In short: Plenty of hills and nice scenery In full: There was a problem with marshalling this year - a lot of people went the wrong way - I'm sure this will not be repeated!! Date of review: October 3, 2004
In short: My first race!! Enjoyed it. In full: This was my first race. The course is a mix on industrial estate and rural B-road. Flat course that was easy and fast. It produced a much better time than I expected.
In short: This has all the potential to be one of the best in the UK. Needs a bit more enthusiasm from th epeople of Cardiff, bands by the pubs etc, bbut course is as flat as you can get and Welsh cakes at the finish were lovely! Date of review: October 3, 2004
In short: marshalling was fine- can't see where else they needed to put anyone although i had run the course beforehand. my niggle would be that no mile markers. otherwise great and a pb to boot Date of review: October 3, 2004
In short: Excellent In full: I would say this as i set a pb by over 4 mins. There is a long hill of about 400 metres near the start, another near the tennis courts once past these you can speed up Date of review: October 3, 2004
In short: An OK event will be back next year. In full: Good intentions of the organisers to have three races but it made the start chaotic. Needed a police presence at the start to control cars and coaches. Course is pretty flat and through county lanes and if weather is favourable a PB can be achieved. Water stations needed to be better manned, only two people at each one meant they couldn’t keep up.
In short: good chance of pb In full: not very well organised, i came in fourth but was called to collect the third place trophy. Only a couple of hills. last 400 metres you are having to dodge the 10k runners going back to their cars. Marshalls very friendly. Date of review: October 3, 2004
In short: terrible litter; long wait at start, shambles at end. In full: Certainly an experience run, and I was glad to do it, but no way to get a PB as constantly dodging by walkers. Got very cold waiting before the start and wasn't able to hear the start gun so didn't know the race was on! Date of review: October 3, 2004
In short: Nearer 10.5 miles. Friendly, well marshalled, well-organised race giving the runner a taste of heavenly Devon in autumn, largely following the course of one of its finest rivers. In full: The course is definitely one for tree and river lovers! Thankfully, the predicted gales did not appear and spoil the event. The rain was tolerable if not welcome given the distance - the water stations and nearby river teign providing the full complement of H2O. Though numbers of participants had increased slightly this event truly deserves to be better supported. In my opinion it's quite a gem and strongly recommend it to novice 10-milers. You won't be disappointed providing you ignore fast times and just succumb to a slice of arguably the most picturesque part of Devon countryside. The pre- and post-run refreshments (including homemade cakes) at the community centre also deserves a special mention. Well done organisers, I will definitely return next year! Date of review: October 3, 2004