In short: A nice change. In full: An earlier start, say 1030am, may help solve the problem of tourists on the walls at the same time as runners. Marshalls handled the situation very well. Date of review: December 29, 2005
In short: Tough race not for the fainthearted In full: Organisation was a bit muddled runners just going out in spurts. The race started with lots of runners still going getting to the start. Lots of Undulating !! when does this become hilly it felt hilly to me. Maybe Im a lightweight Date of review: December 29, 2005
In short: Excellent race - great atmosphere and support from the locals. Thoroughly enjoyed it. In full: Ran this with my friend who only took up running earlier this year to do the Great North Run and persuaded her to do this to prove that not all races are like the GNR! She had a great day and knocked a spectacular 20 minutes off her pb! Date of review: December 29, 2005
In short: Tough course. Good laugh. In full: Funny old race - tough and challenging yet not taken too seriously either. A very nice event to be part of. Really enjoyable. Lovely scenery. Competitors all chatty until Yew Tree Steps then suddenly reticent. Great marshalls and officials and great comrades. Thank you all see you next year.
In short: Do this run and get a trophy In full: I liked the Mars bar and juice in the goody bag. Better than usual crap you get (malt bread, who likes malt bread?). Trophy thing was a little odd though. Course was a little strange in parts, more hills than expected, houses and then the country but 10 miles is 10 miles.
In short: This was my first 10k and am so excited that I managed to do it in a respectable time. I am not a member of a club, but still felt very welcome and just knowing I was running whilst surrounded by beautiful mountains (even if I didn't look at them!) Date of review: December 28, 2005
In short: a course that makes you work In full: this is not the easyest course but not overpowering, a well marshalled and organised race, if a bit crowded at the begininning, i would not recomend it for a pb but I did beat mine by 2min Date of review: December 28, 2005
In short: this is a charity funrun not a serious race In full: The course had a bottle neck at about half a mile so we all had to stop and walk!!, the mile markers seemed to be all over the place (I question if this was measured accurately)also they were hard to spot (some were on the floor), the start could be mistaken for the finishing line, you had to queue in the rain to collect your bags,information on puplic transport was negligable (give a website address and told to find out myself). nice changing facilitys though Date of review: December 28, 2005
In short: Cracking race, first time but not last - def will practise steps before next year In full: The odd time I braved a look at the scenery it was stunning, a really nice course. Friendly marshalls retained a sense of humour despite the cold. 'Interesting' choice of music played before the start, what was that all about ???!!
In short: Great race shame about the start In full: I had a great time, and would probably do it agaon. The only 'issue' I had with it was the start - the run through the housing estates wasn't the greatest way to start a race. But once you pass through the estates it was a wonderful - the scenery, the snow, the 'undulating course'.
Well done to the marshalls for braving the the very cold conditions.
PS Thanks to the runner who I followed for the majority of the race, you got me through it. Date of review: December 28, 2005