In short: A tough course; friendly marshals. Atmostphere made special by the disco and DIY bbq! In full: A special thanks to the first aiders who helped me after the race - it was very hot and I suffered quite a bit from dehydration! Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: Excellent race spoilt by the weather In full: Agree with everyone about the heat, it takes away the PB potential. Not sure about a second water station but a sponge station at the Fox would have been ideal. Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: What an interesteing run to do on a summers eve! In full: This is the first time I have done this event and didnt quite know what to expect, scenery was lovely, the course was challenging and great, my only critisizm, there was no marked start line, no one really knew where to congregate, but overall a superb way to spend a summers eve, would definetley do it again :0) Date of review: July 16, 2005
In short: An enjoyable well marshalled event with the added bonus of a beer tent at the end as well as loads of activities to keep the rest of the family busy while they wait for you Date of review: July 16, 2005
In short: A decent race, not too crowded and good access/parking etc... In full: The course is pretty good - reasonably flat (except for one hill just after half way) and mainly through countryside and villages. This year was so hot though and would've been better to begin at 9am instead of 11am when the sun was strong....the route was also marked at mile intervals instead of kilometre intervals which I wasn't too keen on.
Overall, a good race which I would do again next time.
In short: Good run and post-race event was enjoyable too In full: Slight muck-up at the end over the location of the finish, but that was the only problem. Well-organised, fun, and may be worth considering more than once a year? Date of review: July 16, 2005
In short: really well organised, very friendly In full: A really good introduction to Triathlon in a lovely location. Bike route was very hilly, but very pretty. Really enjoyed this. only reason put 'no' for would you do this again is because it was a novice 'tri a tri' and hopefully next year I will have a few more under my belt and won't a novice anymore!!!! Date of review: July 16, 2005
In short: Too hot, too late, yukky water In full: A lot has been said before...way too hot (which organisers can't do much about) and start time way too late (which they can). Horrible tasting water, although hose much welcomed. Suggest having water stations at 3m, 6m and 8m. Found scenery quite tedious actually, but that may have been because I wasn't enjoying myself one iota and just wanted it finished. Date of review: July 16, 2005
In short: As a US visitor, my only previous UK race was in a shaded park. The 95% unshaded was an unpleasant surprise! Hill at start a good challenge. Excellent organization. Date of review: July 15, 2005
In short: My first 1/2 marathon - great race cannot wait to do it again!! In full: It is true what they are saying on here the dodging people etc is really soul destroying. They should have a seperate begining line further back in the same way that the people who have run for 10yrs or so have and be supervised by Marshalls. It could be done in stages e.g expected time sub 2hrs, sub 3hr, sub 4 and fun runners/walkers This should be explained when entering. I know it wont stop all of them but a little organisation in this area would be for the better. Apart form that its an excellent race and cannot wait to do it again!! Date of review: July 15, 2005