In short: Fantastic race well worth the journey In full: I can only say how greatful I was to the people of Clowne, to stand and support runners in weather like today, they deserve a medal! The race was good for me as I finally got my race plan together and ran a most enjoyable race Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: Great Marshalls all way round In full: Organisation was really good and all the marshalls and people manning drinks stations were very friendly and supportive. I almost didn't get out of the car to do this race as i was so nervous. The only moan is that from mile 2 to 5 I had the sweep bus right on my heels and I almost gave up and got on it! I was on target for me at a very slow 11 mins mile, but at moment that is my pace. I was ok when I manged to shake it off and pass a couple of runners and then mentally I improved as well and enjoyed rest of course. Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: A really excellent course In full: I'd been told by clubmates that this course was dull, through industrial estates. They must have mixed it up with somewhere else, because the route is excellent, mostly over country roads and occasionally passing through interesting villages.
A challenging course - not really any part of the course is flat, but this added to the fun.
Definitely be back next year. Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: never give up In full: 3rd time enjoyed it as much as the 1st and i'll see you again next year untill then keep on running.thanks to the marshall's and clowne road runners and all those involed. Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: Loved it, did a PB so can't complain! In full: It was tough getting up to race this morning, so cold and the ice on the roads round where I am were a little off putting. But I am so glad I made the effort and will be back. It would be good to do this one on a clear blue sky day! Thought the organisation was fab, friendly marshalling, great price. Thanks. Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: Lovely course, Well organised. In full: I had a frigging stinker but once I realised that I was struggling (at 2 miles!!) I decided to just get round. One or two problems with the first drinks station but apart from that really good. Will come back next year and knock 15 minutes off this years time!! Date of review: November 23, 2008