In short: Doubles back on itself too much In full: I found this race rather dull. The crowds that turn up are lovely, cheering and waving etc with jelly babies to help. However due to the course almost immediately taking you out of Edinburgh the crowds disappear and only pop up now and again. The course itself is pretty in places, not as flat as they make out but okay. Trouble with it is the course decides to double back on itself, so you see a lot of runners heading in the opposite direction to you for what felt like almost all of the race. Not very uplifting at all. Plus there seemed to be a lot of public cyclists joining us at certain points - very odd and I saw a couple of near misses with runners and tyres! It was a hot day in 2016 and felt that the water was no way near often enough. Maybe I was spoilt doing London last year, but this is a 2/3 star race in comparison. I won’t be doing it again. The organisation wasn’t as bad as I had read previously, but more signs for the baggage area, at the start and finish would be helpful. The ‘goody bag’ had no goodies. Lots of leaflets and 1 cereal bar is not that helpful at the end of a marathon. The runners consisted of relay and half marathon as well as the full 26.2 folk, so it gets more diluted out as the race goes on.
I won’t do this again as it was a dull race without the supporters all the way round.
In short: Great new race In full: For a first time race the organisation was fantastic. Glebe Football Club was a great HQ and had everything you needed in term sof changing, showers and even the bar was open! Very challenging course with plenty of uphill but went through some lovely green scenic parts which made it all the more pleasant. Someone mentioned that the distance came up short and I have to agree. My watch showed up as 12.80 miles. Other than that a great morning out. Date of review: June 9, 2016
In short: was actually 10.5 miles due to roadworks but organsers could easily of moved the start finish a poor quality medal with some runners getting last years leftovers with the date badly changed and no age category prizes Date of review: June 8, 2016
In short: You could not find a friendlier race if you tried In full: This race has a mix of fast runners and runners just out to enjoy 26.2 miles. One thing everyone has in common, including the organisers and spectators, they are all really friendly and encouraging. Whether you are lapping or being lapped you'll get encouragement, and the marshals are second to none. I really cannot rate this event high enough. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: Never lets you down, come back year after year In full: 11 or 12, cannot remember. Always does what it says on the tin. Slick organisation, sense of humour and fabulous atmosphere. Plenty of quirks to satisfy both elite and first timers. Strangely enough also involves some beer.....and some beer. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: Another super Run For All Event In full: Picturesque course. Great atmosphere. Lovely medal. Only slight downside was all the finishers 10k series finishers shirts look the same. I'm not overly keen on white tech shirt. More variety please. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: Great atmosphere very well organised simply a great 5 miler!! In full: I have just completed my hatrick at this event and You can see the club here works very hard to make it a great experience for everyone running and supporting. A positive family event with some great humourous touches with the poo-lympics in particular at the portaloos catching my eye this year! keep up the the great work guys!! Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: Fabulous first Ultra; congratulations and thanks to TT. In full: Trotters have organised a really welcoming, friendly, beautiful race. My first time and I did not feel an outsider at all, especially as stepping up to Ultra. All the marshals were brilliant and encouraging. Registration, parking, pep talk and start all went like clockwork. Many water stops with added bonus of leaving your own supplies. Great welcome over the finish line and 'waitress service' tea, sandwiches and cakes. Efficient results; great photos. Beautiful Dartmoor and despite knowing these roads, founds loads more to explore. They told us there'd be hills, and there were, but many runnable except for a handful. A toughie, but so worthwhile. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: One to do every year In full: This was my second time at Harvel5, my partner's third. I love it - a beautiful race, great atmosphere and I will be turning up every year if I can! Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: My first and not my last! In full: This was to be my first marathon and even thought I was told the laps would be boring, I loved it! The organisation was brilliant, the medal is beautiful, the support was fantastic (right until the end when I finished @ 5:45) and although there are many laps you get access to all the facilities every 1.3 miles so no need to worry about anything. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: A Carlsberg race, Great Scenary, Great fun and well organised In full: Organised by a club which always makes a difference Harvel Hash House Harriers have really made a great race, if not a bit quirky with fancy dress,themed Loos and voting urinals, you have to enter early for this race but I don't think you will be disappointed. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: A race for everyone: multiple laps and multitudinous laughs on the undulating but fast Gravesend Cyclopark. In full: Fantastic race. Yes, it's 20-odd laps, but that can easily be made a positive thing. Set up your own drinks table (space is made available for this), interact with your favourite members of the crowd each lap, challenge yourself to keep each laptime constant, or just encourage your faster/slower friends when they lap you (or vice versa). Impeccable organisation by tzruns who work tirelessly and successfully to improve this race year on year. I ran the inaugural race in 2012 and thought it was pretty darned good then. It's got better. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: Fantastico!!! In full: A well organised and relaxed race which was superb for beginner runners and club runners. the pre race briefing was superb and funny which relaxed the nervous runners i was talking to. Enough marshals on the course and lots of post race water on offer. A surprisingly warm day for Norfolk! Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: How could anyone not love this Race!! Fantastic In full: From Beginners to Elites - amazing race for all. Organisation is superb. The warm welcome by the Chip Collection Ladies kicks off a great start to the Race. Beautiful setting in the Park. Great support from locals and the Marshals. Great Club organisation all round. The whole Green setting is a perfect way to participate in a race whilst your family enjoys the lovely food and drink on offer. Well Done All. Date of review: June 7, 2016
In short: A good event and one to do again In full: I made a 'night before' decision to run in the event for the first time and I was glad I did. A really nice course and the quickest time I have done for a while. Well Marshalled and signed. 3 water points were ideal for the weather. Good support from the local populas on the route. Only downside was the field car park exiting through the same gate as runners entering for the finish which caused some issue but rectifiable. I'd run it again Date of review: June 7, 2016