In short: A decent race for the festive season; forces you to get out of the house to run-off the festive excesses. Well worth a look and a great alternative to shopping. Date of review: December 26, 2005
In short: Boxing Day Smugness In full: I only did the 5k fun run and it was that fun to run. Even the 10k lot were looking happy though.
First time I've done this (2005) lovely atmosphere running along the esplanade looking out over Arron.(I did it because it runs past my house and is my normal running route!!) Flat as a pancake this run, I managed a PB despite drinking for 7 hours Christmas day. Go figure!!
I would recomend gloves, glasses and a hat the onshore wind can be a killer.
In short: Not as easy a course as I had been led to believe. Included several steady climbs. Very steep downhill at the start and finish. In full: I know of many people who have ran their 10 mile PB on this course. I am not one of them! My days of PBs are long gone. After 19 years of running I took part for the first time this year. I have no doubts that the course offers potential to run a very fast time, but there are one or two steady climbs, which could catch out the unwary. Date of review: December 23, 2005
In short: Uphill climb for first couple of miles, multi-terrain means a kilometre around a farmers field before a very fast descent. Glad I didn't wear racing flats! In full: Very friendly event, not even marred by heavy rain before the start. Free drink and cake before the race for those who turned up very early. Race is over 10.3k, but the 10k mark is clearly signed. Kilometre markers seemed to be spot on. Worth the 90 minute drive to Pickering to take part. Date of review: December 23, 2005
In short: A great day out with some very nice scenery along the way. A very challenging first few miles. Shame about the last mile along the main road but a very warm welcome at the end and some nice food to help regenerate the bod. Well worth the day out. Date of review: December 23, 2005
In short: Suprisingly enjoyable, given the -4 deg C start ! In full: Pretty smooth organisation and a pleasant enough course made up for complete brass-monkey weather! So overall I'd say a big thumbs up to David Denton for this race and the whole series! Couple of small niggles: Lack of km markers means you haven't got a clue about pacing yourself... although bizarrely I ran my 2nd quickest ever time - is there a lesson in there? Also, the much anticipated and indeed advertised mince pies didn't turn up at the end much to many people's disappointment. Never get between a man and his mince pies!!!! ;) Date of review: December 22, 2005
In short: one hell of a race, wot sadist came up with this course. In full: I love running around Wendover woods, some great scenery, and some very tough hills. Ran up one hill I've never run up before, and one I don't want to run up again. Run, I mean crawl. Date of review: December 21, 2005