In short: Good challenge for the post xmas belly In full: What a fab race! Well organised, well attended by runners and spectators, great views and mostly downhill in the second half (well that's what it felt like). But then what else can you expect from stratford upon avon runners club. Good bunch of people who make you feel welcome no matter what your ability is. Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: Great race offering a testing multi-terrain course. Conditions were less muddy but the cold wind was tough throughout. Will be back in 2007. Thanks to all involved. Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: hill at the end an absolute killer ! In full: i turned up on the day and thoroughly enjoyed it. I now live in leeds so it was only a short drive away. these Yorkshire races are not like back home (Liverpool - where it is flat!). even the cars struggled with that hill at the end !! Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: Stratrt and finish in Industrial estate but majority of the race through leafy lanes.Weather made the day, bright and sharp if nippy . Well marshalled and well organised - but not heart stopping from either terrain or picturesquitude ! Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: Very well organised, glorious day for a winter run In full: Organisation couldn't be faulted - plenty of marshals, reasonable facilities (big queues for the toilets, but that's a given at nearly every race - I found a bush), easy to get to (I ran there), good t-shirt etc etc. Very nice undulating course - like being on a roller coaster at times. Excellent steep little hill coming up to the finish is a nice parthian shot. Feelings about the race might be different on a rainy day..... Well done to the oranisers - race director Grahem was very friendly and amazingly calm! Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: Definitely a race where you're guaranteed a negative split. In full: Two big hills in the first 6 miles then 3 miles of lovely gently undulating running before a breakneck swoop back down to finish on the track. Very well marked & marshalled. Hot showers & bargain post-race refreshments all add to the feel-good factor that surrounds this friendly little race. Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: Those hills just kept on coming! In full: My first, but certainly not the last try at this race, which I suspect would change greatly in character from year to year according to January rainfall levels (fortunately this year's going was definitely on the firm side).
The route also calls for a bit of tactical thinking owing to the difficulty of passing in the long single lane section leading up to the halfway point. Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: A great run in the South, sun, sea sand and hills! In full: Congratulations to the organisers, beautiful course (if a bit heavy on the traffic for the first 3 miles), faultless organisation and showers at the end. Loved it Date of review: January 30, 2006
In short: Who said you can't do a PB on this? In full: Fab Race, well organised, very friendly, nice varied terrain, bit of a steep hill between 4-5 miles with a couple of flat(ish) sections to recover. Who said its not a pb course??? 6 mins off mine,(well it was only my 3rd 10k) Car park was a bit skiddy, but not a problem (even for a 2 wheel-drive car!).
In short: A nice race again. I'll be back next year. In full: I had an OK race. My Garmin too suggested that the course was a little on the long side. Mine measured 5.18 miles, so not quite the 5 1/2 mentioned before - but significantly long nonetheless. Date of review: January 29, 2006