We had a lovely walk on Saturday in beautiful surroundings, however it was a challenge for us to do the 25km and so when we realised we had another 2km to go it was a struggle and put an edge on the ending for us. It would have been useful to put up some km markers along the way as you do with other events.
We were surprised at how few entries there were and felt that we were very much on our own for the majority of the walk, maybe some more higher profile advertising needed?
An extra toilet or two would have been appreciated too as it was a struggle to find somewhere suitable.
Is it possible to know how much of our entry money goes to the charity too please?
Many thanks to all those who volunteered their time to make this event happen.
Inagural Run along the Basingstoke Canal and River Wey. Offering both a 25km and 32km option stopping in either Guildford or Godalming. I choose the former, alough the route was slightly longer than advertised. Well set up and organised. Could have done with a few more water stations but difficult logistically due to the course. Beautiful route. Would recommend but would be nice to have chip timing next year.
Thanks for your review Jay! The relaxed atmosphere is exactly what we were going for - hence no chip timing for this first year - but we'll certainly consider your request. :)
The 25km route was fine but the actual length is 26.5Km which was a bit tough when I had timed and psyched myself for 25km, so not a good way to finish.
Could have done with maybe an additional water station along the route.
Thanks for your review Joe. Sorry that the course was slightly longer than advertised - as people were fundraising we had to ensure that the course didn't come up short! We measured it to be a little over 25km but are aware that people using watches to measure the route on the day have recorded it longer. Hope you enjoyed the extra km of riverside sunshine. :)
Beautiful day, stunning off road course. Stopped far too often for photos! Registration process very easy, probably helped by modest numbers of runners / walkers and meant we were on our way with very little hanging about. 2 water stations with helpful and friendly volunteers en route with fruit, sweets, watermelon which were very welcome given the heat of the day. Would maybe have been good to know in advance how many water stations, where and what supplies provided to help with planning. 25k came and went which messed with our heads and legs somewhat and with the finish line nowhere in sight we feared we'd missed it! Final distance nearer 26km. Overall a pleasant and well organised event. Thanks AAT
When the scenery is that lovely, how can you not stop for photos!! Sorry for any confusion caused regarding the route distance. We measured it to be a little over 25km but are aware that people using watches to measure the route on the day have recorded it longer. Hope you enjoyed a the extra km of riverside sunshine. :) Thanks so much for your feedback Mandy.
I had a great time on this event today. A really scenic course with a good mix of terrain. Lovely and shady in parts. The route was very well sign posted. All event volunteers were really friendly. Aid stations were well stocked. All in all a great event.
Thanks for your feedback Veronica! So glad you enjoyed the event - see you at another aat-event soon.