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
In short: Not bad, flat course, rained the whole way round, but friendly marshalls to negate the nightmare car park In full: I have done this 4 times now and enjoyed each one, but probably this one the least. The car parking was not clever, arriving 45 mins before and being directed over a mile away before having to run along the same mile straight 3 times (miles 1,2 and 10) as well as walking back down it to the car didn't make it too much fun! Bad weather also didn't help but a fair course, flat and relatively scenic. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Encouraging, friendly marshals, well organised, except for parking and souvenir In full: The marshals were very encouraging in the continual downpour. Route was very boring - I do not want to see Westacott Way again. Why bother with the souvenir bag which is a waste of time. A medal or mug or water bottle would be better. The route was OK being flat but there were some tricky parts along the road between 6 and 9 miles. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: In full: This was my first race and the overall feel was that it was really for club runners. The marshalls were extremely friendly with the exception of one rather grumpy person who was highly dismissive when asked if water stations were provided. He turned out to be wrong anyway (water at the half way mark!). Also a shame that goody bags were only provided for runners of all four races. However small disappointments aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, and thank you to all those people encouraging the few of us at the back! Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Good event overall but could do with improving parking and more toilets. In full: Good facilities for spectators, rest of the organisation was good and a nice course. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: A fantastic fast hill to finish! In full: The only problem I had with this race was the distance? Runners World advertise as 6.9miles, the event is called a Quarter Marathon (6.55miles) and on the day the posters at the event said 10K (6.2miles. You could actually run .7miles more or less than you originally expected? I think I could say with some degree of certainty it was 6.55 miles. But had fun and would do it again- a good excuse for a weekend away! Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Well organised. Fast flat course. Easter egg for all finishers! In full: 2nd time I've run in this event. Well organised, good local event. Relatively flat course so good pb potential. Ideal running conditions today. Would definitely enter it again. Shame I don't eat chocolate though!! Date of review: April 17, 2006