In short: Felt like a drown rat by the end of it, but had fun never-the-less In full: Fantastic course - weather made it a bit interesting, but organisers can’t control that!!! Don’t know why I haven’t done this race before as it was great fun. Grass section at the start/finish was definitely treacherous but the rest of the course could be classed as on-road, albeit a bit wet and muddy. Well happy to get a Ronhill tech t-shirt that I’ll actually use. Great organisation and good support. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Scenic and enjoyable but hilly and 'that wind' spoilt a good route In full: A tough hilly race on a cold windy day (it even rained a bit).... Not one for the PB records, but one for a countryside view.
Well organised, with enough toilets and refreshments. Shame there wasn't a longer lasting memento... a chocolate soon disappeared!
Would be better to stage in October (probably better weather). Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: First time I've run the distance, so very pleased with my prefomance. Marshalls deserve a great big cheer for being out there despite the driving rain. Big plastic bag to keep my bag dry, a definate must have for next year. Coaches etc all very good. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Very good organisation could have been perfect but for weather In full: Well I can honestly say that this was the wettest 1/2 I have ever done. As nearly everyone else has mentioned the weather was appaling but the marshals where wonderful. I found the facilities not too bad a bit cramped when it came to getting changed but I still got a warm shower and I was by no means and elite!! Would think twice about doing it again as scenery was a bit on the dull side however I do realise this has alot to do with the rubbish weather. Well organised race and it was good to see Mick ad Phil out as well. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Flat and fun... In full: Graveland pebbles around first turn at Kingsdown is annoying as is dodging the outgoing runners on your way back; clock at finish gave me a time of 38:55 but results say a slower time by a minute and some!!! Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Wet and windy. A real terror of a course but hugely enjoyable. In full: Even managed a PB for a half marathon, despite the hills. Very friendly race that is well marshalled and great fun. Need to be a sadist to enjoy the hill at 8 miles though. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: great scenery In full: great scenery some testing hills and 1 OH MY GOD HILL but once up there it is mainly downhill but all the pain is worth it just for the scenic lake district Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Challenging, well organised race with a scenic route. In full: Uphill start was a bit depressing and some of the best (worst?) hills I've ever run in a race, but there are noticeable downhill sections to recoup some time and the last few miles were flat enough for a quick finish. Weather couldn't spoil what was a well organised and excellently marshalled race. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Tough course In full: This was my second half and to my surprise I was only 3 seconds out of my first time, which was a much flatter course. The hills are a challenge, but rewarding in a funny way. Organisation was really good, the marshalls were brilliant. Will be back next year with a snorkal and flippers. Did I mention it rained.... Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Good race. Marshals were great. Not entirely flat at all but still good PB potential. Bag check should have been weather proof though - my stuff was soaking wet after race which was far from ideal! Date of review: November 7, 2005