In short: Nice Sunday morning run in lovely surroundings! In full: Enjoyable small race, well organised and nice atmosphere. Re some of the criticisms of others - it was clearly advertised as 'multi-terrain' so surely uneven ground, long grass, holes, hills etc should have been expected - also it is an event put on to raise money for charity so quite right that the organisers don't waste funds on medals! I loved it and look forward to next year. Date of review: August 29, 2013
In short: Lovely way to spend a Sunday morning! In full: Did it last year and loved it so came back for more - wasn't disappointed! Slightly altered course was great - coming along to the finish seemed much better (unless I was just feeling better this year!). Nice friendly atmosphere and not too big - if it turned into a much bigger event the paths would maybe be a bit congested so love it as it is! Date of review: June 2, 2013
In short: Lovely way to spend Sunday morning! In full: Congratulations to Sam and her Team - very well organised, excellent communications before race, very well marshalled - would have been absolutely impossible to get lost or take the wrong turn!
Lovely venue for the start/finish so great to be able to indulge in tea and cakes afterwards!
Thanks Sam and Marlow FM - hope it becomes a regular event - will be looking out for it next year! Date of review: May 27, 2012
In short: Great way to spend a Sunday morning! In full: Really enjoyed myself - small, friendly race in beautiful countryside. Well marshaled and well marked course and the first XC race I've ever done where the organizers had kindly marked tree roots/tree stumps in fluorescent paint! Nice hard race with killer hills and we were warned at the start that although billed as 10K it was actually longer (6.5 miles by my reckoning!) well that's my excuse when broadcasting my time!! Well done to the organizers. Date of review: December 4, 2011
In short: Lovely race - very hard but great atmosphere and lovely scenery! In full: Very good, hard multi-terrain race with great organisation, lovely atmosphere, beautiful scenery and fantastic cakes - what more could you ask! I think they've made it harder and longer than it used to be a few years back - but then I'm a few years older so I guess it would seem harder!! Thanks Pewsey Vale Running Club! Date of review: February 22, 2009
In short: As they say - blood, sweat and hills - wonderful! In full: I LOVE this race (even though I'm a slow, old person!). A real challenge - very tough YES but if it was easy it wouldn't be worth doing! Killer hills, both up and down, but some grippy off-road shoes, a bit of training and a lot of determination make for a great day out! Date of review: January 12, 2009
In short: Nice scenery, nice T-shirt, friendly atmosphere and KILLER HILLS! In full: I have always said this is one of the hardest half marathons I do each year. Maybe memory plays tricks, but even though I've done it before, each year the hills come as a nasty shock and I keep thinking 'surely it wasn't THIS bad last time?'! However, I keep coming back for more so Marlow Striders are doing something right - thanks again guys for a great race! Date of review: November 5, 2007
In short: As others have said, great way to finish off the year! In full: I LOVED this race and am only sorry I haven't done it before! Very friendly, not too bad underfoot and the steps are killers (all three times!). Date of review: January 16, 2007