In short: Lashing rain didn't dampen my joy at this race - met some great people, good atmosphere and special thanks to Alexandra Hotel for warm welcome to travelling runners Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Needed more shelter! In full: A good way to spend a sunday morning, the route was good on the first lap but became tedious on the second especially as you knew what was coming (that bit across the open field)where at one point I thought I was running on the spot!! The marshalls were very encouraging despite the weather. I ran 5 mins slower than last year which I do put down to the weather. I will be including this run into my weekly training though!! Thanks Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Superbly organised race. In full: Exellent marshalling and facilities. The course is reasonably testing with a nice hill start. The wind wasn't really a factor until we hit about 6kms, then it really hit. A fine race, look forward to next year. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Great time again In full: Two comments.. 1. The information posted out didn't have the start time on. I needed to look this up 2. The race started a few minutes early! It was my fault I should have been there early, but just as I got to the start everyone was off.
As for the other comments, great race, great organisation, real good fun. I would recommend this race to everyone. Avon Valley do a great job here (ignore my earlier two comments I'm nit-picking). All the marshalls are friendly, hot (well warm) mince pies at the end, and plenty of mud. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Hard, Hilly and very rewarding In full: Really enjoyed the race, the hills were tough but such a good feeling at the finish. I thought the long sleeve t shirt was an excellent memento of the day. Thanks to the organisers. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: If you manage these hills, you'll manage any In full: A really well organised event in a lovely setting. The marshalls are great too, full of encouragement, which is just what you need when struggling up the steep parts. Great T-shirt too. Muddy good fun! Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: The rain poured, but still the marshalls kept smiling, clapping and encouraging us on! The organisation was very good, with a lot of police around to control the traffic. A few inclines, including one nasty hill, but overall an enjoyable race! Date of review: November 7, 2005