In short: A fun-run in the truest sense of the word but very badly organised in so far as lots of narrow areas to navigate and huge numbers of runners mean you walk A LOT. Good cause and fun enough but don't expect to be able to run the whole way! Date of review: June 1, 2005
In short: First Half for me and enjoyed all of it considering I hadn't run more than 9 miles. In full: To compare against other races I have done at various distances, this one shows just what can be done at a race to give you a thoroughly worthwhile day's running. I am addicted to Halfs now and although Plymouth was a hilly one, it deserves the accolade of a gold graded event as water, sponges, food and goodie bags were great. Date of review: June 1, 2005
In short: Did 5k course-fantastic day in glorious scenery.Marshalls were supportive and friendly. In full: First time at visiting Raby 10k. I took part in the 5k fun run (single lap of the two lap course).
The views were fantastic and although I couldn't run it still had a throughly enjoyable time completing the course.
Encouragement from the marshalls was fantastic and they were still people coming in behind in fancy dress.
The race was followed by a picnic in the superb grounds of the castle.
Definately found muscles I hadn't used for a while and hopefully I will get a chance to run the course one day :o) Date of review: June 1, 2005
In short: Huge field for village event - great organisation In full: Only let-down was awful weather at end but if they chose to run this race on a Bank Holiday Monday then what do you expect! Date of review: June 1, 2005
In short: A fantastic day and place for a run. In full: Loved the changing facilities in the baths, the shower was literally ice cold and took your breath away nearly as much as the uphills! The closest I've come to an ice bath however and think there is something to be said? Date of review: June 1, 2005
In short: Not as great place for setting a PB, too many turns and waiting to cross the road In full: My first race, didn't know what to expect. But, on the whole, found it an enjoyable experience. The course is quite twisty, with lots of turns expecially in the first 2 miles. There could have been more marshalls and PCSO to stop traffic, but they were able to direct most runners well. The course consists of mainly roads, with one 1/2 mile section through the park. Pretty flat course, with only one rise on the railway bridge. There was only one water station at the finish line, which consisted of two McDonald's employees giving out water in tiny paper cups! Also, they had a sponge station, but not a huge amount of water in the bins themselves. If you're expecting a decent goodie bag, then you may have to choose another race. I got a bottle of bleach, a bar of soap and a drink! Date of review: June 1, 2005
In short: First duathlon so I can't really compare. The bike is as flat as it gets so good for beginners like me who hate hills. Hardly any traffic on the course but not really anything to see, especially on lap 10 or the last run. Date of review: June 1, 2005
In short: Well organised, good value, scenic, something for all standards In full: It's a pity it is limited to so few runners. Not what I would call a PB course but nonetheless enjoyable. The only thing I could fault was despite the fact food was plentiful at the end there was nothing for veggies. Date of review: May 31, 2005
In short: Well organised and a great atmosphere at the start and finish. Definitely one of the best 10 mile races I've done. A few inclines to make things interesting. Wish I'd seen the 9 mile marker though - did I miss it? Date of review: May 31, 2005