In short: Good atmosphere and well organised though hard and hilly In full: A very hot day in Grimsthoupe running over multi-turrained countryside prooved difficult. The hill at 3km seemed to go on and on and on...... and then you turned into a field. this was all in the knowledge that you had to run up the hill to finish which you ran down to start. Not a PB course but an enjoyable day all the same. Well organisd with great supportive marshalls. Thanks Date of review: August 29, 2005
In short: By the time I got to the top my body was in shock, beautiful views from the top, and a nice fast run down. Today was my third year and it still dosn't get any easier! lol Date of review: August 29, 2005
In short: Well organised In full: Very hot, but you cant odds the weather, nice course winding around the village. Shame there was no medal or memento as listed, but a nice run. Date of review: August 29, 2005
In short: Not as flat as I remembered from last year! In full: I love this race as its in Bonny Scotland! Quite a challenge although the after race party makes up for it, great atmosphere all day long. Date of review: August 29, 2005
In short: Excellent experience - but too far to go again. In full: It woz tough and occasional series of steps made it difficult 4 me. Marshalls were encouraging and route marking was about 95% good. The promised 'extra special momento' for doing the Dartmoor Discovery and the Two Bridges, was not presented (I believe they were forgotten!), so that has irritated me no-end! Anyway each of them are off my planning list for 2006, because they are too far (and therefore too expensive) and costs need to be curtailed! Date of review: August 29, 2005
In short: Great atmopshere at the start, lovely run through 3 parks, and again a good atmosphere at the finish. In full: This was my first GSR, and my first BIG event. The atmosphere at the start line was tremendous, and really helped me over my nerves. As we went over the Kingston bridge I looked along paisley road west and could see runners all the way along.
There was good support on Paisley Road West, and soon the first few miles were over.
The course goes through 3 of Glasgow's parks: Bellahouston, Pollock, and finishing in Glasgow Green.
The run is fairly flat, so quick times are possible. I managed 1:39 which I was pleased with, as it was a PB.
There is a grandstand finish, and the crowd were quite vocal in the finishing straight.
A great run all in, and I look forward to the 2005 event. Date of review: August 29, 2005