In short: A race that Essex can be proud of In full: Third time of running at this event and it gets better each year! Top marks to the marshalls who managed road control superbly and all were suportive, as were the crowds, perfect running weather certainly helped too! Date of review: March 17, 2014
In short: 13 miles, 2 hills and very well organised. In full: A great race. Organisation was superb and well marshalled. Good mix of town and countryside. Very smooth. (that was not a description of the hills) Date of review: March 17, 2013
In short: Great race!! In full: £10 to enter which has been one of if not the cheapest race I've entered this year. Well signposted to get to the carpark and signing up was straight forward. The first half a milometer you are fairtly penned into a narrow road but it soon opens and people spread out onto a beautiful route which came back on itself after 5k which was great as the many water stops given were needed due to the heat. Roughly 150ft rise in the opening hill was a great awakening to the race.
Well marshalled and no traffic issues.
Will definatly run again!
T-Shirt, bottle of water and medal for finishing. Date of review: October 2, 2011
In short: A good course to run but let down by pre-race (lack of) organisation In full: Turned up in Dedham an hour before the race start and nowhere was there signs pointing to a race HQ or any evidence that a race was happening on the day. Luckily there is a fair sized free car park in the town center and asked others where I was supposed to go. After signing up I still had no real idea where the start point was and only because i followed a few others did I find the start but by the time the race got going I saw many others behind me who were still making their way to the start. Really needed better organisation at this point. Race itself was great, friendly marshalls and regular water points.
Hope to do it again next year but for the sake of people who do not now the area at all please signpost where to go! Date of review: September 25, 2011
In short: Good for 5 miles and well organised. In full: A fine race and although a few hills they certainly were not as steep as others say! Enjoyed the 4th mile although the main road as it was a long uphill and able to see who is ahead. Would definatly run it again! Date of review: July 17, 2011