In short: Enjoyable but I could have done much better. In full: The scenery was immense. I thought that it was a nice idea having it in the evening although travelling down the M25 in the rush hour is never to be recommended. Had I not messed up my pre race snack I could have PB'd in under 37 mins but nausea and two terrible stitches put a stop to that. I'll be there next year. Date of review: July 14, 2005
In short: Nice route, good spread of running types, good support at the end, whatever your time! In full: Hill at 7kms is hard, but checking with the forum had prepared me for this. Rest of run is very nice, mix of country lanes and residential roads, with a nice stretch at the end back in the park, round the lake. And orange segments at the end - fab! Date of review: July 14, 2005
In short: Surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK the run went along a dual carriage ways and through housing estates. It starts from a pub and holiday complex that looks like a Bulgarian Ski resort. Date of review: July 14, 2005
In short: great organisation, great weather followed by great beer In full: Nice to see a race start spot on time. I enjoyed the (traffic free) town section and was pleasantly surprised at the splendid park sections. The sharp down-hill turns were a bit tricky and the exit hill was taxing second time round. Water water everywhere... Nice tee (would prefer a medal) and the banana and orange at the end was a nice touch.
Many thanks to the organisers and people of Preston for closing their town for us.
Back next year, deffo Date of review: July 14, 2005
In short: Nice evening race In full: Yep, the hills were there but most were of a gentlish grade to be able to plod up. The lack of talking at the back of the field emphasised that! Well marshalled, nice route leading to a very pleasant summer evening run Date of review: July 14, 2005
In short: Undulating i kid you not! In full: Just when you thought there were no more hills a nother would pop up and another.........then another. Good run but far too hot for running much better suited for spectators, Give me a cool damp day any day for running!!! Date of review: July 14, 2005
In short: Very good race with nice scenery. In full: The lond down hill start makes a PB a definate possiblity. Especially as you don't finish back at the top. The course is scenic & varied. Definately recommended. Date of review: July 14, 2005