In short: Excellent course through the city In full: Good atmosphere and support from crowds. Enjoyed the variation of the parks, city and Bay. Didn't enjoy queuing for a goody bag. Date of review: November 14, 2005
In short: Sheer lunacy, maximum potential for a personal worst, in short 'brilliant'. In full: For me, this was a challenge rather than a race, and it more than lived up to expectations. Sub-consciously, I felt it might have been over-hyped, but don't be fooled - it's as difficult as everyone says, but by the same token, it's also as enjoyable as everyone says. Many thanks to all the organisers and to the marshalls, especially for their kind words of encouragement as we slogged around. Hope to be back again next year. Date of review: November 14, 2005
In short: Fun! Fun! Fun! Well done Bitton Road Runners In full: 3rd time I've done this "race" now and I've been slower each year, but unless you are close to the front there is no way you can set a fast time (or if you by-pass the ditch) Great variety of terrain and wonderful views to admire whilst catching your breath. Don't take it too seriously and have a laugh - what else would you normally do on a Sunday?
In short: Mud, guts and glory! In full: Mud, guts and glory. Sloshier mud than last year, but lots more wet stuff to fall into. My washing machine sighs heavily when it sees my kit from the race... Date of review: November 14, 2005
In short: Quick course In full: Couple of hills, but they aren't very daunting and this is definitely a PB course. I come from the area originally, so can't comment on parking/signposting arrangement for out-of-towners, but from my point of view it was well organised. Plenty of cheeful marshalls and I always had ample running space apart from one very small stretch on a pavement. Will be back in 2006. Date of review: November 14, 2005
In short: Great atmosphere, lovely scenery and brilliant course! In full: This is now my favourite 10k. It was really well organised and marshalled and was a great mix of road and off-road running. I will definitely be back next year. Date of review: November 14, 2005