In short: Typical spring weather, but a decent race. In full: Good race all round, a bit scrappy on the turn into the park at the end, had to dodge several people walking down the middle of the road.Did I miss the first two mile markers or was the 3 mile mark the first one? Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: Let's discuss the word 'flat'. My watch estimates 106m ascent/descent In full: Compared to Bristol 1/2 at 130m and Bath 1/2 at 185m, pro rata, the Pewsey 10k is quite hilly. I guess this is relative to experience and as I ran faster yesterday than I have ever run, either I'm getting better or the downhills make up for the uphills.
Still, a really nice course and atmosphere...looking forward to next year Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: Great first time half-marathon. In full: Did this a few years ago as my first half-marathon. Thoroughly enjoyed it again this year. Only moan is about the traffic control for about the last mile or so.....when you are deluded with exhaustion (haha), last thing you need is to be dodging traffic. I struggled to cross to the other side on the last bend before the entrance to the finish. Would have been good to have had a marshall in place there. Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: Fantastic organisation, stunning location, tough hills and glorious weather, who could ask for more. In full: Brilliantly organised event, really impressed by the start and finish line arrangements, provision of two water stations and the clear distance markers. For a small local event with low entrance fee the organisation exceeded by miles my own expectations. The course was stunning, the hills seemed to stretch on forever and that last rise to the finish line was pure evil. I'm told the expression on my face when I turned the last corner and saw that hill was quite a picture! There can't be many events where you get to see a wetlands centre, views across the south downs, an historic castle and a picturesque town. Thanks to everyone involved, a great day. Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: Good race, great atmosphere, good facilities In full: The only down-side to this race if that the course is 3 laps, so you're covering the same ground multiple times. That said, it does allow you to have a good idea of whats ahead, and after 1/3 of the race you have a rough idea what your finish time will be. Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: Makes you ache but with a bit of joie de vivre In full: Good move making last years downhill stretch along the chalk path the first uphill stretch - it certainly felt safer that way but made for an extra tough race by the second hill.
Drinks table seemed a bit early not that I used it anyway Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: Good Quick course which is well marshalled In full: Had a really good run doing a PB .The marshall's were excellent and seemed to sense when to give encouragement.Have done the race before and would definately do it again.One small point at the finish they could possibly offer a slice of cake or something similar. Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: If you're 'in the pack' you just follow everyone else but out on my own I got lost due to lack of signs/marshals. In full: This was my third race as wheelchair athlete and I got lost at a roundabout due to total lack of signs/marshals - probably cost me 2/3 minutes. Had to ask a passing motorist for directions. Nearly ran over a lady with a pushchair at entrance to park at end. Some of the 'gentle' inclines were murder in the wet, but unfortunately the weather can't be ordered! The climb to the running track at the end was impossible with wet gloves. Hope Wakefield Hospice made loads of lolly! Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: Leamington at its best with malt loaf, bananas, water & a medal at finish In full: Well organised and pleasant scenery make this a great one for the calendar. Traffic free and 9.00 am start are a bonus. Date of review: April 10, 2006
In short: Beautiful first half with the last four miles being drab and boring. In full: A well orgainised race starting in the town and making your way down to a beautiful beach past a picturesque lake. The last 4 miles are along a busy road where you are crammed onto a small pavement were it is hard to pass anybody. Date of review: April 10, 2006