In short: Great race, great support, great organisation, great views (through the mist!) & a great big hill In full: Really enjoyable start to the year. The first half required a fair effort as it seemed to climb for most of the 6k, but the second half was downhill & far faster. The start was a bit narrow (and inaudible), but it soon evened out.
The overall organisation, marshalling, support and venue were spot on. Well done guys.
Definitely back next year. Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Well organised two lap event which is a good test as part of the training schedule for a spring marathon. In full: Back for the third consecutive year so the organisers must be doing something right. From the efficient taxi-service ferrying runners to/from the car park to the start/from the finish, the abundance of course marshalls, the strategically placed water stations (after the two noticable hills!), the unusual sight of more than sufficient toilet facilities (where most events fall down), and the prompt service from the bagage area.
Now on to the race - ideal conditions (cold (but ice-free), and just a gentle breeze. The course is scenic, roads are quiet, undulating throughout (and the hill at 7 miles is a struggle, but becomes a battle when you arrive at it again at 14miles), and the event had a friendly feel to it! Will be back again in 2007! Thanks again to Yaxley Runners! Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Good race, well organised, undulating run, good start to the year. In full: Please do put details of how we can buy the race t-shirts on the website. Didn't know there would be any and didn't have enough £ Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Undulating but enjoyable In full: First time I had done this since it was the Roman 9. Congested start but it evened out fairly quickly. Good course, friendly and supportive marshalls Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Fantastic In full: What a great race! Hills to make your calves burn and add 17 mins to my road time; tonnes of mud. Great atmosphere, friendly folk. I'm sure it was more than 10k, but that just adds to it! Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Scenic, well-organized, and friendly In full: Excellent job by the organizers and marshals, with great facilities. Course was lovely in spite of the mist, and in spite of its one evil hill at 6k. I'll be back; thank you! Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: two laps of the slightly hillier bit of Cambridgeshire In full: Seeing the 14 mile marker on the first lap was a bit of a downer! But well done Yaxley Runners. Excellent event. Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Nice scenery - tough hills :) In full: Well organised and plenty of friendly marshalls. It was lovely when the sun broke through the mist at various points. Bar and shower facilities. Excellent - Will be back next year! Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Nice race, Brilliantly marshalled, never seen so many!!!! Quite a challenging start up and found it a little akward coming down the steps the other side, as they were all different shapes and sizes, couldn't get a regular foot strike. In full: Overall, a good race for everybody. Well done and thank you to all those involved. Date of review: January 22, 2006