In short: Very well organised - an excellent atmosphere! In full: Tough uphill - a bit of a surprise on the first lap! Then it's much worse when you know it's waiting for you second time around. A very rewarding race. Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: Well organised. Nice flat course which helped me achieve a 10k pb! In full: ...even got to see Little Mo (from Eastenders for you more cultured runners!) in the car park beforehand, trying to park a 4x4 very badly! Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: In aid of Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy, it is an excellent event to support. Well organised and a nice flat course!. In full: Great organisation, a very important cause and a lovely event for first timers. Great fun and a lot of crowd support. A little dull going round the same lap 3 times though! even if it is flat! Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: Exmoor Seaview 20 will be a superb event next year. Hard as Nails. In full: Turned out to be 20 miles, not 17. Well organized other than distance issue, sufficient water and a splendid route. Loads of climbing but one really really nasty one. Don't forget fly repellant for the woodland stages and make sure you think through hydration and fueling. A welcome with nice cake selection at finish. A real tough event. Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: A fantastic though hard trail run, the cakes and sandwiches at the end were brilliant. In full: A very well organised run through fantastic scenery. One of the hills just after a shingle beach was a killer, but the views back over Porlock were magnificent. Very friendly water stops with jelly babies and honey sandwiches, tricky navigation in some places, but overall a brilliant race, and one for my calendar next year.
Plus, the sandwiches and cakes at the finish were great, particularly liked the home made ones! Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: Glorious Gloucestershire In full: Lovely village atmosphere and good scenery. A free glass of cider cant be sniffed at, but cant be drunk if driving. (Bring a friend, who can tell you how good it tasted!)
Not 100% flat course. Though not far off my PB.
Bit of a drive for me, but will be back some time in the future.
In short: Great race. In full: Very well organised; turned up an hour before to register on the day and no problems.
The course is tough in that the first 2 and a bit miles are largely uphill - a bit relentless and then a very stiff section that lasts for about a quarter of a mile. The rest of the first circuit is a very welcome downhill, but then you face the trudge up again for the second circuit.
Despite the hills, still a good race for beginners, and plenty of finishers around the 80 minute mark.
Then lashings of tea and scones to follow in one of Harrogate's thousands of tea rooms.
In short: You have got to work hard but the rewards are there. In full: A good race with a couple of ups and a few more downs. Very well organised and marshalled. Certainly not flat but fron a lad fron the pennines not hilly either. Thanks, I'll be back. Date of review: July 31, 2005