In short: Not that scenic, but high standard runners, well organised club run In full: The race was fast, well organised although the start was a little confusing. Nice start along country roads, then over the M40 (complete with noise and pollution), along a bit and then into a large airfield for some windswept, featureless kms. Not really a great scenic experience, but the marshalls were encouraging and plentiful. Might be back again, as the standard of the run was excellent, but prob. not Date of review: December 16, 2011
In short: Tough 10km but great atmosphere, high standard and top scenery In full: This race broke me...like no other 10km before...a full 6 mins off my PB and forced to walk to keep my heart from exploding and stomach from lurching.
That said, I'll be back next year...o yes, I'll be back! Date of review: November 14, 2011
In short: Decent jaunt through the woods In full: A reasonably fast and friendly 10k organised by the Windmilers running club. Lots of black Windmiler shirts to chase as a result. I steamed past the Club President at the start of lap 2 (eat my shorts!).
Found the start way, way too crowded. Why start on the narrow road, made worse by the large van parked right by the start line?
The actual course was a lovely trip twice through the woods, and even the stretch by the main road wasn't too bad.
Passing in some places was difficult, especially with the puddles and mud to dodge, so this is no PB course, but the tough competition (except the club President - eat my shorts!) makes for decent times. Date of review: August 17, 2011
In short: Decent charity race In full: This was a well-organised and well-attended race, lots of marshalls. It also had a 100-strong choir going at it before the race, which was fantastically entertaining or awful depending on your point of view. Spent the last of three laps, dodging backmarkers but the standard was quite high for a charity race thanks to the location and chip timing. Date of review: August 17, 2011