In short: Great race for wannabe sherpas! Hilly/ basic organisation/ fight with traffic In full: Can't believe the number of pb's claimed (don't those folk ever run on the flat??) Well intentioned organisation but threat of serious injury when traffic coming both ways and traffic calming measures to boot. Do not do as your first half! Lack of training found me out! Scenic course though. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: second attempt and probably last In full: Nothing really special about this race, not even a T shirt this year unless you want to pay extra for one. £8 is expensive for a malt loaf and that's all we got. Well marshalled though as is usually the case in Wrexham AC events. Shame the sponsors couldn't join in the spirit. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: For first Race organisation is good. In full: It could have been better organisation but next time as time waiting was a bit too long and no signs on km. In full I enjoyed the day, it was great fun and i will do it again for fun.
In short: Enjoyable first race venue. In full: This was my fisrt race so did not know what to expect but really enjoyed it despite the chilly wind. Well organised and easy to find event. I turned up at suggested time but found this to be a bit early will know for next time (oops looks like i am hooked). Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Good Cause - organisation could have been better In full: First year it has been run, the pre-race registration was not very organisedleading to a late start. Perhaps next time around the organisers could post numbers out and only have registrarion for entries on day and queries. Little distinction between 3k and 8k routes - marshalls need to be a little more vocal so people know where they need to go. Again could be improved with direction arrows, a few more marshalls at junctions. Iron out these initial teething problems and this could be a really great race for a good cause and certainly ideal for beginners Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Well organised trail event. In full: Well organised - lot of arrows but one or two places were not clear - marshalls on the course were great - very helpful - great full breakfast at the finish. Highly recommended to anyone who likes trails events and does not mind a bit of mud !
Facilities at start ok - except "gents" really need urinals - long long long queues to use the 2 cubicles.
In short: Someone get Taggart - That was MURDER In full: Found the hills very tough going. Nice last mile or so downhill. Got to wear number 1 which received good encouragement from the crowd at the end. Good local race for me. Not a PB course as too many hills, but a good challenge for us Plodders.
In short: Good friendly atmosphere, the organisation was good with the marshalls encouraging runners on. The hills were a great challenge and made a difference from the usual flat races. The markers were slighlty confusing but there is no other way to do it. In full: Good friendly atmosphere, the organisation was good with the marshalls encouraging runners on. The hills were a great challenge and made a difference from the usual flat races. The crowd were great, special thanks to them all. All in all a great day. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Well organised in nice countryside In full: Hard course. Well marshalled and organised. Good parking and facilities. Not sure of the point of the chip unless theres a mat at the start though. Also lack of marshals at the end except for those taking results so no one to ask directions back to the centre or get the water butts refilled. Could not see the finish until I was on top of it. Would have been good for some 400m, 100m markers at the finish. Minor things really as this was a very good race. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Totally flat course with very good pb potential - don't give up when the wind is against you! In full: Although it can be punishing when running directly into a head wind, hang in there. I was surprised how re-energised I felt as soon as the course took a more favourable direction.
The race was well marshalled and the encouraging support was much appreciated. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: A good, easy race for first-time halfers In full: Friendly and well organised. Easy flat course, but the wind was a killer at times (mile 11 was particularly nasty). I enjoyed it and will be back next year. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Good race but organisation lets it down In full: Although there are some nasty steep hills at 3 miles and 8 miles. Very challenging half marathon but does have PB potential if you can block out fellow runners constant complaints!!! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Awesome! In full: I missed the January run ill and nearly did the same for this but really glad I dragged myself up and out of bed. It was an excellent race with a killer final hill. The cold at least meant that for much of the race the ground remained frozen and not too slippery as otherwise would have been very muddy. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Beautiful scenery made the day for me although on a rainy day the hills could have spoilt it. Needs to have road closures and more pre-race information (website, printed sheets etc). Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Cracking In full: Thank you to the organisers for this fantastic series. Not as tough as the January G3, but the weather made up for it by being somewhat colder! Date of review: March 6, 2006