In short: Well done organisers! In full: Well marshalled/ good signage/ majority off road (disused airfield) good chance of an SB if not a PB. Worth parting with your hard earned cash. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Fast, flat and well-organised In full: A definite PB course. Running around the airfield is slightly energy-zapping, although it helped not being able to see more than 5 metres ahead because of the fog this year. Great race with fantastic organisation. Will be back next year - can someone order some less freezing weather plenty of time in advance though?! Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Excellently organised once again. In full: I was hoping to do better than last year, but was about 80 secs off target. Got a blister after 6 miles which got very sore by the 9 mile mark. Plenty of marshalls, some local support. I started too quick and suffered in the last mile for it. Lovely day for running. dont like the last 200 metres up the slope to the finish. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Great organisation, nice course but not really a PB race because of the beach! In full: This race is great for a good challenge without worrying whether you get a PB. For me that's fine, it's really well organised and great facilities at Weston college. Would recommend to anyone. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Enjoyable race once you're up onto the Hog's Back In full: Climb for the first 3 miles then you can almost relax for the rest of the race. Pleasant scenery despite the freezing fog and icy roads! Will be back... Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Excellent, fab and a special race. Absolutely loved it. In full: I am falling in love with hills. As a slower pace run it is great to pass people on the hills, and I was chuffed witht the fact that I ran it all the way. Also was only 3 and a bit mins from a PB. Marshalls great, tee-shirt fab. I am counting the days till next year! Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Does what it says on the tin. A real 'Fun Run', something to do at the weekend. In full: Could complain about a few things but this isn't supposed to be a race so it would be terribly unfair of me to do it. A good laugh on an 'interesting' course. Main shame about all the road works, but in a way made it even more comical. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Lovely weather, great scenery, and excellent organisation (as always) by Bedford Harriers In full: Last race of the season for me, and although not a PB, I knocked 3 minutes off last year's time on the same course, which I'm really pleased about.
Beds Harriers events are always well organised, well marshalled, and very friendly events, and this was no exception. Even the weather was well organised this year !
In short: my first half marathon :) In full: Very pleased to have completed my first half. It was tough, especially at the end where the village seemed to go on forever. The start was odd - there didn't seem to be a 'proper' start - I was just suddenly aware that everyone was running ahead of us. Marshals great, lots of water, and good to have somehwere warm to be before and after the run. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Well organised and marshalled, overall a very good event In full: A good course with some testing hills, notably the steady climb from 4 to 6 miles. It is helpful to start slowly and make up time on the last 4 miles. The race was well organised and marshalled and the warm up session before the start was a nice feature. There was a bit of traffic to contend with at one or two points, but it is always encouraging (and satisfying in a smug way) to be able to keep up with a few (admittedly slow moving) cars. Would definitely do this one again, hopefully the weather will be as good next year. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Cracking Race - Cracking weather - Great fun In full: A superb fast race in the beautiful black country. A good mixed ability field, gently undulating course, well marshalled. Superb weather made this race one of the best I've been to this year - and a fitting end to my personal running year - well done to the organisers!!. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Total ascent 225 metres, mostly in 1st 4 miles with one steep climb of 60m up to the highest point at 4 miles. Glorious scenery helps you forget about the climb. Recommended. 1lb Xmas pud well earned! Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Lovely, undulating, rural course. Small field with good running company. Great support. In full: Torrential rain over the previous 24 hours did no-one any favours. The climbs in the middle section were dreadful, with so many muddy lagoons on either side of the road that single-file traffic was the only way up, and you couldn't overtake. But the rain held off during the race itself, and the course was delightful - as was the medal, soup and conversation thereafter. Date of review: December 11, 2005