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The Greenway Challenge

Sunday, 13th May 2018 10:00am

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Overall rating
4

User ratings breakdown (14 ratings)

  • Scenery
    1. 4.2
  • PB Potential
    1. 2.7
  • Atmosphere
    1. 3.9
  • Organisation
    1. 3.9
  • Value
    1. 4.1
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 3.5
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2016 The Greenway Challenge
5
  • Scenery
    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 4
  • Organisation
    1. 4
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Friendly and fun Have to give maximum respect to this course taking you out amongst the scenic countryside in North Herts. beautiful weather made this an even better than expected race along track and field. a couple of tricky hills keeps everyone honest. will definitely be doing this again next year. still prefer a medal to tea and cake though

Reviewed by Darren Knight 4

at 10:59 on Tue, 03 May 2016

2016 The Greenway Challenge
4
  • Scenery
    1. 3
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 4
  • Organisation
    1. 4
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

One of my favourite local races Another lovely Greenway run. Great atmosphere, off-road route (mainly cycle paths), green fields and perfect weather. Love the tea and cakes at the end too! I think this was my third time, hope to be back again next year. Thanks to NHRR for this super event!

Reviewed by Tom Hay 11

at 11:44 on Mon, 02 May 2016

2013 The Greenway Challenge
5
  • Scenery
    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Lovely low key event and great cakes! Worth the 13 miles lof running for the generous supply of cakes at the end. Lovely small event/very friendly people and fantastic route. This is one to do again.

Reviewed by urbanspacecow

at 1:37 on Mon, 30 September 2013

2013 The Greenway Challenge
4
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 4
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Recommended for the route, the friendliness and the cakes. Next year, I'll bring sunscreen.

Reviewed by MRF

at 1:13 on Thu, 16 May 2013

2012 The Greenway Challenge
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 4
  • Organisation
    1. 4
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Good fun with some challenging inclines. This trail run is all about enjoying yourself - the styles, kissing gates and road crossings combined with some killer hills put pay to any PB ambitions - but it was really enjoyable. Terrific.

Reviewed by Steve Mulholland

at 10:49 on Sun, 06 May 2012

2012 The Greenway Challenge
3
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 2
  • Atmosphere
    1. 3
  • Organisation
    1. 3
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 3

Lost and DNF! My own fault really, I had nobody in front of me and I missed a turn over a pedestrian bridge which may or may not have had signs who knows, ended up a long way from the correct route. It is a trail marathon and I should have taken a map, sorry to the 2 runners who followed me. At mile 12 on my own route knee gave up and a kindly marshal drove me the last mile. My first DNF.

Tougher than I thought it would be.

Reviewed by Craig Stephenson 4

at 10:09 on Sun, 06 May 2012

2012 The Greenway Challenge
4
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 2
  • Atmosphere
    1. 3
  • Organisation
    1. 3
  • Value
    1. 3
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 3

Tough half marathon but in pleasant surroundings. Found last 3 mlies hard going after a never-ending climb at about mile 10. Took wrong turning twice as not fully marshalled event. Great flapjacks at the end.

Reviewed by Bayleaf

at 4:52 on Sun, 06 May 2012

2012 The Greenway Challenge
4
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 2
  • Atmosphere
    1. 3
  • Organisation
    1. 2
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 2

Tough all terrain half marathon, really friendly and nice atmosphere I really enjoyed this, it was a challenging course with lots of long gradual (and not so gradual) hills but a great atmosphere and lots of support from fellow runners. This is another example of why smaller events are usually so much more rewarding than bigger, more polished races.

That said, I do have a couple of complaints. First is that although we were warned that the course wasn't fully marshalled there were some points of the course where the lack of both marshalls and signs made progress pretty dodgy - I started trotting off in completely the wrong the direction at one point and was saved by a fellow runner calling me back. The second is that it would have been useful if the marshals, although very positive and friendly, also had an idea of where they were on the race course. There were no mile markers so a bit guidance from the marshals would have been a help. Unfortunately they eiether offered no assistance or inaccurate info. It was a bit annoying, considering it was such a tough challenge.

Reviewed by Euan Philipps

at 1:45 on Sun, 06 May 2012

2011 The Greenway Challenge
4
  • Scenery
    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 4
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Well organised beautiful scenery For the first running of this event it was extremely well run, didn't need the map at all as it was well sign posted and marshalled,

the route is very sceneic but is over rolling country so prob not PB material.

Reviewed by chris cripps

at 10:30 on Tue, 03 May 2011

2011 The Greenway Challenge
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 4
  • Organisation
    1. 4
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 3

Excellent event and well organised by friendly staff Would recommend this event. A mug at the finish and some lovely cake was a nice touch.

Water stations were spaced nicely - well considered.

Route was generally very easy to follow, one slight exception being around 10-11 miles

Nice atmoshere for a small event

Reviewed by John White 36

at 9:24 on Tue, 03 May 2011

2011 The Greenway Challenge
5
  • Scenery
    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 2
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 4
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Great easy to get to event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself despite the tough up and down, overwhelmingly rural course. Despite starting off from a farm there weren't any Manc smells, and the few spectators out were really encouraging. Much was made beforehand about straying off route, but the trail was easy to follow - just look out for the person in front, but it was well marked as well. The weather, very hot on the day - a relief considering some of the rutted and knobbly tractor lanes close to the end. Good staggering of relief stations, and tasty flapjacks at the finish. Great mug handed out to all, better than the medals I seem to be buiding up. Useful and a great memento.

Reviewed by Eugene Nyunt

at 9:00 on Mon, 02 May 2011

2011 The Greenway Challenge
0
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 4
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

A very nice event considering t was the first running of the event Excellent organisation. Just what you would expect from NHRR. Nice course, challenging in places, nice scenery, energy bars and jelly babies at two of the water stations, and a mug. Less than 200 runners I'm guessing so let's hope that it attracts more when/if it gets run next year.

Reviewed by RichardW

at 10:56 on Sun, 01 May 2011