In short: My home town race so i'm a bit biased. Ran it last year so knew the score with the start. If it was your first time doing it, it wasn't obvious how to get to the start and how many people were already waiting. In full: Quite hard for quicker runners to get nearer the front without getting there 30mins early. Starting on the headrow then finishing in Millenium Sq would be a vast improvement. All in all a great race though with fun hills. Date of review: May 18, 2005
In short: Hills were tough but scenery was fantastic! In full: A thoroughly enjoyable race. Some of the best countryside I've run in. The hills are great on the way down but unforgiving on the way back. A very good out-of-town location with virtually no traffic. Date of review: May 18, 2005
In short: Twisty but nice! In full: A cleverly designed route around the middle of Oxford. It didn't make much sense on the map at the start, but when you were running it seemed to work well. A few bottlenecks in places, and I agree about the elusive KM markers, but a fun and friendly race - and nice and flat too! Date of review: May 18, 2005
In short: Great pretty race In full: Definitely do it again, but agree with some comments about km markers, and about bottlenecks in some areas, I ran into a tree at one point while overtaking :-) Date of review: May 18, 2005
In short: Lovely! In full: Fantastic views and weather again! Crowded getting out of the park for the start but generally well organised, only major problem was trying to spot the KM boards which were feeble in size and hidden!
In short: Really great race through beautiful Oxford In full: great race - lack of ladies loos, but the big chestnut tree in the park provided good cover! No complaints about the start (maybe a bit cramped)but as it was chip timed, it did not matter that it may have taken some people a while to get over the start line. Considering what it takes to get Oxford closed off to traffic this was really well done - thanks Date of review: May 18, 2005
In short: Warm-Up was terrible - trees obscured the leader and it was very narrow in places so you had to watch your footing. Overall it was fantastic and so were the crowds along the way! Date of review: May 18, 2005
In short: very enjoyable with very friendly runners In full: great race with lots of atmosphere. Travelled from Reading to Glasgow to run this and can't wait to sign up for next year. Everyone friendly, superb atmosphere (and the sunshine helped too!) superb organisation Date of review: May 18, 2005
In short: Finished with a good time, despite.... In full: ... hitting the tarmac at 2.5 miles. Thanks to St John's for patching me up at the end. Gonna have some nice scars. Could have been on for a PB as well. Date of review: May 18, 2005
In short: A good morning out In full: I enjoyed myself and did a sub 2 hour half- good for me as I did a 4:21 London Marathon. Didn't find it too hilly. Only bad bit traffic wise was down Kings Acre Road. Otherwise not too bad. I know it saves money to do water in cups but it is difficult to drink from and run! Will be there next year despite this!