In short: As flat as you can get, ideal weather conditions - loads of PBs In full: Very well organised. Plenty of encouraging marshalls. Great to have warm showers at the end. Enjoyed the race, and am waiting for next year's application form. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: excellent fun In full: well organised only slight route problem was the long wait at the first wet ditch.Lots of people cheated here and ran around rather than wait.You should be ashamed of yourselves!! Must go faster next year so I can get a hot shower.By the time I finished they were colder than the water out on the course! Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Friendly race for all organised by friendly club In full: Run in conjunction with Suncay XC league this is a mixed race. Lots of locals come out each year to join in the fun. Great course - very enthusiatic marshalls and nice food in the hall after. Great atmosphere - a must for the XC calendar. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Enjoyed every minute of it! In full: A smallish event with around 700-800 runners. A couple of steepish inclines, but thats offset by some long descents and some long flat sections.
There were queues for the toilets but no worse than any race I have previously run, and at least there were showers and changing rooms.
The only gripes for me would be the finish. There didn't seem to be a line you crossed, you just seemed to run into the back of a queue of people. Then you had to go looking for someone to get a t-shirt off.
But that really is a minor moan for what is a good day out. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Excellent Race! In full: First time I have done this race. Entered on the day for £7. After our 2 minuts silence we set off at quite a pace as the race starts down hill. The race is undulating all the way to the six and half mile mark before you hit the flat road to the finish. Nice scenery for those that look while running, very well organised, well marshalled, good support, nice choice of mementos. Will be back next year. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: marshalls very encouraging, not enough toilets, could not hear man starting race as no megaphone, great atmosphere, challenging and scenic fun race, made me smile ! Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: well organised, scenic race In full: I thrououghly enjoyed this race. One glitch at the start, when a gate was shut, but it was quickly sorted. Marshalls cheered us around too!! Thanks to all who organised it. I will definately be back next year. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Need to get start more orgainised. Increased toilet facilities are an absolute neccessity!! In full: The route presents a challenge for the beginer. A great feeling of achievement when completed! Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: well worth running, good value and the few climbs are nothing to be concerned about.. In full: The only downside are the start and finish areas, sort these out and it could bring the race up another level... Decent running surface, decent T-shirt and excellent running weather.Well done B.A.C. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Extremely well organised, fantastic views. In full: Probably my last race before the festive season. First time and I loved it. Afraid the first hill took a lot out of me and while there was a lot of fast downhill, my legs had gone! Should be a twice yearly event as would like to run again when in London marathon training. Great organisation, would have been nice to have a medal to remember today by! Date of review: November 13, 2005