In short: Challenging 10 miler - excellent organisation In full: Great 10 miler. challenging course.
Very impressed with the organisation of this race. You wont get any better in terms of marshalling, signposting and path markers...credit to the club volunteers and organisers for putting in so much effort! Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: It all depends how you define Undulating !!! Great Challenge Tho. In full: Finding the course was a piece of cake, parking was no problem, A bit of confusion at the start due to it being new and no-one knowing which way to face at first with slow runners ending up at the front end. The course was quiet country lanes with some tough hills like the one at 6.5 mile and the latter half was a bit of a gradual climb till the 12 mile point then it was a great downhill finish to the race course. Good that they called out your name on the tannoy as you reached the finish. A great tough challenge and it goes down as much as it goes up . Defo be back next year . Oh and a nice long sleeve t-shirt too !!!! Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: Fantastic fun - This will be in the dairy for next year In full: I just wish I'd done more hills in training. The paths were a little narrow in places which made it a lot of effort to overtake people but I suppose it depends where you are in the pack. Next year I will just have to mek sure I am nearer the front.
I regret that I didn't bump into any other forumites for a pint on O'Neills afterwards. Maybe next year? Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: THe best race I've done over the past 12 months. Scenic route, friendly marshalls and locals - and I loved the rain. In full: Good T-shirt and goody bag too. This race was recommended to me - what good advice! Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: ...will be back again, despite that hill!! In full: Haven't done this one since 2000 but it hasn't changed. It's a great race, even with the nasty hill at 7 miles which separates the sheep from the goats! Apart from this, the rest of the course is no worse than average & on lovely quiet country lanes. Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: 2 Hills but mainly flat well organised marathon. In full: It did not seem there was that many people running the full mararthon. After the split I from the half I found myself runniing solo for a few miles. It a bit disappointing that you have to run on the main road for about half a mile on each lap but this did not ruin a well marshalled and organised race. There was plently on water stops on route and was well supported in areas. The hill you go up twice was not that bad. I still managed a PB by 10 mins. Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: Got a pb! In full: The weather made this race really runable. Superb race start and finish, good support on the course and friendly marshalls. A smashing way to spend Sunday morning. Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: Really enjoyed my second time, new PB but really disappointed not to break 2 hours, I'll be back next year fitter & faster. Just looking to see what I can make next, looks like Humber Half due to work commitments, see you there. Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: Only a few hills, nice & rural, with BIG finish area In full: My first full marathon. Plenty of water stations to keep you going & plenty of encouragement from other runners & the 'Go Leon' fan club. Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: Agree about the water and no excuses really as you expect the possibility of heat in May! In full: I enjoyed the race and the atmosphere but the heat did catch a few by suprise. The trail 10k in October is a better route as it is a one lap multi terrain race. Speed bumps were a bit dodgy but if you walked over them to get to the start you knew they were there.An enjoyable day. Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: Well organised by a friendly club. Great location and course with a special twist at the end. In full: Tonia My first time at the Bluebell. I would like to thank all the wonderfully friendly marshals and club members who made it a super day. The course is a chalange but is never dull and is stunning in places. Not for nothing is it called the Bluebell, the wooods where in full bloom, the sweetest smelling course imaginable. The run up Trooper Lane requires hands on knees, the jelly badies from the marshall at the seven mile mark rejuvinated me. A grand day out in Yorkshire. Regards Tonia Russell Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: Despite getting drenched this race was great fun & the marshalling was excellent. All finishers got a bottle of Black Sheep ale too which was a welcome alternative to a t-shirt. Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: strangely enjoyable In full: Forget your watch, enjoy the scenic course, great organisation and great atmosphere. Then moan all week about the hills and enter it again the next year! Date of review: May 7, 2006
In short: 2 laps. Very steep uphill for the 1st km In full: Two laps with a killer hill at the start. For the first race in my life I actually had to walk. Pretty much flat or downhill after that. A good technically challenging race, but forget about a PB. Well organised, however get there early as the start is a good 15 min walk from the car park. I'll be there next year. Date of review: May 7, 2006