In short: a good race. In full: i had a great day, managed a pb. no problems with rain, marshalls, car parking, course etc.thanks to all concerned, i,ll have a great holiday. Date of review: April 14, 2006
In short: Never had trouble parking In full: I didn't run today (injured) but I have run this race several times in the past - and I had entered this year. With regards to the comments on the parking, the entry booklet does say that overflow parking is at the bottom of Westacott Way, and the race map shows that this is a mile out from the start/finish, so if you'd read the instructions you shouldn't have been surpised by the walk. I've always managed to park on site - so if you don't like the hike, get there early. Also pardon me for being thick, but what is "a touch of the Paulas" ? Date of review: April 14, 2006
In short: A good way to start the Easter Weekend In full: Its really hard to rate this week as the course was changed due to a falling wall. The distance was also approx 10km, competely out of the organisers hands. They did well to actually stage the race. Third time i have done this race in 3 years and probably my worst ever perfomance as a runner but will be back for 2007.
In short: Fab race, tough but a great experience. In full: A fab race, great experience, would definitely do it again. Tough,challenging course but superbly marshalled and organised. Great support from marshalls.Scenery wonderful, highly recommended. What more can i say ? But get in some hills and get seriously fit cos this was tough !! Date of review: April 14, 2006
In short: Pleasant course, wet all the way round. In full: Had a very nice run today. Not a lot of support en-route (because the course is mostly between fields) but the marshalls made up for this with their enthusiasm. For next year, it is worth noting that it is 1 MILE from the car park to the start. If you have a 4 year old with you, that is really slow - advise bringing a scooter! The course seems to get a bit repetitive with the same flat mile covered 3 times in all (although it made for a faster finish). Hope to be back next year although I think I've lost the family support (they all got soaked). Date of review: April 14, 2006
In short: Bigger than I expected - about 600 runners I think In full: There were plenty of good runners putting in times as good as 1:11 and plenty like myself doing closer to 2 hours. Everyone very friendly so I didn't feel out of place on my first half marathon. My first race for that matter. Date of review: April 14, 2006
In short: A great low-key jaunt In full: I 'ran' this in 2006 & thoroughly enjoyed it. The tow path trails can be a little muddy, but I had no real problems with my road shoes (Nike Free). There was a true mixture of ability - the first guy home got there before the organisers. I was somewhere near the back, running the last couple of miles with a head torch. Makes a nice change to run somewhere rather than back to where you started, but this does give a logistical problem to runners driving to the event. A list of bridges to cross meant that wrong turns were kept to a minimum, even for me. Date of review: April 13, 2006
In short: wind and wheeze In full: A cold windy evening but a good atmsophere and nice course.Good organisation and all for a really great cause.One tiny ickle moan.....no medal,apparently only for a childrens race!!!!! Date of review: April 13, 2006