In short: pretty countryside In full: lovely run suprisingly hilly. could have been a better pre race route information and better toilet facilities but apart from that a very enjoyable run, challenging Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: great scenery,great challenging course In full: Overall really enjoyed it.I did it as prep run for London and as such,would definitely recommend it. Very hilly but scenery was uplifting.Signage to start very poor. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Everything good except chip timing might need more thought! I.e., mats at the start aswell as the end. In full: Shame race starts a fair distance from the car park and finished somewhere else, about a mile from the car park! Good marshalling and well organized. Too many runners for the start position, perhaps move onto the road next year and avoid bottle neck? Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Glorious running, but the organisation could be bumped up In full: This was a tough half. It was only my second half marathon, but I feel that nothing else could daunt me having completed this course.
This was a hilly race, but well worth the climbs as the scenery more than made up for it . A marshal ‘lied’ to me around at the last water station and said it was downhill from there. All things being equal, I really enjoyed the run - The scenery was terrific amazing, and since the sun decided to come out making it even more fantastic.
The downsides were the busy roads and intolerant drivers, who seemed to want to take up as many runners as possible. The pre-pack was inadequate with almost no information included. The TOILETS were a joke! There were over 1000 runners running the half, and only two toilet cubicles for the women. I hate portaloos, but never will I complain again. The medal was crap; I would have preferred a Mars bar.
In short Wonderful conditions, scenery, support (very small groups, but they made up for it in lusty cheers), marshalling, but it could be so much better. I would do it again though! Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Nice hilly run In full: The snowy hills certainly were nice to look at. Some nice steep stretches up and down as well with a terrific feed, especially the caramel shortcake Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Perfect marathon build up In full: Second time i've done this one. Good orgasnisation, good course and only a couple of hills to worry about. Would recommend to anyone running a spring marathon! Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Great first time run - very well organised! In full: Great to be able to run on the same track that 'the Stig' races on....also very odd to see a jumbo jet so close without a suitcase in sight! Kept looking to see if the runway lights were flashing..... For my first race it was excellent - just a bit chilly! :-) Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Could a 20 mile event get any better? In full: This is a fantastic event! The scenery is wonderful, the marshalls are friendly and encouraging. There are more than enough well manned water stations. There are a few climbs, but only the final hill is worth worrying about. We travelled from Essex to Norfolk for this one, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day, and we will definitely be back next year. Well done to all those involved in organising todays event.
p.s. Could someone please apologise to the womens under 18s football team for my walking into their changing room at half time of their match to try and use their showers ;) Date of review: March 5, 2006