In short: Good course, good atmosphere In full: My first half marathon of the year. I was running behind the 1:30 pacemaker for two miles and part of me thought "this is the year". One mile later fantasy met reality but I still enjoyed my home county race. I miss the Guildford part of the route. Date of review: March 13, 2016
In short: Wonderful atmosphere but tough final two miles In full: A really good atmosphere with enough toilets for the men, but saw lots of women queueing up, so I'll leave it to women runners to rate that important aspect of the race. Anyway, Priory Park is a great location to start the race and after two miles you get to run on the open road and it's go, go, go until you hit the hills! If you're a good trail and hill runner then the final three miles won't be a problem, but if you're not then... Date of review: September 20, 2015
In short: Soaking wet but still enjoyed it. But where do I find the results? In full: I had a few drinks on the Saturday so did not run as fast as I hoped, but I still really enjoyed the run. Once you're wet, running in the rain is great. You don't get hot and sweaty and the air feels a lot cleaner. There were a few cars speeding past, but no real problems. Sometimes it's important to enjoy the weekend and see a run as a nice dose of exercise, rather than an event you must excel at. The flapjack in the goody bag was yummy! The marshals did a great job, thank you. The only issue is the endless search for the race results! Date of review: July 27, 2015
In short: More people are turning up for the Godalming Run In full: Before the run started I was very annoyed to see some Irish tw@t park his blue BMW sports car across two disabled parking bays outside Wilfred Noyce Youth Club. If anyone took a photo of his car, please spread it across social media so we can find out who he is and name and shame him. He should spend a year in a wheelchair,having a minimum wage maid wipe his bum so he knows what it's like to be severely disabled.
Thankfully the runners and supporters of the Godalming Run created a great atmosphere to make sure everyone could enjoy the day.
In short: Good race but result would be appreciated In full: A very nice run round the Cranleigh countryside. If you're fit and have followed a good training regime then you could set a PB. There are no narrow paths or people blocking your route. The bargain entry fee means no chip timing and don't expect to find out your time at the end. I'll have to wait for the results to be uploaded on the running club's website. Unfortunately my Garmin stopped working today so I will not be able to verify my allotted result. Although not being able to check my splits actually made the race more enjoyable as I did not become despondent during my mid-race lull. Hope to be there for the 2015 race. It will mark the next chapter of my running life as a 35-year-old veteran. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Good race but has some issues In full: I'll always support my hometown race, but the route has to change and there should be staggered starts for the 5 and 10k runners. Yesterday the towpaths were very congested and slowed a lot of people down. It's not fair to blame the slower runners as everyone was doing their best. The problem is with the course so next year it would be great if we could avoid the towpaths and hit the road. The weather was fantastic, there was a great atmosphere and a lot of smiling faces. So if you like running up hills then sign up for the Godalming Run. Date of review: May 19, 2014
In short: Surrey's running events are getting better and this one should stay In full: A good race but the running bays were filled to the max with people from different waves, which must have been annoying for the fast runners. The organisers will learn from this and I'm sure it will improve. More Fleetwood Mac would have helped, particularly after the 10 mile mark. It reminded me that you have to train hard for a half marathon. Ouch! Date of review: March 15, 2014
In short: A 10k race in my home town In full: I did enjoy this race as it marked my return from a two year injury nightmare. The free massage was a good touch and a lot of people turned up to cheer the runners on. It was a good course up until 9k when a straight run through the high street would have been better than the twists and turns of the Burys Field. £16 was too expensive so either reduce the price or improve the goodie bag. Date of review: June 6, 2012