In short: Have run the route twice now, and it gets better each time. In full: A good course, not the flattest but not the hilliest either. Underfoot is good until the last run up, whereby it can get slippery.
Very scenic, so the time passes very quickly, I shaved 3mins, 15 seconds off my PB. I think knowing the course helped. I enjoy the course as it is only one lap.
In short: The Best in the Wild West In full: A little gem! Challenging course and always a bit of weather to contend with, but lovely warm welcome and real cawl! Well organised and stoic marshalls who always managed a smile and some words of encouragement. Thanks v m and see you next year. Date of review: February 22, 2006
In short: Wet, windy, very cold and muddy In full: Good start to the run but once you get to the 10 mile marker you could see the problem that were head of you. The mud grass was very dangerous as I did see a few runners slipping or falling in the mud. It would be good if the road could be be used for that part of the race, as it would stop runners for slipping and falling Date of review: February 22, 2006
In short: Cold, wet, windy and mud In full: A great run, despite the weather. Thank you to the gentleman who picked me up out of the mud and let me wipe my hands on his fleece - his kindness was a real help over the last mile, when I was feeling wet, cold and covered in mud. Date of review: February 22, 2006
In short: Great run to set the tone for the rest of the year In full: Well organised race over a diverse scenery (nice burnt out car!)with one or two challenging inclines. Pre and post race free massage tent; what more can a runner aske for? Got a PB, so will be back next year Date of review: February 22, 2006
In short: Great people, great day, will do next year! In full: Started with rain, but turned out to be a fair day, great people and marshalls and organisers were fantastic! Fantastic Medal and great touch with names on T-Shirt, look forward to next year! Date of review: February 22, 2006
In short: Watch out for the hill and smoking car! In full: Really enjoyed the race despite an average time, just don't target it for a PB. The half-way hill seemed to end any hopes of a that after a good first half, but it added to the race. Maybe I should have read last year's posts:-) All in all, very well organised and friendly, would definitely do it again. Shame about the scenery but the start/finish was good and the Mayoress was lovely bless her. Date of review: February 22, 2006
In short: Great! In full: Third year (and still no PB) but well worth it. Not as cold as previous years, but still 'bracing'! Really enjoyed going to see the animals afterwards - makes a real day of the event. Date of review: February 21, 2006