In short: good race, well organised, friendly marshalls, good course, great t-shirt well done Riverside In full: I struggled in the last few miles, but enjoyed the race. Could do with the last couple of miles being a bit more downhill ;-) Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: A great race - not much organisation though In full: Beautiful weather and all 5 in our party secured PB's. Only downside was virtually no KM markers, and no water on the course until afterwards. Quite nice seeing the front runners go past twice. I would definitely do it again but imagine it could be hell in bad weather. Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: Beautiful bright morning, and wonderful seeing the course unfold ahead as leading runners advance. In full: The end comes in sight with around 2 miles of downhill to go, and was picked out by dayglo vests of runners ahead... a real spur post-mile-11. This was my second 1/2 marathon, and I improved on my first (the great north jog) by a whole 37 minutes!!! V. pleased. Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: only for super fit cross country runners - not for normal runners! In full: a fantastic run for scenery and an overall glowing feeling - but a marathan only for the super fit and experienced x country runners - not normal runners. I did a half marathon in stratford upon avon and still couldn't do this race. i have weak ankles so i couldn't run on all the shingles in case i twisted anything - which was upsetting for me.Running on a pebble beach totally drains your energy and stamina and is impossible to train for if you live in london so i felt cheated!
i didnt like the 3 cargo nets but i did like the hay bales. Which were fun!
The scenery is fantastic and the race organisers and marshalls were brilliant - their moral support every step of the way supporting and cheerign you on and the home made cakes at the end were lovely surprise( a big thank you to someone's kind granny who lovingly slaved over them! delicious!!!!) but its not a normal marathon - so be warned. I was pretty upset not to finish. This is one only for experienced cross country marathon enthusiasts - not normal runners! Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: Another great race In full: Having had to beat the weather & closure of part of the A14 to get to St Neots it was well worth it. Another superbly organised race. Congratulations to all at St Neots involved in this race. Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: fast and flat - easy to get a PB In full: A very quick and flat course. Only niggles were the lack of obvious k markers and the water being rather questionably located at 3k and nowhere else. Apart from that, it was a perfect 10k that would suit even a novice runner. Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: Flat and perfectly organised In full: Excellent, from the abundant smiley marshalls to the plentiful car parking, the flat roads and the perfect weather. All the good points of an intimate local race with the organisation and feel of a large event. Well done to all concerned, especially the marshalls who not only did their jobs well but looked like they were enjoying it. Very supportive ~ thanks guys. Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: Challenging trail race for a worthy cause! In full: Well organised race, well marshalled and above all, friendly! Good presentation after, with the attendance of an ex-Vets world record holder, nice touch! Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: Fantastic race In full: One of the best races I've done so far, and not just because I, plus about 80% of others I spoke to ran a PB. The course was interesting, the marshalls were happy, the weather was chilly but perfect and the down-hill section at the end was just what you needed for a quick finish. Will definitely be back next year. Oh - and a great top to keep you warm on the way home! Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: Good race, well marshalled. Not flat! In full: I enjoyed the race but all chance of a PB went out of the window with the start. People just couldn't break up as the road funnelled people for a fair while.
Nice mix of terrain. Hill at the end took the sting out of a sprint finish! Date of review: November 21, 2005
In short: Nice fast course - always a good RW turn-out In full: Excellent race. The double out and back course means you see everyone else twice during the race. Only niggle is this year the water at the finish line ran out. Date of review: November 21, 2005