In short: Perfect fun... In full: Great race, great organisation! Friendly atmosphere, smiley marshalls and an event to make getting up on a cold morning worthwhile. This is the second event I have attended organised by Marlborough running club and I can highly recommend them. Well funky thick t-shirt and free tea! Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Challenging hilly 10k course. Great scenery and atmosphere. Good fun In full: The 3 laps makes it a great race for family and friends to watch. Tough course though great countryside set in a picturesque village. Had aimed to break 45 mins but found it hard going with the hills. A difficult race for a PB. Was ahead of target after first lap but had to go some to achieve that and was completely knackered for the second. Got a second wind for the final lap but despite a hell for leather sprint down the final hill came home in 46.43. The Christmas Pud's a great touch. Will definetly be back next year for another crack. A race not to miss. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: I wish I had dragged my wife and kids out of bed to come and see this one... In full: Incredibly friendly, very well organised, nice memento! A BIG thank you to EVERYONE who helped to organise and stage this race.
In short: Poor organisation In full: Nothing could be done about the weather but forcast had been bad so some bag protection at start would be useful. Poor marsahlling on hazards (bollars), only 2 mile marker remained. No special drink at finishas promised in details. No finish line and having to run the last 10m on long grass after coming of the metalled path was dangerous -then too short a distance to filters. Despite all of this I managed to pace my wife to her new pb by 2mins. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: A really well organised race with great potential for a personal best. In full: This is a really well organised race with enthusiastic marshalls who keep your spirits up when you're flagging. Almost entirely flat - I shaved two minutes off my personal best! And the selection of homemade cakes in the school hall make it well worth the trip. The showers were a bit cold though! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Slightly undulating - always cold!! In full: A regular in the calendar - my 8th time there, so I guess it qualifies as a secial race. Pity they can't measure the last mile correctly. In 2004, it was right for the first time, now its back to 1.11 miles!! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: This was my first half marathon. It was absolutely great. Beautiful scenery, lovely friendly people and very well organised. It was particularly nice to have my Mum and friends serving tea and buns at the end! Thanks, Mum! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Lovely atmosphere and a very fun race In full: Tough terrain but then that's all part of the challenge. The horse brass at the end is a magnificent medal and the course makes certain you know you've earnt it! Date of review: November 27, 2005