In short: Lovely off-road route through the trees of Bowood Estate In full: Bright spring sunshine, only £6 to enter, lovely off-road course mainly on Estate tracks but with some cross-field stuff and 1km of tarmac. Low key but efficient organisation; very beginner-friendly as there's a walk as well. If you like ever-changing rural scenery with woodpeckers, jays and other woodland birds at every turn and don't mind rough under-foot conditions and some hills, then this is the race for you. You'll also be very pleased by your time, as it's only 9.4km! I shall be back. Date of review: April 2, 2012
In short: Low key event, well organised, bit expensive In full: A pleasant run out from the town along quiet roads to Heddington. The pub at half-way is a bit of a temptation..... Generally nice and flat, well marshalled. Good beginner's race. Date of review: March 26, 2012
In short: Start was better organised this year - nice local event. In full: Usual nice event. great atmosphere. Last year start was congested, so they changed the feed-in route this year - seemed to work.
Shame no T-shirt. Must have missed the mug between the orange & the chocolate bar :-) Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: Excellent organisation before and during race In full: What's not to like about a well organised race on a sunny day in beautiful scenery? Very impressed with pre-race information on major road closure. Well marked course well marshalled. Only 1 criticism.... no WATER at the end. Date of review: March 16, 2009
In short: Usual friendly well-organised hilly MT event - lots of mud, ice and falling deer In full: Great event; even following the deep freeze, it was surprisingly muddy and slippery. Fantastic scenery, great organisation, superb bacon butties, tea and cakes, all really good value. One of my favourite events. Date of review: January 12, 2009
In short: Usual well organised off-road race In full: This was my 4th time of doing this race. A lot muddier this year thanks to the overnight rain. Off-road shoes were essential. Shame about no river crossing, but otherwise perfect - lots of mud made it slippery but not stupidly ankle-deep. It's a nice course without any contrived detours; you get muddy enough on the paths. One of my favourite races of the year. Date of review: November 4, 2008
In short: Corsham Running Club have made a good job of this In full: I've only done this once before, and this year it seemed much muddier; the torrential rain the night before hadn't helped. However, the clue is in the name, and apart from one deep bog it was pretty runnable. Much of the off-road stuff is through lovely woods. The mile or so back to the village across the fields is great running.
Well organised by Corsham RC; very friendly and informal. Date of review: October 13, 2008
In short: Really tough. If you like 20k off-roaders, this is the one for you. In full: Positives: Great scenery, not too crowded, great organisation. Negatives: Really rocky; I saw 3 people with twisted ankles. After 1 week of dry weather it was still a bog in places; very hard going. If you enjoy that sort of thing, then do this race.
In short: Tough 10k course. Congestion needs to be sorted out In full: I think that this year the organisation was taen over by Corsham Running Club (in previous years it's been the Rotary Club, I think.) Pre-race organisation was good right up to the start. Instead of starting on the road (as I'd done in previous years) I ended up back in the car park funnelling through a narrow entrance. Then it was crawl for the next km. My own fault for getting boxed in, but in previous years I've always managed to get onto the road.
Apart from that the race seemed to be as good as ever; well marshalled, great T-shirt, and fantastic weather. One water stop (ideally placed just before half-way) on a 10k seems enough. Date of review: May 1, 2008