In short: A run I always love and come back for. In full: I have marked the Slog down this year. This is mainly caused by the ditch - I was assured at the beginning that it would improve on last year, but it was worse. As one of the people who was directed round the ditch by the marshalls, I object strongly to the shouts of 'cheat', I always want to do a full event and don't like shortcutting, and it is not good to have fellow runners shout at you. The other problem was that, as a slow runner, by the time I got back there were no medium T shirts left, so I got a hat. As the entry form asks what size T shirt everyone wants, I can't see why we didn't get what we ordered. They did look good and I would have worn it - you don't get that many long sleeve ones. So - a lovely run spolit by a couple of things that can be put right. Date of review: December 2, 2005
In short: Gets better every year In full: This race is deceptively challenging, no mean hills but plenty of steady gradients over some tricky terrain. The 'Terminator' is good but I rate this one more of an overall challenge and I love the scenery and lack of mile markers. Date of review: December 2, 2005
In short: I drove a cxouple of hundred miles for this one bedcause it sounded fun wshilst challenging and it was well worth the trip. Cold day, there were more ups than downs so it was a tough course but the marshalls were great and very encouraging. Will mk Date of review: December 2, 2005
In short: Badly organised In full: Ideal for walkers, but frustrating for runners. No clock, no water, very wide paths filtered to very narrow paths very quickly.... causing bottlenecks - it was very difficult to get past people, spectators were walking all over the last few metres of the race, making it impossible to finish properly Date of review: December 2, 2005
In short: Last year was the toughest run I've done and they made the course even more uphill. Not fair but still a bloody good race. In full: All the good things apart from the weather I put in my report last year still stand. I wasn't too fond though of the finish being further uphill than the start. Were there not enough hills already for the organisers last year? They must have sadistic tendencies. Really good event and well worth the treck home for the weekend from Newcastle. Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: A good scenic run with great food and drink to follow In full: First time for the Jedburgh Half for the four of us, but we had a great time. Well organised and friendly with good opportunities to re-stock carbohydrates at the sponsor's excellent restaurant. Race was wet and hilly, not one for a fast time, but a good scenic course. Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: PB race so i'm not complaining (too much)! In full: This was a thoroughly enjoyable race, let down somewhat by the difficulties at the start. I couldn't find the time markers so just hung around the back which on this occasion didn't leave me stuck behind any walkers. Didn't see the water station at 5k but I was taking it too seriously at that point. The end was fantastic but what's with the hill coming up to the Headrow, that's just harsh! The medal was very disappointing and no goody bag!! I'll be back next year and I will break 50 minutes this time.