In short: Needs alot of tweeking to return In full: On the positive. It's great to be able to pick your number and race chip before the day. Great goody bag. Then...the negatives. Poor organisation at the start. We need to hear the person in control and the marshals need to marshal. The first half of the course was random and full of traffic.Odd to be running through a housing estate too. Once we hit the Thames at Hampton Court it was good. Not impressed with the boast of a flat course the last mile and a half had a steady incline and taking us past the finish and away after mile 10 takes the wind out of your sails for sure. Once through the finish the organisation was again chaotic. I hope the organisers read the reviews and can tweek the event. And beware the Hurst park Half next March is EXACTLY the same! Date of review: October 6, 2014
In short: Hilly...hot..... and hilly In full: This was my first half marathon. Blimey ! It was hard work. There are alot of hills and steady incline parts but thankfully we run through a great deal of shaded areas. Well marshalled, enough water stations and massages at the end!Oh and thank you to the lady with the hose.
A really fantastic event. Date of review: July 16, 2013
In short: 3rd time.....gets better every year! In full: The 5km race got extended to a 6km (due to a newly ploughed field)which made this years course even better! The scenery was fantastic, even the bluebells were out. Yet again wonderfully organised,very friendly and one of our (my wife runs this too) favourite events. Thank you to all involved and see you next year, hopefully. Date of review: May 20, 2013
In short: Scenic, a good challenge In full: It's taking part in events like these that makes running such a joy. A wonderful course, not flat but enough of a challenge to justify a few extra jaffa cakes at the finish. Parking was a pain but it's a small village. Will do this again next year, as will my wife who came to watch. Thank you to the organisers. Date of review: February 18, 2013
In short: "Ive got to run up another hill!?!?!!!" In full: Fantastic! Friendly,encouraging marshals a wonderful cross country course......you know I wouldn't normaly walk up half those hills!!! If Ashford Tr-Club are good enough to organise this event next year I'll be back. Good work and thank you to all. Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: One to try again next year...but where is my t-shirt? In full: Overall a great run,friendly and well organised. My time though appears alittle amiss. I started with the 2nd bunch and my chip time and garmin time are 12 seconds apart?! I'm going with the faster time :) And it's mentioned there were t-shirts for finishers???? Where??? Date of review: October 1, 2012
In short: Good but could be better In full: I would consider doing this again...but ....there was a problem with traffic. I ended up walking from Walton High Street, which is a fair distance on a hot day.I did hear the announcer say they clashed with a car boot fair and have done on previous years....well please tell us to travel early then or risk a mild panic wondering if we'll make it! Didn't see any water station at the start and on a hot day when it's a delayed start this would help. I suffered for this on the run. that said well marshalled and ...if you're not suffering a nice 5k return along the river. Will consider next year.
In short: Fantastic setting,testing run and jelly babies at the finish! In full: My partner and I ran this last year. Hence we came back. and to AN EVEN BETTER EVENT! Very friendly,good atmosphere and a chance to run through some glorious scenery. We'll be back. Well done and thank you to the organises and those marshalling on the day. Date of review: May 21, 2012