In short: A marshal's review - great running CHM runners In full: Ok so I'm a marshal and not a runner for this race, but I thought I'd give a review from a marshal's perspective. Previous years have seen glorious sunshine for this race, but not so this year (I blame the forum member who said it was always sunny for this race!). That didn't seem to deter the runners - well done one and all who did a fantastic job running in tought conditions on an undulating (some say hilly!) course. Fast or slow, you runners were inspiring for us marshals and you should be very proud of your achievements. Date of review: March 29, 2015
In short: Toughest half marathon I've ever run In full: Okay, so this is only my second half marathon distance! The hills were tough (I'm a hill lover and had to walk some parts) but there's a huge satisfaction when you finish.
First and last couple of miles along the A24 a bit dull, but it is only a small portion of the race (and that bit is relatively flat, so I shouldn't grumble).
Pre-race instructions suggested parking would be a nightmare due to a cycle race on the same day. So we car shared and left early, but actually there were no parking problems and this was all well organised.
Denbies House was great -beautifully clean toilets! Goodies at the end were fab - chocolate bars, Badger beer, t-shirt, running diary.
If you are looking for a challenge in the beautiful North Downs then give this friendly race a go (but don't day I didn't tell you about the hills). Date of review: October 22, 2011
In short: A sunny Croydon 10K In full: Weather was with us today - beautiful sunshine.
It's a well organised and friendly race. Being local I have run it for many years (which is why I find the scenery really dull). It is undulating - nothing too taxing but may not necessarily be PB potential.
Ran out of goody bags this year, which was the only downside. But no doubt I'll be there next year!