In short: A truly excellent day out!! In full: This wasn't a race. It was a race and a truly excellent day out for all the family - kiddies races, tombolas, Cakes (yum), BBQ and more. Well organised, beginner friendly, amazing local support for the entire route (thanks for the water sprinklers, hose pipes and water pistols; it was well appreciated on this hot day) and the added touch of Kay "is this microphone switched on" Alexander to start the race. My only gripe (similar to most races I have attended) was the loos; I daren't imagine the state of the two mens cubicals for 700+ potential male runners - are portaloos too expensive? I would be prepared to pay a minor increase in the race fees to see an improvement in the toilet situation next year. Apart from the toilet situation this is a race definitely well worth entering. Date of review: May 15, 2005
In short: Best race of the year... In full: First time I have done this one and I will be back for sure. The village should be proud of what they have achieved. This race puts lots of larger city centre races to shame. Organisation is faultless, scenery is outstanding and the buzz you get when you finish is amazing. Now if I train on some hills... maybe.... mmmm.... The one at 10 miles just keeps going!! My splits ranged from 6min 50 to a massive 12 mins.
In short: Really fun race In full: I enjoyed this race loads. Only criticism is that they could have done with more people handing out water as I couldn't get any at one of the stops unless I waited a minute or 2...! Date of review: May 15, 2005
In short: Excellent race. Only downside - water was scarce at the finish. In full: Very good race. Good support and marshalling. One hill near the start, but not too taxing and followed by a long downslope. Weather was a bit warm, but there seemed to be good shade for a lot of the time. Plenty of water stations, but strangely lacking in water at the finish. On the whole, excellent. Nust make sure I do it next year, I'm sure I can improve on my time. Date of review: May 15, 2005
In short: Tough but enjoyable In full: Hilly,tough going at times but very well organised and marshalled.Deserves more than 200 runners and hopefully next year there will be Date of review: May 15, 2005
In short: hilly is mild term for it . Very encouraging marshalls! In full: great countryside, killer hills glad it was not too hot. Nice finish around cricket ground felt almost like a track. Veruy friendly and encouraging marsahlls all the way round Date of review: May 15, 2005
In short: Ultra quick course, great organisation, well done. In full: The course is boring but forget that and go for a PB. knocked 1 min off mine. Marshalls friendly and encouraging.Good turn out of runners on a warm sunny day. Plenty of room for kids to runaround while mum or dad is racing, kids races too. Date of review: May 15, 2005
In short: A very well organised race. In full: Well marshalled, with many water stations (which helped on a hot day). Fun for all the family too! Im looking forward to next years race! Date of review: May 15, 2005
In short: Last three miles are a genuine slog. In full: Excellent organisation, well manned water stations and plenty of them. The last half turned from a relief to a pain. Date of review: May 15, 2005
In short: Great run mainly along the sea front In full: Very well organised and very good crowd support - thanks to the guy who was spraying us with his garden hose and i remeber a couple of street parties along the way ..
I got some killer blisters from hell on the balls of my feet which took the some of the enjoyment out of the event but i really recomend this one Date of review: May 15, 2005