In short: A great way to spend a Sunday morning! In full: A great, friendly, well organised race. No point trying for a PB, but a great chance to relax and enjoy the run for a change. My only suggestion would be, as this always seems to be a hot race, would be to have at least one water station with bottles for us idiots that still can't drink out of cups! Thanks Purple Patch for another excellent run! Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: Lots of water stations was much appreciated! great view, good number of participants, a bit of a queue for the toilets at the start, but made it in time, for serious runners the stiles might have been annoying, but perfect for me! Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: Superb scenery, lovely flat course, well organised except for number of loos and baggage drop off. Marshalls not terribly enouraging. Overall a wonderful race and I got a PB! Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: Prettiest Race I'm aware of In full: Being a tow path race, don't expect a PB and do expect a little bottle necking at the kissing gates (this year miles 1-3). The scenery you pass on this race is just beautiful and for me made the race worth it despite the heat. The organisation for this race seemed very good apart from being unable to hear the man at the start and there being no where near enough toilets. I also thought that the marshals weren't very encouraging although they did their jobs well. I imagine i'll be back for another go :o) Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: A top event. The best sort of running available. In full: This is a fabulous event. It is a bit of a hidden diamond and I hope the small field remains. Spectacular views running along the tow path. Its not an easy run but it is certainly a wonderful run. The organisation is exactly what you would expect from a community event like this.
In short: Stunning weather and scenery and very well organised... In full: ...apart from a distinct under-supply of toilets and a nonsensical bag drop system. Volunteers wasted time scribbling race numbers onto labels and affixing them to bags which at the other end were just turfed off the truck for collection on the ground. Labels aren't there to help owners identify their own bags! Apart from that little quibble, this race is a stunning course, amplified by the fab weather, and the atmosphere was lovely. I will definitely be back next year. Date of review: July 25, 2011