In short: yay specsavers! boo organisers! In full: On a more positive note, the volunteers were great, a big thanks to the marshals & assistants there, who were all so willing to help. I hope they will hapily get involved again next time. The route was also quite nice and the mud gave it a bit of variety.
But as for MCC Sports promoters, you have to wonder if they should consider another line of work. Personally, am not impressed with their "promotion". I'm not touching any of their races again! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: For reasons linked with injury (fractured limb), no training and illness I was not in shape to run this race. So I decided to walk (another virtue of the race). But not for long (about two miles). It was too much fun to not run. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Magnificent,,, but painful, oh so painful! In full: Fantastic organisation, spectacular scenery, brilliantly supportive stewards, great food, friendly participants. Not for the faint hearted - this is tough, really tough, but definitely worth the pain! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Enjoyable Half. Much better value than Robin Hood and although poorer on atmosphere, richer on scenary. Shame about the weather - I had had a shower before I left!! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Good solid run, nice course In full: First time I have run this race and I did enjoy myslef. Only thing that let it down was the first water point - had to queue to get a glass of water. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: The organisers even switched the sun on especially for race time!! In full: Cracking run, a great challenge for all, whether it be getting up for a xcountry season, or winding down before spring mara training. Just a shame they can't switch off the wind on teh beach!! Well done the sospans - top marshalling!! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: another good race In full: lots of hills, particullary between 9-10 miles. Very nice run without the rain. Maybe a few more water stations after 6 miles needed? Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Old course was better, this one more undulating In full: Didn't enjoy new course, the old one was more PB material, and this new one too zig zaggy, and the metal surface at one point was ridiculous.
The water stations were understaffed. Enjoyed the rainy, cooling conditions.
Still quite picturesque, was a favourite, but new course not as much, and was a lot harder, which I wasn't prepared for! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Very hilly but a great race, well organised In full: It was raining constantly and some of the hills were very challenging. But I really enjoyed it will definitely be back. Hopefully further up the pack next year! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Excellent organisation. Marshalling good and truly traffic free In full: A good race. Weather not excellent but well organised. The start needs sorting out - slower runners arriving late were joining at front. Date of review: October 30, 2005