In short: A great race but by imposing a two hour cut off our club felt it was not a very inclusive race for our inclusive club. In full: This race is great - pretty hilly, lovely scenery and great marshaling, but what a shame imposing a two hour cut off for a half marathon. Only four of our club ran it today (because we paid), the usual 20 remaining went elsewhere in protest and we've removed it from our club races listing. If the cut-off is imposed again for 2013 the field is going to shrink even further - it was smaller than usual today. It was one of my favourite races, but now it's not inclusive... Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: Lovely, scenic 10k circuitous out-and-back with a mix of surfaces. In full: This is probably one of the nicest 10k races I have done. Mildly undulating with two tough little bridges to climb (twice) and a lovely atmosphere, I really enjoyed the scenery and mix of surfaces. An unexpected season's best. Plenty of parking (although the road in and out is a bit challenging with pedestrians having to walk very close to a stream!) and a very good race HQ at the Bisham Abbey sports centre (the loo queue was a bit long - more portaloos required!). Really enjoyed this one. Date of review: March 25, 2012
In short: Fabulous trail race, very well organised - loved it! In full: This was my first time running the Ashtead 10k and what a gem it was. Lovely friendly people and wonderful scenery, it was undulating and interesting. My new favourite 10k! Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Great race, brilliantly supported, I try to do this every year. In full: I missed this race last year, so was really looking forward to it for this. Great start - community college centre is a marvellous race HQ - loads of loos, great baggage drop, arrangements were second to none. Race itself was great - brilliantly marshaled and a water station too. Don't know if they did it last year but timing by chip and 9.35pm - still no results (I'm our running club press secretary - so it'd be great to get times for us all for the race report this evening - but not so sadly)> Also after finishing in 58 or so minutes and coming back from changing into dry clothes, they had run out of goody bags, so just received a non-technical tshirt and £5 off Sweatshirt voucher. Will still do it again next year! Date of review: February 13, 2011
In short: Lovely XC but a bit short of the advertised 10k! In full: Pretty well organised, considering it's set up by a netball club (so presumably to raise funds for them). Was brilliantly marshalled, but was nearly a quarter of a mile short of the 10k and the application process and web site let it down. The form had the map on the back apparently, but was a single-sided PDF when downloaded - so no idea of the route until that morning. Weather was hilarious, but that just makes things more interesting. Results still not up - advised would be available by Friday. I'd still do it again - atmosphere was marvellous. Date of review: May 21, 2009
In short: Good race but sketchy marshalling, no water station and lost km markers! In full: This was my first Wimbledon 10k and it's quite a large and well established event. Flat and downhill mostly, with one fair climb up to Wimbledon Village. Mostly on pavements and then a short stretch across the common. However, for such an established event it was clearly not organised by a running club. The marshalling was a bit hit and miss - runners at one point were finding the best line which took them through traffic on a one-way system but there was no real marshall control (just a lot of top-of-the-lungs shouting by 1 female marshall to "stay on the pavement") and a lot of anger from drivers who had runners ducking in and out of them, km markers were missing in parts and there was no water station at all - not even on the common stretch where provision could have been made. For such a large and established race, it was a bit rough around the edges around the route, to say the least. Back at HQ was where the effort had been made with good parking, great PA, decent enough toilet facilities, food after the race, a medal and bottle of water and a recovery milkshake. However, despite the negatives on the race itself, I still want to run it again in October to try to beat my time this March. And that's the draw!
In short: What a fabulous race! Traffic-free, very well marshaled, friendly and very well set up course. I'll be doing it again! In full: This was the inaugural Surrey Badger and was very well organised, marshaled and marked out. We were supported by enthusiastic marshals, plenty of water stations and the course was cleverly laid out so that we were rewarded with nice downhill sections after having slogged up muddy trails or weaving around to deal with awkward cambers and puddles on woodland paths. I loved this race and will definitely do it again next year.
Thanks to all the organisers and marshals. Fab time! Date of review: September 7, 2008
In short: What a great race, organised by volunteers and provided for free. In full: I've done Bushy Park - it's big now by comparison with this one - nearly 300 people. I loved this - it was challengine but great fun, with a smaller field, all off-road and as with all the TT family races, brilliantly organised and friendly. Date of review: December 2, 2007