In short: A really good race with plenty of atmosphere around the 2 lap circuit, good camaraderie, well marshalled, even the traffic behaved in the main. A credit to the organisers. Date of review: March 28, 2005
In short: Good atmosphere, good race overall In full: A water station half way would have been good. A good race for a beginner like me although the hills on the second lap did seem steeper than the first time round! Date of review: March 28, 2005
In short: This was my third main race and definitely my favourite. Well organised , the marshalls were friendly and encouraging and the facilities were good.Tested me a little second lap but I didn't stop and managed a 58minute finish. Will definitely make a . Date of review: March 28, 2005
In short: Great location, friendly, mildly challenging. In full: Personaly for me ideal weather conditions for a race ie. cool, light rain and next to no wind. A fairly quick, but challenging course, about 10 smallish inclines, enough to make it a unique course. Traffic free, apart for the motorbike that escorted the winner round! Potential for a PB considering the fairly rare distance, especially for anyone who does hill reps as part of their training schedule. All in all a race I hope to do every year, and heres hoping for a mild wet calm day again next year ;-) Date of review: March 28, 2005
In short: Flat but dull In full: That bit of road that we ran down 3 times was seriously demotivating, especially the last time. Also, the knackered path was a nightmare for my wobbly ankles, and went on for ever.
Not enough toilets, big queue for the baggage and long walk from the car park (moan, moan, moan).
It was flat though (as promised), the marshalls were plentiful and cheery, and although I was well towards the back of the start, I didn't think it was that bad congestion wise.
Nice thing to do on Good Friday, but not sure I would hurry back.