In short: Good scenic route, felt really hot at times. Would have liked a bit more than a bottle of water, banana and a cheap looking medal for my money but that wouldn't stop me doing it again Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: Good race. Well organised. Challenging hills!! In full: Only my 2nd 10Km so difficult to make comparisons. The hills were challenging, very steep in places and forced some runners to walk. Despite training on hills I found it hard work in places. A bit crowded at the start but otherwise a good event and all being well I'll be there again next year. Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: Lovely scenic part by the river - shame it had to be followed by the first nightmare hill! In full: Much preferred this course to last year's. The three hills were more spaced out, and the finish was far easier without the lap round the campus again. Great support for everyone from some young children at the bottom of Frenchay Hill too. Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: personal best by 10 mins In full: Did not find any changing rooms,or any showers at the end,and i needed a shower.Very frindly marshals,i will be back next year. Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: This was a really lovely setting, nice to get away from the traffic..sometimes the track was a bit narrow and overtaking was difficult, however scenic setting meant that i kept forgetting i was racing and just enjoyed it! Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: Great race , great runners , lovely weather !! a great day out!! In full: I loved this race - undulating beautiful country park . A great selection of racers in all abilities including Scooby Doo! I decided on a gentle race and completed in an unofficial time of 52:13 - the champion chips will tell us the exact times. Even though I have such tibial pain that I can hardly walk now I must say I had a wonderful race! Great T shirt too! Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: Very well run event, good course although not many flat bits! In full: Have done this race twice and will do it in the future. Very well run and great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone. Not really a PB potential course though, too many longer uphill sections for that. Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: Hot, hilly, but well worth it. In full: I'm sure this was one of the hottest days of last summer, which made it much harder than expected. It is seriously hilly, but very friendly, and the great views make it worth-while.
One nice touch was the husbands walking a mile back from the end of the course to offer encouragment just when you thoght you were going to die at the top of the The Snake.
If you've done a 5k or 10k and want to try something with a different feel but in a nice safe atmosphere, definitely have a go. Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: This course gave me a new HR max!!! In full: Shame the weather didn't drizzle like it said it would! The heat really took me by surprise but I think there was an extra water station that was perfectly welcome!
There were problems with the traffic on the way to the event though, which the organisers seemed to be aware of but didn't accomodate in the starting or road closing which was a bit unfair. Nice area, friendly people, might do it again if I am feeling brave enough! Date of review: April 24, 2005
In short: Fab race; hilly, hardwork in the first half, but mostly downhill for the latter part. A real challenge for a beginner but well worth it. Mean uphill sprint to the finish line too! In full: Only my second 10k so a toughy for me but well worth the effort. Date of review: April 24, 2005