In short: Tough course In full: This was my second half and to my surprise I was only 3 seconds out of my first time, which was a much flatter course. The hills are a challenge, but rewarding in a funny way. Organisation was really good, the marshalls were brilliant. Will be back next year with a snorkal and flippers. Did I mention it rained.... Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Good race. Marshals were great. Not entirely flat at all but still good PB potential. Bag check should have been weather proof though - my stuff was soaking wet after race which was far from ideal! Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Lashing rain didn't dampen my joy at this race - met some great people, good atmosphere and special thanks to Alexandra Hotel for warm welcome to travelling runners Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Needed more shelter! In full: A good way to spend a sunday morning, the route was good on the first lap but became tedious on the second especially as you knew what was coming (that bit across the open field)where at one point I thought I was running on the spot!! The marshalls were very encouraging despite the weather. I ran 5 mins slower than last year which I do put down to the weather. I will be including this run into my weekly training though!! Thanks Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Superbly organised race. In full: Exellent marshalling and facilities. The course is reasonably testing with a nice hill start. The wind wasn't really a factor until we hit about 6kms, then it really hit. A fine race, look forward to next year. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Great time again In full: Two comments.. 1. The information posted out didn't have the start time on. I needed to look this up 2. The race started a few minutes early! It was my fault I should have been there early, but just as I got to the start everyone was off.
As for the other comments, great race, great organisation, real good fun. I would recommend this race to everyone. Avon Valley do a great job here (ignore my earlier two comments I'm nit-picking). All the marshalls are friendly, hot (well warm) mince pies at the end, and plenty of mud. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Hard, Hilly and very rewarding In full: Really enjoyed the race, the hills were tough but such a good feeling at the finish. I thought the long sleeve t shirt was an excellent memento of the day. Thanks to the organisers. Date of review: November 7, 2005