In short: A race for everyone: multiple laps and multitudinous laughs on the undulating but fast Gravesend Cyclopark. In full: Fantastic race. Yes, it's 20-odd laps, but that can easily be made a positive thing. Set up your own drinks table (space is made available for this), interact with your favourite members of the crowd each lap, challenge yourself to keep each laptime constant, or just encourage your faster/slower friends when they lap you (or vice versa). Impeccable organisation by tzruns who work tirelessly and successfully to improve this race year on year. I ran the inaugural race in 2012 and thought it was pretty darned good then. It's got better. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: If you could enter only one race per year, do this one! In full: 'Colworth' is a superbly organised three-day festival of running, camping and drinking (single day entries are available). Three multi-terrain courses of 5, 8.1 and 13.1 miles make up the 'Marathon Challenge'. Races count individually and also towards an overall aggregate. Race against, eat and drink with, and camp alongside other runners at an event which generates a truly inclusive atmosphere that is both beginner and family-friendly.
Tremendous praise to the organisers for keeping the event going this year, despite horrendous amounts of rain leading up to the weekend. As a result, race speeds were down this year, but not the spirits of the participants! Huge fun was had by everyone I encountered on the course, at the campsite, or in the bar!
Well done again Colworth Str1ders! Date of review: June 25, 2012
In short: Fantastic! One of those feel-good races from the moment you walk into the Race HQ.and old In full: I run a lot of races but review very few. I should try harder in this regard. I'll happily make an exception for this race because it's bloody superb! When the race organisers, helpers, marshalls and fellow runners are as helpful, smiley and good-willed as at Kent Roadrunner, then 17 laps can be an absolutely bonus - you get to meet, cheer and encourage everyone more frequently. Supersmooth tarmac with gentle undulations means fast times are definitely possible, but pack a smile along with your racing flats! Date of review: June 6, 2012
In short: Much more than just running...... In full: This is a great social weekend with bouncy castles, face-painting, bbqs, camping, beer and loads of laughs. Occasionally, a running race interrupts the festivities. Great organisation. Great value for money. Great fun! Date of review: June 23, 2009
In short: Very enjoyable out-and-back run along cycle path from Morecambe through Lancaster along the River Lune. In full: A perfect pre-FLM run. Frequent water stations, nice marshalls, and only a couple of short stretches on open roads. Will definitely return again. Sincere thanks to the organisers: you should be proud of your event (and long may it continue). Date of review: March 27, 2006
In short: Superb. Hard to imagine a faster 10K road race. In full: Very smooth organisation with good facilities available at the sports centre before and after the race. And someone has probably already mentioned that it's a fast course... Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Flat, fast route around the country lanes near Burnham, Brean and Berrow In full: Smallish event that deserves to be sucessful. Efficiently organised by friendly types from King Alfred Sports Centre, Burnham Harriers and Burnham Lions Club. A welcome alternative to other, busier half-marathons that may be taking place in the area around this time of year. Date of review: October 2, 2005