In short: Great organisation and atmosphere, shame about the route In full: A great friendly marathon warm up, hosted by an established club. Good organisation, friendly marshalls and friendly atmosphere all made for a good event (tea and cake on the grass afterwards!). The route is mundane at best though, and dangerous in places, mostly due to impatient and selfish drivers in too much of a hurry for a sunday morning... Would recommend this though, there;s a lot more going for club events as opposed to the corporate ones. Date of review: March 23, 2009
In short: Excellent preparation for London Marathon In full: This was my first time at running 20 miles but it was a good experience. Marshalls were friendly and helpful and despite the hot weather the race was good fun. Date of review: March 22, 2009
In short: Good for marathon training though as a slow runner, marshalls could have stayed to the end In full: I am training for my first marathon and this distance was the farthest I have done by nearly 3 miles. Having laps made it much easier than just one lap as you knew what to expect and it didn’t seem so long after all. There was excellent support from the Marshalls and the goody bag was good a medal and a T-shirt though I would have liked a smaller size! The surface wasn’t good and several runners had injuries due to this. The St John Ambulance staff seemed quite busy.
As mentioned in other feedback – I too would like to thank the lady at the bottom of the hill at mile 4, 9, 14 and her supporters of local children – though she was missing when I went on mile 19 too. Some of the children were still there.
Only 3 toilets and they weren’t all working when I finished due to over-use. Can you get some more porto-loos for next year please? Date of review: March 20, 2009
In short: A nice race of 20 miles and a good sense of achievement In full: This was my first 20 mile race although I have done one marathon.I was worried about the prospect of laps and getting bored and slower but this was not the case. There was excellent support from marshalls good drinks stations and a little band encouraging you on each lap the weather was lovely and I enjoyed the course and it didnt bother me that I was doing it four times. There were a few hills but felt they were very small in comparison to the ones I did in the centenary marathon I took part in.The goody bag was great only complaint t shirt was enormous! Would do this race again. Date of review: March 19, 2009
In short: Nice friendly race, not a great fan of multiple lap races though In full: Nice friendly marshalls (especially the lady at the bottom of the hill at mile 4, 9, 14 & 19 who managed to get together a small but vocal group of local kids to spur us plodders on - THANK YOU) Date of review: March 18, 2009
In short: Great preparation for a sping marathon or as a race on its own In full: 4 laps not exactly inspiring but good for pacing yourself and you know whats coming. nice medal and t shirt and some great marshals especially lady on the brigde and the lady half way down the big hill after 4 mile marker, although im still waiting for the tea she promised. great tea and grub in the clubhouse after as well, lovely cakes, well done ladies! Date of review: March 17, 2009
In short: Good race, but traffic a big problem. In full: Had a good race. The traffic was a mare really. However, only on about 10 per cent of the course. Good atmosphere. The lady marshall on mile four needs drug testing, she was fantastically high for the whole twently miles!! Cheering on the 'terribkle twins' throughout. Great supporter/marshall. Can we hire her for parties? A very hot day, however, one moan. Three toilets for male runners was not good. Can you hire more for next year?? If the traffic was sorted for the first mile of the race, would do it again. Date of review: March 17, 2009