In short: My 1st race which I really enjoyed. Only problem that they ran out of water at some of the water stations which was a big problem for me as I was close to the back. In full: Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: Hot Hot Hot!!! In full: Well organised race which runs out from Dartford into rural Kent and back again finishing on the running track at Central Park. Plenty of hillwork including a fairly long climb at the 9th mile. Extremely hot conditions today meant it was difficult to get close to my PB but enjoyed the final section on the running track. I would definitely run this event again! Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: A couple of up bits, a couple of down bits and a few flat bits. In full: A challenging race made more challenging by a very warm day. Good organisation though with plentiful supply of bottled water. My slowest half marathon time of the year - and all down to the weather. Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: holiday race In full: on holiday and decided to do this. pb on first mile even although warned about coming hills and i suffered. but it was worth it. good facilyies and atmosphere Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: The Haytor Heller - 'Six miles of hell'. The most accurately described race ever In full: The Haytor Heller - 'Six miles of hell'. The most accurately described race ever, lots of very steep hills and rocky trecherous footing set in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. Showers, refreshment etc were all on hand and a very friendly bunch are the Teinbridge Trotters. Just to make things interesting it was over 20°C and the bracken up to your waist. I found it extremely hard, partly due to the weather but also as I've got a bit of a virus and hadn't done as much preparation as I would have liked. All the same I enjoyed it and will go again next year.
In short: Friendly race through quiet country lanes. Good marshalling, 3 water stops and a t-shirt all for 6 quid. In full: A nice race along country lanes on the Berkshire / Hampshire borders. Lots of support from friendly marshals who did an excellent job stopping the few cars there were on the route. A few undulations and one fairly sharp (but short) hill at about 8.5k. A hot day, but there was some shade. I’ll be back for more next year. Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: A tough course; friendly marshals. Atmostphere made special by the disco and DIY bbq! In full: A special thanks to the first aiders who helped me after the race - it was very hot and I suffered quite a bit from dehydration! Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: Excellent race spoilt by the weather In full: Agree with everyone about the heat, it takes away the PB potential. Not sure about a second water station but a sponge station at the Fox would have been ideal. Date of review: July 17, 2005