In short: Just Ok In full: Three laps round brockwell park. A bit confusing and I had to work out based on the time when I had gone round three times (silly me!) No major problems but a bit hilly. Nice touch having socks in the Goody bag. Friendly Marshals, Nice Venue, Well done. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: My first race and an enjoyable smooth morning with excellent information before and during the race. Only comment was the recommendation of arriving between 8.00 and 9.00 led to quite a bit of hanging around before we got going. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Good race in nice surroundings In full: First time I have done a multi lap race and I really enjoyed it - nice running around a park rather than along roads and was a well organised event. Markers were a bit confusing as they applied to different laps, but that is mainly my stupidity and wishful thinking - seeing the 9 KM mark within 4 minutes of running!! I have only done 4 runs so far and this was one of the nicest. Continued my PB progress too a low 57 I think - are there official results?
Well done to all concerned - and the fun run was a nice touch aswell for those with families who want to support lets them join in too.
Thanks to all concerned. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Great morning out! Friendly and well organised. In full: The finish was cruel, it was not clear you had to do the last hairpin, going past the finish and doubling back again, wasted time trying to work it out. BUT now I know and would ABSOLUTELY DEFINITELY do it again next year. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: One of the most beautiful and well organised races ive had the pleasure to run in In full: A really tough, painfully hilly course, but plenty of long down hills to recover. Cant fault the efforts of the organisers and marshalls, really friendly welcoming bunch. And the breakfast was just what I needed. Feeling really positve about flm now. Thank you for a top race, see you next time. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Really warm friendly race, even if the weather was a little chilly! In full: Pretty hard mind but all round top notch event, worth travelling for. Just a idea but wondering why so many events don't do medals? Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Great sunny run! In full: Amazing sunshine helped make the route look stunning, and alleviate the slight chilliness. Hill was a bit tough, especially doing it 3 times...Well organised race, not too many runners so very little congestion. Congrats all round. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Cold, slippery, tough and painful - brilliant! In full: When it comes to tough challenges the G3 series never disappoints, and yet manages to be great fun at the same time. Very friendly and well organised event in scenic location. Nice twist of having long open uphill climb that never seemed to end towards the finish of the course to break any spirit that might have been left after the previous gruelling hills. Definitely will be back next year for more. Thanks yet again for the marshals, cheerful end encouraging even though they must have been freezing. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Cracking fun - well marshalled, wet and muddy ... bit hilly in places :-) In full: As you'll have probably gathered elsewhere there were some fairly steep ascents involved in this one. However, once you reached the top there were some absolutley cracking ridge runs and downhills, which after the climb up felt like you were flying. Should also mention that the gradients were so steep there was no shame in walking (or staggering) to the top, as pretty much everyone did, so I reckon it'd be as suitable for beginners as anything else. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Good chance of a PB In full: The second year in a row that I've done this race, last year felt like -20 degrees, this year wasn't so cold but the weather was still rubbish! Mind you, for some bizarre reason I actually quite like running in the rain and give me the bracing sea air over stifling heat any day! With a large proportion of the race being dead flat there is a real chance of a PB here and whilst I didn’t manage one myself I did take 10 minutes off last year’s time so was well pleased. The organisation is good but I really think they should get rid of the grassy bit, I saw five runners slip over, one causing a bit of a pile up, and I heard of several runners twisting ankles etc. Imagine how gutted you'd feel doing that at 11 miles! The new bit at the beginning through The Lanes was good; surely the route could deviate even further into town negating the need for the "cross country" section! Overall I like this race and will definitely be back next year, who knows; maybe there’ll be sunshine with a gentle cooling breeze in 2007! Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Great race, a very tough 10km. Top marks to all involved with the organisation and thanks to all the marshalls for the friendly faces and encoragement, despite the cold. Date of review: March 4, 2006
In short: Brilliant race, extremely hard but very rewarding . Marshalling was very good, I have never seen so many people involved on sucha cold day. Very friendly. The only drawback was the hold-ups especially whith the two stys on top of one of the hills. Date of review: March 4, 2006