In short: Hilly race - well worth the trip. In full: I think they took pity on us at the start as we did not have to do that hill in one go, there was a diversion around a flat part to get your breath back.
Certainly challenging with even the small slope near the end seeming like a hill. Date of review: February 7, 2005
In short: I liked this race a lot. Nice villagey/rustic feel, friendly bunch. The finish was a little disorganised though. There's one long incline around 7km but apart from that, the reports of the race's hilliness are exaggerated! Could be a PB course. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: Well organised, good marshalls ..... not as hilly as I'd heard! In full: Good half, not as hilly as I'd read ... & bit odd about the 3rd water station being so early .. but then again they did throw in a sponge station half a mile before it. (sponges make the water taste disgusting!!!!!)
There didnt seem to be too much bottle necking (there was a bit but I never slowed too much). Narrow lanes meant you had to be a bit agile to overtake sometimes .. but generally a great day out. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: This is a must do race. Forget scenery, this track hasn't got it but it is pure speed. Work hard going out and you will go faster coming back. Just excellent. Great to have changing facilities and a shower. Brilliant, thank you Dewsbury. Date of review: February 6, 2005