In short: Folkestone never fail to put on a great race! In full: This is my 4 outing at this event and Folkestone always get it right. The new HQ has good facilities, loads of toilets at the start and very short queues for them. The organisation was excellent, loads of marshals and a well organised start/finish line.
My only gripe was that the water stations were at strange spacing. 1m, 4m, 6m, and 9m - 1m was to early and 4m a little late. Other than that all ok.
Keep up the good work. Graham Date of review: April 6, 2010
In short: A scenic race, but where was the organisation? In full: This has to be one of the most shambolic races, i've ever been to. No signs to the race HQ, long queues for very overworked toilets, no clear markings/signs for the start line. Not to mention a lack of marshals on course & a complete lack of water (one very overworked marshal manning a water station at 3mile, 6mile was non existent, the race was just about reprieved by the 10 mile station - but this was to little to late).
I will not be running this race again. Its only redeeming feature was the scenic countryside. Date of review: March 15, 2010
In short: A Glorious Race In full: This is a lovely race, through a very scenic part of Kent. It is well organised and supported. My only gripe is that we could have done with a second water station. Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: A pleasently scenic and well supported race. In full: This is a very unusual race, firstly you don't expect such a rural race, so close to London. Secondly its organisation is as good (if not better) than the London Marathon. They have properly organised zone starts, well organised timing chip system and loads of support from spectators. Who can ask for more!
In short: A very special race in my diary! In full: This is something very special. Its hilly, muddy and very hard work, so no chance of a PB. But there are some lovely touches from the organisers, including well organised water stops every 2 miles, regular jelly baby stops, great marshalling, extremely well marked out route, nice T shirt and even a free pint of real ale at the finish.
Keep up the good work Tunbridge Wells Harriers! Date of review: September 14, 2009
In short: Great Race, even if the hills did make you ache. In full: This is a well organised and enjoyable race. It might be as hilly as they get, but that does not stop the support through the villages being fantastic and the organisation one the best. Date of review: May 26, 2009
In short: A much improved race on last year, despite the weather. In full: Well done Invicta much better race than last year. It was good to see that last years issues of water stations & water supplies at the end had all been addressed.
Just a shame weather was so poor, but good organisation and a pleasant atmosphere more than made up for the ice cold driving wind & rain. Date of review: January 26, 2009
In short: Why have I missed this Gem of a race? In full: Wow, this has rate as a very good race. I've been running for 4 years now and completely missed this race. Yes it was cold, hard & hilly. But that did not stop it being great fun, well organised & a very pleasent atmosphere.
This has to go on my regular to-do calender. Date of review: January 5, 2009
In short: Great Race - shame its not a regular fixture In full: Loved every minute, Yep it was hilly, but that did not stop it being fun. Yep there were cars in places, but that detract from the overall pleasure.
The support was excellent, the organisation a treat, even the horse brass medal was good. Just a shame its going to be repeated. Date of review: December 17, 2008