In short: Scenic, well supported and superbly organised. In full: Easy first half, harder second half. Beautiful views, fantastic support for probably 80% of the course. Medal like a brick and a generous goody bag. Would do it again. Date of review: November 1, 2015
In short: Brings a smile to your face - when you cross the finish line In full: Some minor organisational issues. Haphazard baggage drop. Extremely limited showers ie water stopped flowing. Timing funnel at the start should have been closer to the start line.
Chiltern hills are as tough as ever and its always an "enjoyable" challenge running this race.
Disappointed not to get a T-Shirt this year as in previous years. I wear mine as a badge of honour after tackling those hills. Date of review: November 1, 2015
In short: Done this race three times - always a good evening out In full: This is not a race to get a personal best, as there are two long 90m ascents, one at the beginning and one in the third mile, but the atmosphere is great, with some of the costumes being amazing. Recommended, but only as long as you leave me place! Date of review: November 1, 2015
In short: A bit lumpy but very well organized In full: My first outing on this one in over 10 years and those hills are not getting any flatter. But a fine course with lots of great scenery, excellent organization, everything just worked. Must say I prefer the old start to the new one, which I found a bit of a faff, but it won't put me off having another go next year. A pleasant day out, although I am a bit achey now. Date of review: November 1, 2015
In short: The highlight of my race Callander every year In full: This is by far my favourite marathon and race out of all 10 marathons iv done so far and my favourite event out of 30odd events iv taken part in up to yet. I like to set several reminders on my mobile to ensure I enter this race as soon as entries open before it sells out as it does sell out fairy quickly. I love the tshirts you get and I also like the slate coasters you get after completion of the race. It's that good I even bought the snowdonia marathon hoody . Date of review: November 1, 2015
In short: Great fun running through the woods in the dark! In full: Hard to judge on RW criteria as it was dark....! Great run, lots of fab costumes and fun running through the woods in the dark. Very friendly and well run and delicious snacks at the end especially the home made choc brownies. Thank you - we loved it and will definitely be back again! Date of review: November 1, 2015
In short: Old school! In full: A proper old-school 10k. Based in a scout hut, run by the local club, friendly atmosphere and great, encouraging marshals. An interesting course on pretty country lanes. Enough runners for competition, but not so many that it got crowded. Generally quite quick, but a couple of serious hills thrown in. My kind of race - I enjoyed it! Date of review: October 31, 2015
In short: One for dressing up and having fun In full: Definitely not a race, this one - just dress up in Halloween gear and jog round in the dark. Congested at the start, so although I wasn't expecting to zoom round it was frustrating to have to walk! But once we got running there were some good scares: zombies and kids jumping out of bushes screaming - genuinely made me jump a few times! Cool to see the fire dancers and the line of head torches snaking along as well. Great medal and fun goodies at the end too. It felt a bit disorganised - could have done with more signage/marshals, especially to get to the start, toilets etc. Definitely a new running experience, but personally I prefer a traditional race. Date of review: October 31, 2015
In short: Great Race In full: I was overwhelmed by the levels of support during this race. The people of Hanham, Bitton etc made this a really special day. The route was great and don't let the 'hills' put you off as they're not really that bad if you prepare for them. The fine weather certainly helped and the general organisation for what must have been a logistical nightmare was very good indeed. I was surprised at how basic the Runners' Village was but this, no doubt, will improve as the event grows. All in all a fabulous event which I'd highly recommend. Just don't mention the T-shirt. Date of review: October 31, 2015
In short: Great race In full: Loved doing this very well organised has a great atmosphere the end was fantastic. May well do again next year Lots of free carparking toilets ect Date of review: October 30, 2015