In short: I don't care because smashed PB In full: The weather couldn't be helped and I'm eternally grateful to the MKAC people for letting me rent some space in their van for my bag. Bit disappointing that there was only a 2-mile marker and felt there was too much road and not enough Lake. However, I took 4 mins off my PB so am elated and much prefer the mug touch. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Well worth the trip In full: I had an hours drive from Manchester and well worth the early start. I can definitely see why RW rate it in the top 100 races. Very well organised, very friendly event. Will definitely be back. I hope the organisers can permit a larger field next time, there may be more back markers running at my pace ! Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Friendly low key event that successfully mixed good club runners with beginners In full: The event was organised round a loop in the Forest of Dean which allowed runners to choose 5.4km. 10.4km or 15.4km. This meant that slower 10km runners were not at the back and faster runners on the longer distance had people to 'aim for'. Firm trails allowed for easy running but without the pounding of tarmac. Good camaraderie and small enough field for facilities to cope seamlessly. highly recommended. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Superb event, great organisation / marshalling, and a massage to boot....bliss ! In full: Even though I missed out on the post-race massage, I wouldn't have missed this race just for that. Great atmosphere and organisation, one of the best I've been to. Great scenery and mainly traffic free lanes, just hope the wind hold off at 7K next year ! Overall, I will encourage all the runners from my gym, serious or fun , to enter this next year. Well done to the organisers and Wesham Road Runners ! Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: A well organised, good value run, with a good sprinkling of forumites taking part In full: The experience and know how of Eynsham Road Runners showed through - good signing, facilites and organisation. Quite a lot of serious runners but a supportive, not intimidating atsmosphere. I liked the two lap format and it was flat enough for a PB, though paths were a bit narrow in places. All in all, good value and glad the snow kept away. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Nicely organised, with stadium start and finish, only one serious hill In full: Not a pb course, but not too hard by any means. Course a little narrow in places not that I do much overtaking.
Best prize ever.. a useful diary! Date of review: November 28, 2005