In short: Hard - but I wouldn't have missed it In full: I felt like I had achieved all my goals for the year in one hit - giving to charity, training hard beforehand (and beating all the girlies!) I was glad to have left something in the tank for the 275 (I didn't count them on the day) steps, only to be super-cooled coming down that last hill! It's a shame there are not more events like it - I'll definitely be there for the Munro - equipped with more grippy trainers... Heartfelt thanks to Dr Rob and the team for the run-through on the 18 Dec and on the day. Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: FANTASTIC In full: The most friendly marathon yet, hills beat flat races hands down.Who needs London when we have far more challenging and friendlier marathons. Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: Last chance of the year for a 10km pb! In full: Sceneic and enjoyable with a very fast field.
Following organiser's instructions meant that I got stuck towards the back of the pack so the first downhill mile was a struggle to hit at target pace, but numbers thined out from there. Well recommended for anybody chasing 35mins or below 10km times. Course profile is downhill first mile, then 2 and 3 uphill, 4 and 5 back down, 6 undulating with a climb for the last 300m. Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: Watch the booze drip out In full: Was a really friendly and scenic race. Very challenging. The first 3 miles up hill tough and then 2 miles back down the other side back to start. Very steep finish. Well worth the £3 for a little run out on New Years day. Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: Well organised, flat course with PB potential. Improved finish over 2005 In full: Improved finish from last year, and usual good organisation. Definite PB potential (I got one) and a good atmosphere.
Weather was kind, around 5 deg, bit of a headwind on the last mile Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: A great way to start the new year! In full: Well organised and encouraging marshalls but let down by a technical problem and lots of finishing times not available. Totally exhausting up the last hill but very satisfying! Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: A lovely run but wind and hale nearly blow me off the top of the Tor!! No time for hangovers with this run!! In full: This is not so much a run as a personal achievement. Nearly 3.5 miles uphill through mud and worse only to have to run back through it downhill. Totally exhausting but very satisfying. Thanks to the marshall at the top of the Tor who reminded me it was 'slippy on the way down' - just before I slipped on my backside. Ho hum!! Date of review: January 4, 2006
In short: Took 15 minutes to take one step. Then after 2 minutes runing was having to avoid people walking!!! The wave start at the Great South Run was so much better. The 1 1/2 queue for the Metro after the race didn't help either. Date of review: January 4, 2006