In short: Surprisingly scenic In full: Surprisingly scenic with three or four climbs to test the legs, although there is pb potential if, like me, you're a rapidly improving beginner/intermediate (took three minutes off my pb). One small gripe would be the random dishing out of t-shirts to runners and non-runners alike at the end. The t-shirts are in place of medals and should be for finishing runners only! Date of review: February 7, 2005
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