In short: i love this race & hate to miss it In full: excellent race starting & finishing in a pretty village. good organisation, excellent pb potential with slightly downhill finish Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: More hills than most but some of us like that, not one for sprinting! In full: Really enjoyed this run, a lovely country run all on lanes. Can't believe it is not better supported by local clubs. Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: My first 10K. The start needs to be improved and boy are some of the hills a killer but overall a challenging run. In full: A good course, quite hilly and the last steep hill on Rousebarn Lane brings all those except the semi-pros to a near standstill. After that it is hard to sprint finish. The start is disorganised and would benefit from a staggered start with individual chips. Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: Great support along route. In full: The route was disappointing considering the many sites Exeter has to offer, Quay side, Cathedral, University grounds etc but in fairness the support along the length of the route made the laps enjoyable. Special thanks to the 'Scots' band at the end of Southernhay. The hills were a killer but achieved a pb in my third Half M distance. Needed more water stations and better MC at start. Come on Exeter you know you can do better! Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: very good race very hilly in places but lovely countryside and very welcome reception for slower runners In full: I found this race difficult, i am used to running through woods so enjoyed that bit although it was quite hilly at times!!! i did the great south run last year and struggled more with this. Good atmosphere at the end for us slower runners. scenery amazing i will definately go back there to train for my next 10k. Have a go it is good to make those muscles ache. Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: Well worth doing again - if only for mad dash start - who was first to the corner? In full: did PB! did suffer from Cassiobury Park Delusion Syndrome i.e. that once you get to the top of the climb that it is a short trot to finish, when in fact it's still 1.5 km to go! The big yellow signs seem not to have helped cure the problem, again. Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: Hate the Hill, Love the downhill after In full: Great chance for a pb once you have completed the mountainous hill it is all very fast downhill. No water station last year on a hot day and none again this year. Please organisers add a water station to this excellent race. Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: Challenging and muddy In full: Very nice scenery, start was a bit chaotic with no clear demarcation, and a bit crowded, tough hill in the middle, lots of mud and a bit less friendly than most. Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: Surely this must be the most scenic marathon in the UK? In full: A really wonderful marathon up in Fort William. Undulating out and back course with the fabulous views constantly changing. Well marshalled and a friendly field...and a PB!
In short: Flat, friendly and forested! In full: Good mix of runners, friendly atmosphere and attractive location make this race well worth it. Look carefully for the low Km markers at first (easy to miss the first one when running in the pack, but once people spread out they are easy enough). Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: Excellent all-round 10K in great surroundings In full: A really excellent all-round 10K.The course is traffic free,flat and fast (potentially as fast as any 10K race around on a less windy day than yesterday)and offers something to runners of all standards.The organisation was faultless and (with the beach and Waterfront Club HQ )it's a great venue for runners,families and supporters. Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: Good flat course but the start could do with some improvement In full: Overall this was a very good race with friendly marshalls, nice flat course and good t shirt.
However, the start was poorly managed. There were no time markers which ment the first KM was spent dodging slow runners who had pushed to the front. Also, I didn't see the official start line and was unsure when to start my stop watch. Date of review: May 2, 2006