In short: Very hot but lovely course! In full: Really good race, well organised and very friendly! Need more water stations as was SO hot today! Would definately do this run again! Ha no problem with traffic but we did get there 1 hour before, ample parking and easy to get to the start. Enough toilets. Well done HHHH :)
In short: Good atmosphere, but poor traffic management! In full: I was really looking forward to this race as I had heard so many good things about it. Definately true to say that the atmosphere was great, particularly at the finish - liked the jelly babies at the water station and finish. Bad traffic conditions before the race made me very late - the lane leading to the car park really could do with being one way on the day, or have a marshall directing the traffic. I got virtually to the car park entrance when I met a car coming the other way who point blank refused to reverse, (nice guy!),which meant that me and the 8 cars behind all had to reverse to the end of the road instead. Only just made the start as a result and being at the back meant behing held up big time, or trying to weave round people and/or stinging nettles. Thought I'd finally cracked my 38 minute PB, only to find out that the clock was wrong. ARGH!!! Think I was just unlucky to have a bad race day, as generally this race gets a very good write-up.
and only just made the start Date of review: June 15, 2009
In short: Perfect way to spend Saturday afternoon In full: My only concern about this is it may be getting too big, we were a bit late getting there because the lanes completely clogged up with traffic. Better signs ??
Heading for the start, its very difficult for a quicker runner to get near the front if late, I spent the first five hundred meters weaving all over the road and hedges.
But I loved it and did a pb despite the hold ups, will be back next year. Date of review: June 13, 2009
In short: Very enjoyable event In full: Nice course, good mixture of surfaces, nothing too demanding. Good atmosphere before and after. Excellent marshals and PA announcer - thank you. The technical fault with the time clock - these things happen. Posting the correction on the website so promptly helped a lot. Narrow country lanes if you are drivng - arrive early to avoid the queues. The red jelly babies were my favourites. Date of review: June 10, 2009