This was the third year in a row that I'd run this event, and it's one of my favourites. It's superbly organised and the route runs through beautiful countryside (the hills are worth it!)
This was the first year that the race had taken place in October, having previously been held in June, and the moderate temperature was appreciated.
The race HQ provides all the refreshments you would expect, and there are proper toilets available, which is always appreciated!
The race starts with a loop around the town ~ including the infamous Wyle Cop ~ before heading out onto country lanes. The marshals were friendly and supportive throughout, and local spectators were offering both water and sweets from their driveways, as well as encouragement.
The medal, t-shirt and goody bag for this race are always of good quality, and free photographs are offered which are downloadable to social media directly if required. I'd recommend this race to anyone and may even go back again!