In short: A well-organised trail 10k through very pleasant surroundings. In full: Nice to return to the race that got me hooked last year, even nicer to run it in sensible weather. I'd forgotten about the length of the hill in the middle and will no doubt forget again in time for next year.
Genuinely welcoming event, with plenty of encouraging marshals. Perfect for newcomers but also a route that's quick enough to have a bit of a blast, and plenty to do round about - there's a climbing wall to keep the kids occupied, and the Forestry Commission have loads of stuff nearby to make a day of it.
Certainly not the cheapest 10k in the calendar and, with a field of 800 or so, it feels more regimented than many - but the wave starts work well and there's very little congestion. See you next year... Date of review: May 28, 2013