In short: A scenic race, but where was the organisation? In full: This has to be one of the most shambolic races, i've ever been to. No signs to the race HQ, long queues for very overworked toilets, no clear markings/signs for the start line. Not to mention a lack of marshals on course & a complete lack of water (one very overworked marshal manning a water station at 3mile, 6mile was non existent, the race was just about reprieved by the 10 mile station - but this was to little to late).
I will not be running this race again. Its only redeeming feature was the scenic countryside. Date of review: March 15, 2010
In short: fast flat race in lovely spring sunshine! In full: i'm not sure why people are getting so het up about the water. the cups were there with people filling up. i actually brought my own bottle because you don't want to have to wait every 3 miles to remove your thirst. sure the first drink stop was busy, but that's the early stage of the race. for a long race like this, people should take responsibility for their own hydration, rather than solely relying on the drinks stations. as for no start or finish signs. at the start people had started congregating at the middle of the green where the ambulances and other administrative stuff was. the finish was obvious too, when getting to the rype at the end of the race, all you had to do was look across the green and see all the people gathered there, as well as just following the person in front. i think it was a small friendly run, which coupled with the spring sunshine and village green atmosphere made for a good race overall. i'll do it again next year. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: Great PB potential In full: Super, flat course makes it a real chance for a fast time. Reiterate the comments re the lack of toilets and lack of water at first couple of stations, but if the organisers can get these points right then this would be a great race. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: could be good, organisation let it down In full: Unmarked start and finish point and no clock? should have been chipped race as flat and good for recording your PB... Water stations were a real let down, not enough people or WATER????? at one station a young man was helping his mum (assumption) and was doing a great job trying to get the water out to the runners. Nice Work! Toilets... A nightmare!