In short: It's a good race, shame about the route through some of Tamworths more "scenic areas" have to dodge the burned out car. Good size field though and 10/10 for organisation and facilities. I'll be back next year. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: An excellent, well organised race with a surprisingly good atmosphere despite the cold weather! Only let down was the route through a council estate but would definately run it again! Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: If you can't train well over winter don't do this race wait til March/April In full: I've never been one for organised warm-ups however the warm-up was great and much needed. Only did about 5 training runs before the race (needed to rethink how I train over the winter)
ALL the marshalls were brill and gave loads of encouragement.
A novel idea to get the t-shirt before the race would have preferred it in the goody bag but they were handing out the t-shirts based on size so fair enough.
Medal is really nice and because it's so different from the others I've had. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: fantastic race- well done to organisers In full: What more could you want..a good cause, steep lungbusting hills and heaps of mud. Recorded a PW for 10k but certainly the most fun I've had in a race since the Mid Summer Munro Madness (which was my PW over the 1/2 Marathon!) Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Good testing course In full: First time I have run this course. Well signposted from the motorway. Good organisation at the start and finish, albiet at bit cramped, but you can"t have everything perfect. Burnt out car made me feel at home,(From Bham), some of the local nobheads left broken bottles the night before. Suspect the route wasn"t the poshest part of town. Nice T shirt Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Great race, well organised. In full: No real complaints (apart from the weather), a solid half marathon with a challenging second part. Shame about the slidey mud, I was on course for a sub 1hr45 until that bit. Will do again next year. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Definate for next year In full: Past the bison, start by the camels, run past the lions and the rhinos - it's certainly different! Great crowds, nice course, good pb potential (I got a HUGE one). Only gripe is the inexplicable hopefulness of some runners who were clearly not going to run sub-40 with that physique, and who formed delightful road-blocks on the way back through the field (and you can't blame the organisers for that)! Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Undulating from mile 2 to 8 then pretty flat In full: Really cold wind this year, but enjoyed. Nice course, well placed water stations and good changing. Mile markers and well marshalled. Liked the t-shirt and the Cawl in the Rugby Club. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: very windy today but a great sunday morning run! In full: This would have to be the perfect road race for me very flat, but today very window and I did find it a little hard at times to keep my balance as the wind hits you side on from the fields but regardless a PB! Date of review: February 19, 2006