In short: Excellent race - great warm up for marathon - thoroughly enjoyed it In full: A very different location and well organised. Getting there was no problem. Some spectatore were chearing everyone on which was encouraging. Would deffinitly do it again. Date of review: March 15, 2005
In short: First half marathon and I enjoyed it! In full: Understand why a lot of people have criticised the race. It was damn cold so the delayed start was a nightmare and the guy on the PA really should have shut up. Also having only 1 place for coffee etc was pretty poor. However, this was my first half and I thought the spectators were encouraging plus Gordon Ramsey got me my goody bag as I was being jostled about, he's not such an ogre after all! Date of review: March 15, 2005
In short: Brilliant. Had a great day out in a lovely part of the world. Really good organisation, with nice touches like the removal of the mile makers from the 1st lap before we started the 2nd lap. Can't wait to do it again. In full: Thanks to all concerned for staging the events.
In short: I returned after a years break and the local crowd were still great! My legs ache this year, breaking on Harold road! Shame about the loos at the start this year. In full: It really is my all time great race. The memento of a horse brass is really lovely and am now a proud owner of six. See you all again next year! Date of review: March 15, 2005
In short: Well organised, pleasant route including villages with duck ponds In full: You can't beat a brass band to make an occasion of an event. A good and challenging course with enough variety to keep the interest going while the legs were struggling. A baggage storage place would have been useful and the start could have been better. The marshalls and the overall friendly atmosphere were a big plus. Date of review: March 15, 2005
In short: Very poorly organised, with no atmosphere from the few spectators around. The gentleman on the P.A system at the start was a right wally. Also thought the entry fee very expensive with the worst goody bag ever(bottle of water and a malt loaf). Date of review: March 15, 2005
In short: First time would definately enter again, great route beautiful scenery, challenging hills a bit of mud and some calf destroying shingle what more could you ask for. Date of review: March 15, 2005