In short: mud, rain, great fun! In full: Weather was definately not up there with the best, but it made you feel like a true brit, battling though the rain, splashing through the puddles and having a good slippery slide in the mud! Friendly bunch of runners, and organisation was good too... nice ronhil t-shirt at the end, which will come in very handy... definately will be back next year, and hopefully it will be drier and won't have to be carrying an extra couple of pounds in wet clothes and sodden shoes!!!
Very enjoyable, and a good route... just about the right balance of hills, flat etc.
Well done Shepshed :o) Date of review: November 6, 2005
In short: One of the best days of my life. In full: My first marathon. I chose the right one. beautiful scenery, dramatic weather, dunkirk spirit amongst the runners. Locals out in support despite the inhospitable weather. The army giving out mars bars.I will be back next year. Date of review: November 6, 2005
In short: Good course, but what about the medal!!! In full: Really nice route, quite scenic. A few cars but well marshalled so no real problems there. Undulating, but still PB potential. Only big disappointemnt was no momento to show for all the hard work everyone had put in to running the race. A drink and a chocolate bar!!! Considering there were 650 enteries a more lasting momento should have been given. Date of review: November 6, 2005
In short: Fantastic Race - highly recommended In full: Great race, good organisation, amazing views, helpful and friendly encouragement from marshalls (and fellow runners), and the occasional never ending hill. Highly recommended. Date of review: November 6, 2005
In short: Nice run, through senic parkland In full: Good run, took 10 mins off my pb, although it rained non-stop. Hilly start, but middle section is mainly downhill, gets hilly again at the end. Date of review: November 5, 2005
In short: Hilly but beautiful In full: My hometown, so really wanted to do this one. Did it a week after the Great North Run, which made it hard, its a hilly course but theres a great atmosphere and its a fantastic location. Would do it again! Date of review: November 5, 2005
In short: Quality run, never dull In full: A bit of a walk to the start but worth it. My only gripe is from the comedien marshall who said, "All down hill from now"!! This was a lie, and he knew it. Date of review: November 5, 2005
In short: Very welcoming team - course undulated up a lot In full: Well organised using local school as a base. Very friendly and well marshalled. Good views at the crest of the hill. Hardly a fell race, but not flat.
My children enjoyed the fun run, although they found the course quite tough also. Date of review: November 4, 2005
In short: Enjoyed this undulating course in a well organised and scenic course. Only gripe is estimated finishing time boarsd are needed at start, given the number of runners and the narrow start. Too many tortoises near the start line. Date of review: November 4, 2005