In short: Great race, I'm hard pushed to find any problems. In full: A great run, good organisation, excellent value and friendiness. The only things I could find to the negtive is to have to travel down and collect the race numbers. apart from that this race is a must on the 2005 calander. Date of review: September 2, 2004
In short: Very bad organisation recked what could have been a nice run In full: The very steep price paied for poor quality goods and a very poorly organised event made what could have been a decent run into a fars. I would only run again to either improve on my time or because its close to my home. Otherwise I'm looking at others. Date of review: September 2, 2004
In short: The event is superbly organised, and extremely friendly. Loads of water stations with friendly helpers, and a buffet afterwards. Will I be doing this next year? Do bears s##t in the woods?!!!! Date of review: September 2, 2004
In short: Not enough water stops considering the heat, but the pipers were great! In full: The heat made the race pretty hard work - but obviously there's nothing we can do about that! Just a pity that often the shaded part of the road was out of bounds for us runners. There were not enough water stops - luckily spectators were giving out water. When we did come across a water stop, the lids were taken off the bottles meaning that it was impossible to run with them. Also, more water was needed at the end - nearer the finish line and a greater volume - not cups of tea/coffee!
Overall, an enjoyable race, just a shame it was so hot! Date of review: September 2, 2004
In short: Great race and a challenge: sorts out the men from the boys! In full: Living locally, I've been entering this race for about 15 years and still wear the free T-shirts! A Bank Holiday weekend one, yet I've never ran it in the rain: it's usually hot! The grassy hill down from the start and up to the finish is a little unfair but apart from that it's a good course. Date of review: September 2, 2004
In short: excellent race In full: I do this every year and it never dissapoints. Good changing and showers. Good cup of coffee and butties in the leisure centre. Not a pb course as the road up to the Roaches hill range is very hilly but the view ove the top is wonderful. Good friendly atmosphere as well. Date of review: September 2, 2004
In short: Thoroughly enjoyed the new course. In full: Well organised through some very picturesque countryside. Flatter course this time. Nice fast finish adn good feed afterwards. Well priced adn lots of spot prizes. Shame it clashes with GNR in 2004. Date of review: September 2, 2004