In short: Fantastic, friendly, low key marathon In full: Never thought I'd be able to say I enjoyed a marathon, having had two disasters, but I enjoyed every minute of this one. Great support, good organisation, lovely scenery and just the countryside in front of you. Defintely one to come back to. Date of review: May 18, 2010
In short: Amazing run in spectacular surroundings In full: Not sure I can add anything to Jonathan Dobson 5's review, but suffice to say this was my first attempt at the North Downs 30k and I enjoyed every minute of it. An event like this reminds me why I love running. I shall definitely be back next year. Date of review: June 15, 2009
In short: Lovely scenic route - very friendly race. In full: Super race, well worth getting up early for. Great organisation and as I was taking it easy before London the hills weren't too challenging so could enjoy the scenery. Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: A challenging 10 mile course with the added bonus of the wind in your face for about 2 miles. In full: A well organised run which is challenging - 2 hills in the first half and a hill in the 9th mile, how kind! Takes about a minute for us slower runners to get across the start line too. Having said that great support from the marshalls and good goody bag.
In short: Gorgeous weather, lovely scenery and great support In full: Beautiful 10k race through the Ashford countryside. Just make sure if you're going for a pb to get nearer the start line (or at least the appropriate spot for your time) and that there's a bit of a blockage for the first 1km due to the narrow road. Date of review: February 18, 2008
In short: Gorgeous scenery combined with beautiful sunny day In full: Lovely run in the countryside through Bridge & Patrixbourne with a couple of hills on a gorgeous sunny day - what more can you ask for? Good encouragement from marshalls & Park & Ride worked really well too. Date of review: January 28, 2008
In short: Oh my god the wind! In full: Had decided just to try and get round this race as I had a sore calf and I'd heard the weather reports. At 5 miles (and with the wind behind me)I was pleasantly surprised to see I was well inside my PB, then we turned the corner to come back, the rain came down and we were buffetted around in a wind tunnel for the next 5 miles. Don't know how we weren't swept off the promenade as we came round the last headland. Surprisingly enough still managed a pb - just! Certainly gives you something to talk about afterwards! Would agree with previous comments, great marshalls but more loos required. Date of review: December 3, 2007
In short: Great atmosphere, no pressure race. In full: Super run mainly through the country park shading us from the heat of the day. Well organised and great to have the jelly babies, beer tent and WI cakes at the end. Date of review: June 4, 2007