In short: This is how to stage a half marathon - a real classic thanks to the enthusiasm of all involved In full: Sorry if I gush but I've just had the best day's racing of my short and uneventful running career. The fact that the weather was bright but not too hot cannot be attributed to the organisers. But everything else about this superb race can be put down to a superb team.
The whole village of Eyam seemed to have come to a halt to lend support and they had fostered a party atmosphere.
The important bits
The course is a tough bugger with a killer hill at the 10 mile mark which seemed to go on for 2 miles. But the views from the tops were awe inspiringly breathtakingly beautiful. There seemed to be a water station just at the right point, every time. And the "staff" were happy and cheerful and sympathetic to the pain suffered by the runners. The kids enjoyed the fun run and were chuffed to recieve a certificate signed by the great Tanni Gray-Thompson.
All in all, I cannot think of a single way that this race could be improved. Save me a place for next year.
In short: Fast, hot, hilly, and very clubby. 2 new pbs, all topped off by beating many die hard clubbers who cant climb hills! honestly walking hills....tut tut! ;) In full: throughly enjoyed this one...what a day!
In short: Great enjoyed it, crowds and marshalls good, water at finish blocked by crowds though, 10.5 km ? In full: Could be great race if sorted water blocked by crowds at finish line (Brains of Oxford pls sort....happened last year as well). Otherwise super race. Polar distance said it was 10.5km though. Thanks Date of review: May 15, 2005