In short: Lovely canter around the snowy paths - a great start to Boxing Day! In full: Very well organised event with a friendly race crew. It's a regular race for lots of my running group as it's just right for recovering after Christmas. It's nice to see a real community event with junior races and a real mix of racers and joggers in the main race. Date of review: December 26, 2010
In short: Really well organised with an enthusiastic and friendly crew of helpers. In full: Every aspect of the race was well looked after - no queues for anything, nice rugby shirt as a momento and an enthusiastic race crew. Date of review: December 13, 2010
In short: Good run on a very soggy day In full: It felt more like a cross-country race for the first three miles along the canal tow-path, but after that it was a nice run through the woods around Hemel and Ashridge. Very well done to the marshals who must have been freezing in the rain and sleet - at least us runners were moving along to keep warm. The jelly-baby stop with a few miles to go is a nice touch.
In short: Well organised, enthusiastic support through the race and nice rugby shirt In full: It must have been a huge hassle to organise remote parking and bus transfers to the race, but it all worked like clockwork. One of the little touches that made a difference for me was the use of foam cups (rather than plastic ones), I could squeeze them to make a spout and drink on the run without it all going everywhere. Maybe that helped me to a PB today.
Great race Harriers - well done. Date of review: December 13, 2009
In short: a bit hilly but I'd recommend this race In full: Interesting, scenic course with good organisation and marshaling. Nice goody bags and it was good to have a beer and chat at the barbecue afterwards. Date of review: August 8, 2009
In short: Good race, with a barbecue and beer at the end In full: A good race, with encouraging marshals to lead you through the country lanes around Cranfield. The barbecue at the student bar is a nice chance to compare notes with other runners after the event. I'll be back to do this one next year. Date of review: July 4, 2009
In short: Great venue, well organised and lots of enthusiastic spectators made this a great evening. The free watermelon slices were a nice touch and just the job to help to cool down afterwards. Date of review: July 23, 2008