In short: Definitely a race where you're guaranteed a negative split. In full: Two big hills in the first 6 miles then 3 miles of lovely gently undulating running before a breakneck swoop back down to finish on the track. Very well marked & marshalled. Hot showers & bargain post-race refreshments all add to the feel-good factor that surrounds this friendly little race. Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: Those hills just kept on coming! In full: My first, but certainly not the last try at this race, which I suspect would change greatly in character from year to year according to January rainfall levels (fortunately this year's going was definitely on the firm side).
The route also calls for a bit of tactical thinking owing to the difficulty of passing in the long single lane section leading up to the halfway point. Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: A great run in the South, sun, sea sand and hills! In full: Congratulations to the organisers, beautiful course (if a bit heavy on the traffic for the first 3 miles), faultless organisation and showers at the end. Loved it Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: Who said you can't do a PB on this? In full: Fab Race, well organised, very friendly, nice varied terrain, bit of a steep hill between 4-5 miles with a couple of flat(ish) sections to recover. Who said its not a pb course??? 6 mins off mine,(well it was only my 3rd 10k) Car park was a bit skiddy, but not a problem (even for a 2 wheel-drive car!).
In short: A nice race again. I'll be back next year. In full: I had an OK race. My Garmin too suggested that the course was a little on the long side. Mine measured 5.18 miles, so not quite the 5 1/2 mentioned before - but significantly long nonetheless. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Tip Top fantastic morning run In full: This had some of the best organisation I have come across, well marked and excellent marshalls, I will without doubt be back next year, One tip wear fell shoes or something with an aggressive grip. Thanks very much to all those who made this such a pleasure to run. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Crispy Cold and Killer Hills - Loved it. In full: Lovely race with some mean hills. Really enjoyable and a must for next year. Good value too. Sorry to anyone who missed out on Mars Bars - My daughter took 2. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Did it last yeat - loved it more this year! In full: Ran 5 mins faster than last year - did a decent warm up this time! Don't really like the narrow section 2.5 to 3 miles in, but apart from that a nice 'toughish' course and a good T at the end. Switchback at the end catches the first timers but there you go.... Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Great, undulating course In full: Good organisation. Course takes you through some very scenic villages & paths. Apart from the hill at mile 4 it wasn't that bad really. Some great downhill stretches. Date of review: January 29, 2006