In short: Very very very wet In full: Despite the earlier torrential rain, the flooding and very soft underfoot in the park section a well organised race where the delayed start coincided with a let up in the rain. Nice course and great finish. Great pint of IPA after. Date of review: June 6, 2005
In short: Excellent race, scenery spectacular, very hard hills and terrain In full: Really enjoyed the race even though very tough to a newcomer. Not a criticism but a memento of the day would have been nice and tea/coffee for sale would have been appreciated after the race as the small cup provided with meal was not enough. Will do again next year. Date of review: June 6, 2005
In short: My first ultra and they probably don't come any better than this. In full: If you're looking for a challenge beyond the marathon, this is far enough and hilly enough to test anyone. The Dartmoor landscape is awesome, the race organisation brilliant and the cameraderie among all competitors, experienced and novice alike, leaves a warm glow. A must-do event at some time in every distance runner's life. Date of review: June 6, 2005
In short: A well deserved reputation In full: Slick organisation makes for a great day. This is, in my opinion, the benchmark 10K event on the south coast.
The route is good, and is beginer friendly but if you want to push on allows plenty of potential for a PB.
The weather this year was a bit naff but even that couldn't dampen the positive attitude. The route is enthusiastically marshalled, with plenty of marshalls around. Even with poor weather there were also a lot of spectators around the route giving plenty of encouragement.
I will be back again next year. Date of review: June 6, 2005
In short: Another great event In full: Now we just need to get the Half Marathon back on the calendar in the Autumn. Time to get more people involved. More support needed for BOTH these well established events. Date of review: June 6, 2005
In short: An excellent, if challenging, race for all abilities In full: One of those races where the whole village turns out to watch or take part as well. Good fun, generally well-organised and a nice atmosphere.
Course is quite tough though, certainly up until 6k and then it's gently downhill to the finish.
Weather not as hot, or windy, this year so the times were generally faster. Date of review: June 6, 2005
In short: Thanks - a well run and enjoyable race In full: I had visited Bedford once ... that was enough. This was the nearest 10K a week before the St Albans half-marathon, so I entered. The area was lovely and rural, Harrold and the nearby villages were a pleasure to run through ... Thanks. Date of review: June 6, 2005
In short: scenic, well organised and fun In full: Much hillier than I had anticipated. Well organised, lovely marshals and very friendly runners. Water station maybe needs to be placed somewhere other than halfway up the longest steepest hill of the run. Date of review: June 6, 2005
In short: Tough but great fun and very friendly In full: Some very tough uphill bits but a fast walk seems as quick as trying to run on the very steep bits. Scenery is great. Plenty for the family to do at the finish line.
Great organisation and a real frienly feel to the whole event. It will be on my calender for future years. Date of review: June 5, 2005