?
Are people getting greedy ?
I'm going to have a think about next year and if I'll give it another go or not. Date of review: September 28, 2009
In short: Wel organised race as ever, maybe at its limit for entries now, but still a great event In full: Smooth organisation, but I think 3400 runners is engough, crowded start but other wise ok. Drinks station were pleantiful, well manned and in botles too. I like this race but the greenway for the last 6 miles is cruel.
Anyway well done to all concerned, lets hope for more cloud next year !
Pass the after sun ! Date of review: April 27, 2009
In short: Smoothly orgainised, excellent race. Well done. In full: I really enjoyed this race, a fast route and well organised. lots of drink stations and very friendly marashalls. Just the old loo problem, and labelling the changing tents male and female should have been done earlier to prevent any problems.
Apart from those 2 minor points it was great.
Well done see you all next year. Date of review: March 2, 2009
In short: Well organised event, good fast course. In full: This was my fisrt time of running the event, and it was well organised and a good fast course. The usual problems re toliets, and despite the notes saying energy drinks would be provied at 5, 10 and 15 miles it was only water which was a shame. On the whole a smooth race which I would run again. Date of review: February 16, 2009
In short: Once again Hot and Hilly, but a lovely race. In full: Well orgainised, and even though I've run this before the hills still take a toll. Lovely race though, beautiful new forest and a sense of joy when you finish, a PB on this course for me this year although miles off my normal half time.
Thanks to all concerned see you all next year. Date of review: September 23, 2008
In short: A lovely race, weel organised and a good day out. In full: Once again a well organised race in the very pretty new forest. The Childrens entertainer this year was excellent, and a very good idea.
My only moan was the lack of loos, just not enough for nearly 1000 runners, apart from that no complaints at ll.
I'll be back next year.
Thanks to all concerned. Date of review: July 14, 2008