In short: Friendly atmosphere, pleasant mostly rural course, well-organised, goes through lovely N. Yorks, you get a mug, & raises funds for local hospital - can hardly fault it! Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Good, friendly marshalling, well-organised. Great route (if you don't mind hills) In full: A friendly event, with a picturesque route (never mind about the weather!) and some challenging hills. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Just a note to say I REALLY enjoyed this race, my and my husband had a great time. Well done, worth double the entry fee just to run the excellent route traffic free! And a Tshirt fruit and medal - I felt very spoilt after that, well done! Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Excellent 10k, good pb potential In full: Great bunch of people, very friendly. For a first time race the organisation would put some city races to shame. Loads of marshalls. Nice route, some off road, rest on country lanes. Mostly flat (very slight undulations). So impressed considering joining the club as a 2nd claim member. Well done folks. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: After a summer of training I was going for a special pb - but the hills put paid to that! In full: After training all summer I was hoping that this was going to be my first sub 50 minute 10k.
Conditions were good but then the hills started coming. The first at 4k got me breathing hard but the second at 6k had me on my knees.
I managed to get back on track time wise but the killer came at the end, a slippery uphill path to the finish meant I just missed out.
The organisation was good and well thought out, it was nice to get a good quality XL t-shirt instead of having to try to squeeze into a L.
The banana at the end was very welcome as well.
Overall, I'll hope to give it another go next year. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Very quick, and not too crowded - one for the diary In full: Apart from the lack of mile markers (which were promised) this was a great race. Fast, not too crowded and a good course on quiet roads. Definitely one to go back for. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Good race, very flat, marshalled well, but no distance markers. Kept on having to ask the distance. In full: As per previous reviews, thought finish was near the start place, but had longer to go as no distance markers to keep informed. Is a bit misleading as i to pushed it too soon thining the finish was nearer than it was! Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: There are no bells and whistles in this event, just pure hard running. This race was different to any I have run before, with just 46 runners and the real personal touch. Very well organised, drinks every 5k and a nice presentation ceromany in the p Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: this race is worth doing In full: very enjoyable race five of us got lost about two thirds of the way home too dehydrated and mentally not sharp cost me at least five places but these are the kind of races I live for scenic very challenging and good organization Date of review: September 10, 2005
In short: Very well organised, scenic route and good support In full: Two laps round the scenic countryside with some off road parts, the bridlepath was very uneven as it crossed a field at one point. A few hills to catch you out in the middle and near the end. And then another lap of the same! Good parking and facilities - well done Swinford! Date of review: September 10, 2005
In short: This is the third time I've run this one and it is always well organised. In full: It's also a very friendly race with local people coming out to cheer you on. Both this year and last were particularly hot and it is an exposed course, but that is not really the organisers' fault!! It is a hilly course, I always forget just how much of it is uphill, but none are particularly steep. Date of review: September 9, 2005
In short: Hilly, hot ,hell In full: It was my first half marathon and running at home was good but the hills were punishing and distance markers could have been clearer. Date of review: September 9, 2005