In short: Fab day and fab run! In full: Very impressed by marshalling and friendliness of runners on this challenging run! Drink stations were good but its really difficult to drink out of cups going uphill! Bottles would have been alot better! Thankyou for a lovely day! Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Good for a PB, but a good job I timed myself as I can't find myself on the scores In full: Maybe the chip didn't work? I will contact them. It's a bit annoying. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Very good event - Marshalls particulary supportive In full: Great event, really enjoyed, marshalls great, markers good, started on time, parking great. Only thing was water at the end could be improved plastic bins and no cups - but this was a small niggle Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: I love running in the rain In full: Definitely better than the howling freezing wind last year! I really enjoyed this race this year. Fast course, feels more down hill than up although the last three kilometres can be challenging with tired legs.
Tee-shirt great this year. Joining instructions said no water station so the inclusion of one was a nice surprise. Lots of very friendly cheery soaking wet marshalls, the whole thing was a pleasant experience all round, will do this one again. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Mud, hillys and lots of jelly babies In full: Ok, there was a problem with 50+ people getting lost and doing 2 extra miles but that was just one of those things. Other than that, such a long XC course was well marshalled and signposted, lots of nice treats on route and all the tea you could drink at the end. Great race. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Hilly! In full: This was my first half marathon. I was daunted by the "hill from hell" when I got the race program through the post. I was chuffed to have carried on running up that hill. But the hills that followed seemed much worse for it. The marshalling was excellent and they had words of encouragement for everyone running. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Aptly named! In full: Great organisation and facilities and a good atmosphere - thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a good challenge. Even better if they can find a way of cutting out the steps. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Surprisingly quick In full: I'd been told that this wasn't a particularly quick course but found otherwise. Very well marshalled with the exception of one roundabout just after the water stop which didn't have one and should have done.
In short: Well organised and very user-friendly In full: In the horrid rain it was lovely to all those poor marshalls, first-aiders and policemen clapping us on. They deserved the applause for standing out in that weather!
Water stations were too few and far between, especially as we only got half a tiny cup of water at each one. Cup of hot choc at the end was great though! Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Enjoyed my first multi terrain, not as tough as expected with the exception of the hill in the wood In full: Apart from the queues at the steps in the first couple of miles this is a great course and I loved the long downhill to the finish. Would recommend this to all. Plenty of fish and chips available afterwards. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: First ever 10K. I hope that the weather improves for my second. Ah! committed to a second race now! Proudly wearing my finishers T-shirt. Best of all, being my very first 10K I achieved my PB. Date of review: February 12, 2006