In short: Well worth the effort. Very smooth organisation. In full: Well marshalled, well signed, easter egg at the finish, nice weather, great company, what else can you ask for! Date of review: April 18, 2006
In short: Almost - 'very well organised' In full: Excellent location. Superb route, really friendly atmosphere and very well supported. The official announcement at the end confirmed what I suspected - We'd not followed the advertised route and it was only 8k due to this mistake. I run in the park regularly so I know the planned route with the missing 2k was due to take in a flatter longer loop rather than the steepest (in the park) woodland climb x 2 that we ended up doing. Dissapointed for the organisers as it was was obvious a lot of hard work had been done in preparation. But I'll be back next year along with the missing marshall! Date of review: April 18, 2006
In short: Pity - it's a fast course, but the cost merits a medal/t-shirt rather than a completely naff orange bag, re-used from last year! Where were the drinks at the finish? Date of review: April 18, 2006
In short: Great Race! Six minutes of my PB so perhaps im a bit biased!! In full: Fast course, there was talk of a hill at some point but I didnt really notice it!! Good crowd and the choccie at the end was appreciated (especially when I got stuck in the holiday traffic on the way home!!) great PB potential, still cant believe my time! Date of review: April 18, 2006
In short: no frills pb course, well organised. In full: very well organised, excellent pb course, but...water at the end would of been good, no medal and needed more of an "excited" commentator at the end! Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Fast,Flat course,same it rained all the way round In full: I hated every minute of this race,wanted to go home after only 4 miles(never felt like this before)didn't give in,stayed on course,weather made things worse,cold/wet.Marshalls were fantastic,made it worth turning up for.Parking was terrible,souvenior was unusual. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Excellent course for a PB, very good organisation. In full: Hats off to the marshalls who gave up their good friday morning to stand in the rain and cheer and clap the runners round the course. I arived early to had to park in the car park a mile from the start. This made perfect sense to me as people who arrive later are going to have less time to get themselves to the starting line. A great race, thanks Maidenhead AC. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Perfect; can't fault it :) Organisation was smooth, race was well marshalled, egg was great value and the last runner was accompanied all the way around by race official. Excellent. In full: This race is extraordinary:) Not only did the race do everything it said on the tin, with the organisation and consideration of the marshaling team, this race goes above the norm.
For me probably the nicest touch was to have the race tailed by a runner as opposed to just a vehicle. Every runner felt included from the first to literally the last runner.
Well done YTRRC; organisation and execution like this make the trip from South Wales to Somerset in Bank Holiday traffic worth while :))
This race is now a permanent fixture on my race calendar.
In short: overall a great race testing for those that want to push themselves In full: Shame about the weather but you cant have everything. Now got 9 slate coasters so will continue to take part. last year was better for goodies but then it is for charity. Good for beginners albeit a hard second half. As Kewstoker said. a great hill to finish. Date of review: April 17, 2006