In short: undulated,cold and exposed would have been great in the spring In full: coldest race of the year so far, scenic in places around the country roads.small community centre ,very crowded, decent momento. nowhere else to go after except local pub.will probably be there next year. Date of review: November 24, 2008
In short: Worth the early start . . . In full: You would not expect to get a PB here . . . I did though, and I think a few others did too. Miles 10 to 12 were a bit tough / relentless, but the rest was pleasant enough. Slightly muddy getting to the start, but you couldn't really fault the excellent marshals . . . thanks to the police too . . . Date of review: November 24, 2008
In short: Worthy challenge for a first timer In full: My first half marathon. I found it a challenge, both due to the hilly nature of the course and to the weather conditions. It was so satisfying to finish inside my expected time and completing this course will give me great confidence in future races. The organisers & marshalls were superb in their support. Date of review: November 24, 2008
In short: Great Half In full: Weather conditions made the walk across the field from car park to start very muddy. But race started on time and was very well marshalled with 4 water stations. Have run summer races with less water. Sponges maybe a bit over the top but that can't be a negative.
Challenging course but some nice scenic bits. Friendly local support dotted around. Date of review: November 24, 2008
In short: Very enjoyable despite the weather! In full: Undulating race, on fairly quiet rural roads. Very well marshalled - the poor marshalls must have been frozen so a big thanks to them! I did better than I expected so left very happy. I was well protected from the weather with hat, gloves & coat - certainly not a race for vest & shorts! Date of review: November 24, 2008
In short: A bit too cold today for a PB! Back next year! In full: I felt that the large bottles of water issued at the water stations were a bit over the top, when a cup full would have been just as good! There is only so much ice cold water that you want too drink! Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: Nice run, lot of busy road. Great Marshalls ! In full: Well worth the trip. Quite up and down with a long drag from 11 to 12m. Lots of toilets at start. "No toilets on route" what's that about? it's a race! ever seen ANY toilets on a route other than BIG marathons? Date of review: November 23, 2008