In short: T In full: This was my first long run of the year and the weather was perfect although a little low cloud cover. It is an undualating course with lots of areas to do so good ground work on your running. I really enjoyed the run, but I had to work hard for it, I completed the run in 68 minutes which I felt was OK. If the weather had been a little kinder it would have made the event a lot better. Theres also lts for your supporters to do whilst your running up and down. I will be back next year. Thanks to the Grizedale support staff. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: poor lack of organisation at end spoilt an otherwise good race In full: as others have said the end was the worst i've ever seen only just able to cross finish line the goody bag was good but contents were missing Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Good race, hill at 14 and 20 miles a bit grim, the best distance marking I have seen. Support fair, but it was Mothers day and the day after the clocks went forward!! Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: A good run In full: A little gem of a race. The low number of starters could put people off but it shouldnt. There are a good range of finishing times, you just have to like running on your own during the race, but it does make the occasions when people pass a bit special !. Scenery lovely, marshals excellent, and even though you're on open roads, you dont see many cars. It is a little undulating, but that just makes it interesting. Overall, a really enjoyable way to spend a sunday. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Poorly oganised. I'm glad I didn't have to travel for it. In full: Its easy to criticise, but hey, I paid my money so I'll have my say.
Other people have already covered the main points: not enough toilets (but then what race does); segregation at the start was so poor as to be non-existent - putting the toilets beside the (completely) inadequately sized 'expected time' zones was just a bad idea. Why did we have to run behind ocean terminal? That was a bottle neck waiting to happen. What happened to the sports drinks which were promised? The goody bag! When I got back to my car I thought the contents must have fallen out en route because all I could find was a bottle of water, an energy bar and a bunch of advertising leaflets.
I'm probably just in a bad mood because I expected to so much more from a race which made great claims about itself, was heavily advertised and clearly very well sponsored. I'd do it again, but only because I happen to live in Edinburgh Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: As a back of the pack runner, I was disappointed that some of the drinks stations packed up before all the runners passed by. Also no energy drinks left. Positively, the bike marshalls were superb. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Well organised, pre London run but really need to look at the car congestion around the finish before there is an accident In full: Very scenic and worth the trip. Have ran the last 4 years as a training run for london, always well organised and well marshalled. Might be fun to actually race one year!! Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Poorly organised with a real backlog at the finish. In full: The race was let down badly by poor organisation. For example not enough loos and those that were there were located in the holding pens. Start delayed by 15 mins which was ok in end as I was desperate for loo! There was only the energy drinks available at one water stop. The finish was a complete mess and I had to wait for ages just to get my number taken and then get the medal. Goody bag was rubbish and the inclusion of a T shirt would hve been nice. Overall I would say that the race has potential but needs far better organisation. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Poor organisation at the finish. I stood a metre inside the finish line for at 5 minutes. In full: Therefore my official time (and the majority of others) will be totally wrong. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Good race, good organisation - will be back In full: My first 10m and doable. Steepish hill at about 1 1/2 miles. After that pretty good and of course uphill at the beginning means downhill at the end. Very windy this weekend but hardly something anyone can do much about. Date of review: March 26, 2006