In short: Good - but there weren't any drinks as promised In full: The views were gorgeous, quite a hilly route (which believe me, was a relief to finish!!).
Impossible to get any water on the route - either too crowded or didn't have any. The water station at the end of the race was empty and the glucose drink that was promised at the end of the race couldn't be found - a lot of people were commenting on that. Will probably do it again - but will definitely bring my own drink!! Date of review: October 17, 2004
In short: Enjoyed it - good atmosphere - didn't feel put off by the better runners In full: Very hilly for me (bit of a beginner)but really enjoyed it. Challenging but rewarding. Would have been helpful to have had some distance markers and powered scooters for the hills :-) Date of review: October 17, 2004
In short: Good fun family atmosphere In full: I found it quite hilly but others would just say a few small inclines! I think that how hilly you think it is depends on how long you've been running! (and how many hills you've seen!)It was well organised and the atmosphere was good. It's a pleasant course to look around at while you run with beautiful old buildings etc. The marshalls semed to be students and they were very funny/encouraging. Date of review: October 17, 2004
In short: What a killer course. In full: Water up to the top of my thighs - thank goodness for long legs!! Muddy, sandy, very wet. Hills like I've never seen which moved under foot. Best bit seeing other people fall in the water. Good atmosphere. Goody bag incl decent T shirt plus other bits. This event must have taken some organising and they did a great job marking the course etc.
1 week after the great south run is a bit much though especially if all you've done is training on flat roads. Date of review: October 17, 2004
In short: because of the wind last year, the rain was horizontal as well as torrential - but it's a nice run in a nice location. I always like running near the sea. I will definitely do it again and look forward to better weather tthis year. Date of review: October 17, 2004