In short: Demanding run in glorious surroundings with excellent cakes for all. In full: Good value, well organised race which was demanding but totally runnable with a friendly atmosphere and a wide field. The marshals were great cheering us all on. Excellent tea & cakes at the end were very welcome. For the winners there were outstanding trophies & booze too. Date of review: April 22, 2013
In short: Worth it for the eccentric start & prize giving alone In full: My third time in 3 years says it all. It was sweltering by the time the canon roared to start us off over 13 miles of sun-baked tarmac (yes really, sun in 2012!!) Plenty of water stations along the undulating course and a good deal of support kept us going. By the time I reached the end I was desperate for shade. With the bank holiday having been moved for the Jubilee the atmosphere back at the Cricket club wasn't as good as previous years: I missed my burger followed by scrummy homemade cake washed down with tea, though the bar was open & the alcoholic prizes flowed freely.
All monies raised go to supporting a cancer charity so a medal & T-shirt for all finishers for only £10 makes this a bargain, even if they were clearing out old stock. Date of review: January 30, 2013
In short: A great race which has outgrown itself. In full: Too many runners for the facilities. Car parking was a joke, arriving an hour before the start I was directed up a logging track only to meet a queue of cars trying to reverse back down! There were cars parked along all the surrounding roads , even across the race route. I must have missed the water station/goody bags though I was in early enough to get a T-shirt & bottle of water. That said I enjoyed the course again, signs were abundant and the increased numbers meant there was more support on the route. Date of review: December 31, 2012
In short: Plenty to drink, clear signage (though split for 5 milers was not clear), PB (by 5mins!), friendly enough, nice medal. One complaint: leaving car park - ouch 20 minutes & no marshalls so pushy drivers got out first. In full: Weather was ideal - unless you came in over 2 hours, traffic on route less of an issue than last year - perhaps because of poorer weather. Please sort out a better system for leaving the car park and some marshals to highlight the split off for the fun-runners - one poor girl got to 4 miles and had to turn back! Date of review: May 13, 2007