In short: I love running in the rain!!!!! In full: 2nd run out at this event and even better than last year. Echo the comments regards the excellent marshalls, St John's and Police. Only gripe no start/finish banner and/or line on the road. However bust my PB by 2 minutes so can't complain too much. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Well organised and marshalled race In full: Done this one before and enjoyed today (even though it was raining). Good marshalls and facilities for refreshments etc as starts and finishes at a school. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Was my first ever 10K last year, 3 mins quicker this year. Yippee! In full: Bloody freezing at the start but once we all got going it was OK, first 6K were lovely to run but the last 4 to the finish and especially the last section past the roadworks were hard work. Well organised, a good event. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: The perfect definition of "undulating" In full: Well organised, enthusiastic marshalls but the run round the field at the end was very sapping on already tired legs. Two kilometer markers in the wrong place ( 11 & 21 ) Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Despite (or inspite!) of the weather, hills & mud - the scenary is worth it, different terrain and a good run for part of a spring marathon build up In full: I enjoyed the run & mud! Suggest the start is moved back nearer the Sustainabilty centre, as there was far too long a wait at the first style (up the hill). Also the distance & time seemed far longer than 19 1/2 miles. Some mile markers would have been welcomed. Marshalls & well marked route (plus points). Sort out the niggles and this will be a really good event Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Fast, flat course ideal for a debut half marathon In full: The main problem was congestion at the start. It took several minutes to get past the start line and there was a bottleneck right after that too. But overall a very well run event. Good water stations and distance markers, and the cheerfulnessa and encouragement from race marshalls, police and ambulance drew were simply magnificent! Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Great marshalls v. friendly even enjoyed the rain In full: Thanks to the marshalls who had to hang around for us plodders at the back. Changing/refreshment facilities were pretty good. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: quick race but mind the dogs! In full: This race has PB potential as long as you concentrate to avoid dogs, skaters and the slow runners on the last lap. I got a PB so would definetely do it again! Make sure you go to the toilet beforehand or be prepared to queue. There were only 4-5 loos for 700 plus runners in addition to the park's facilities. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Fast, big, well organised, scenic - your only worry is early Feb weather In full: My second time doing this one. Well organised big race (2,500 or so) through traffic-free flat country roads.
Only caveats are: 1. It's a fair walk from the town centre, so don't leave it too late 2. The start in past years has been congested, and it isn't helped by the fact that a lot of latecomers enter the start area from the front so have to just stand in the sub-1:25 area.
These are minor points though, and all in all an excellent race.
In short: Terrible weather which was made tolerable by the friendly marshalls In full: Nice race but not as flat as advertised (put it this way I wouldn't park my car on the course without the hand brake on!) Date of review: February 12, 2006