In short: Well organized and enjoyable race In full: The course has a fair few ups and downs, especially the run down to the 5K turnaround point, where you see the front-runners slogging their way back up, letting you know exactly what's in store.
So it's probably not somewhere to get a PB unless you've gained a lot of speed, but the undulations aren't really too much of a challenge. Lovely scenery as you get into the countryside section, and the weather just about held off long enough, though perhaps some of the slower runners got a little damp.
Organization was very good, with plenty of marshals, and kilometre markers all in the right places (the 2km board had fallen over, but there was paint on the road to mark it too).
The bag of watercress for finishers is a particularly nice touch to give a bit of local flavour. Date of review: June 16, 2013
In short: Well-marshalled friendly race In full: Run on roads not closed to traffic, but plenty of marshals directing cars (and shouting encouragement) meant this was never an issue.
First half of the course is up an incline that's nearly imperceptible, then turns a corner a couple of steeper climbs. If you survive those, it's all downhill for the last third. I'd estimate the hills cost just under a minute compared to a pancake-flat course. Date of review: August 21, 2012
In short: Great event for my first 10K In full: The organization was generally good. Busy, but I suppose that's inevitable with 2500 runners.
I agree with RFJ that it would be helpful to have places to start for people expecting to run at different paces. I ended up in more or less the right area for those running at around a 5 min/km pace but only by sheer luck. Date of review: April 2, 2012