In short: Excellent stepping stone into trail ultras In full: For those stepping up from a marathon to a trail Ultra this is one of the best stepping stones around. Brilliantly organised, easy to follow and stunning scenery. All profits go to the local Mountain Rescue as well Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Race Directors response In full: I'm one of the two race directors ! Great feedback. Thanks. We'll take onboard the negatives. The Start had to be where it was, otherwise you'd have finished on the bridge. Not a good place to be if it's raining horizontally ! We tried all sorts of permutations, including starting in England. Bottom line ? Venues are determined by adequate car parking and good event villages. We are very limited in both respects. An understandable question, though. Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Iconic, unique,cracking race. In full: Memorable start, for atmosphere and sense of occasion. Typical car-free country lane mid-section with glorious finish blast, back over the Severn Bridge. Stacks of goody-bag goodies and a tee-shirt to wear with pride. Magic ! Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Lovely scenery and friendly, organsiation so so In full: Need to consider pedesratian arriving start is far from city centre and no bus runs there at this time Bank holiday. Too few toilets and a long way from start clashing with cars arriving to park. Prize of wines poor for such a challenging run. need better changing area in field. Lovely scenery and friendly race. Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Really enjoyed this race In full: My phone / watch said that the race was 6.39 miles so a bit longer than a 10k which lead me to believe I hadnt got a PB and I came through the line a little dissheartened. However, when I worked out the avereage time per mile I realised I had infact just beaten my PB and was a lot happier! Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Hilly but enjoyable In full: As previous reviews have said this is a challenging course. Theres a low gradient but continuous mile long uphill section around mile 4 which can sap your energy. Then you have the very steep hill at about 10.5 miles which you previously ran down. Only about 10% of the runners at my pace (around 2 hour mark) even attempted to run up it. I got about half way before having to walk. Overall great organisation and very friendly. I would suggest the admin tent drink station etc. is moved out of the cow field in future. Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Friendly, Hilly Half In full: This is quite a challenging half marathon with a hilly route particularly between kilometres 5 to 8 and the steep hill at kilometre 17 which you run down earlier in the race.
Many thanks to all the encouraging marshals and public who supported this race in very wet conditions.
A well organised race by Nice Work together with a lovely designed medal. Anyone who completes this half will have a great sense of achievement as it is not easy.
In short: THE Race of the year In full: An amazing event, Stunning views,Festival atmosphere, Hard as nails course, but options for all ability/speeds. A race to build a holiday around. The organisation is textbook, Incredible support crews and marshals that go out of their way to get you to the finish. Bring on 2015 !!!! Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Wonderful race with a difference. Brilliant organization In full: Great fun, and good course. Undulating which is my mind is better than totally flat. Mile 9 - 12 a bit of a slog back to the bridge, but think that was due more to fitness than anything else. More toilets next year perhaps? A fleet in the car park at the rugby club would have helped the queues. Otherwise fantastic and great marshalling. Date of review: August 27, 2014