In short: Fantastic organisation and atmosphere In full: The race is great to run as well as being great fun to volunteer at due to the excellent organisation and preparation that went into it. Date of review: June 11, 2016
In short: Great event In full: I loved this. The route is pretty much flat but some twists and turns and uneven surfaces mean not quite a pb course. A glorious stately home venue, secure baggage stow, easy access, catering, chip timing and results up by early afternoon, loads of marshals, efficient organisers. Just a good vibe throughout. Recommended. Date of review: June 11, 2016
In short: very tough if you're not used to a hill or two .... In full: Travelled from a flat Essex but training for a Snowdon marathon, Buxton seemed ideal preparation. The weather was great and warmed us all at the start, then the climb of nearly 3 miles; dig in. The down, up, long, long down and tough climb before heading home makes a very tough run. I had trained, and perhaps enough. Really happy with my 1.32 time but unsure how it compares. The field were gnarly and tough and the vet field showed you how to do it. Well done on organising a great race and thank you for the value and great t-shirt too. I would love to return, but it is a bit scary just thinking about it! Date of review: June 11, 2016
In short: flat race with an upbeat feel; terrific organisation In full: Never been to Scunny before but very pleased to make the effort; organization excellent; apart from toilet queues (no.2's) Warm day and a long walk to the start but this gets the adrenaline flowing and the race itself just about perfect. The marshals and pacers were great and the course itself was pretty and uncomplicated. Nice finish in the stadium and a the t-shirt medal and muffin were very fair reward. Well done North Lincs! Date of review: June 11, 2016
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