In short: Great venue, good organisation, cold but a new PB. I'll be back! In full: The safari park venue mada great location for runners, friends & family. No snow or ice but cold enough. An interesting route; animal scenery plus 6Km uphill, 4km down. 2 mins off my PB so I am pleased and will be back. One note of advice; much confusion by spectators over site of the finish line could be avoided by some signs. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: unusual momento but usefull. good course. good atmosphere In full: A well organised race, queues for bags a bit of a problem. The guy on the tannoy was great made us feal good telling the crowds we were all sub 4hr marathone pace, we had traveled some distance to do this race and would do it again. Thanks to the organisation, well supported and the layout of the course. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Up the Seagulls! In full: Good day out and a PB, but you really need to get rid of the grass / mud /swamp guys - anyone going over on the way down from the cliff top may weel have injured themselves badly - not what you want at 11 miles.. Minor gripe though as I though the event was wel organised and there was plenty of room to run, although going up the hill was a bit tight for overtaking. I will be back :0) Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Nice Camels!! In full: A great race, one which I have looked forward to for ages, and would recommend. Yes it was cold, but you surely can't blame the organisers for that, it is February after all!! Glorious scenery, plentiful wildlife, nice medal and goody bag. I will be back next year without doubt. Thankyou to the organisers.
In short: Something for everyone wishing for a challenge In full: For an off road route that has been well planned and presents some good challenges (downhill as well as up) this is a great race. For a first race the organisers has got the knack! Dr Rob has lent his terrific experience to make it a must for next year’s calendar. This was a friendly race for a very good cause. So now we wait for the Munro!
In short: Muddy, cold, good fun In full: Reminded me of school cross country. Very wet. Particularly sadistic start to make you run through a stream, run round a field and then run through the same stream again! I'd run it again, my wife wouldn't... she cursed me the whole way round. Hard race, the marshalls were great though, offering plenty of encouragement. See you next year. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Wind, rain, mud, great !! In full: Despite the weather (awful - especially on top of the hill running into the wind and rain) and the mud coming back down (was dangerous - I saw two people fall over) I really enjoyed it. First few miles (wind and rain behind) were lovely, 9-11 not pleasant but give you the warm glow of achievement afterwards ! Thanks to the crowd (good turnout on a nasty day) and the organisers - really cheerful lot and a well organised event. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: good race, excellent marshalls and nice scenery. Ruined a bit by the weather this year In full: The muddy clifftops after running into the winds destroyed my chances of a pb, but enjoyable in a cold, wet masochistic kind of way Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Very enjoyable In full: Hill halfway around but then over and done with and all down hill after that. First time in many a year I have done 7 minute miles so can't be bad. I am biased though as this is my home city! Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Great attractive course. Excellent. In full: Really enjoyed the race. Good mixture of uphill, flat - and, it felt like it, the slightly more downhill. Well organised, friendly. Possibly, be a bonus if more 'cafe' facilities were available for after the race, especially to get a quick hot drink. Enjoyed the inclusive offer to drive round the safari park. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: A Great Warm Up for the longer runs ahead In full: Couldn't believe I ran a PB and broke 2 hours for the 1st time!!!! Found the hills challenging but makes all the training I've been forcing myself to do so very worthwhile... Same time again next year... Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Great race throughout. Well organised, nice big easy to see mile markers. Friendly well-informed marshalls. One big tough hill about half way round but it really made the second half fly by! Loved every minute (well almost!) Date of review: February 20, 2006