In short: What Sunday mornings are there for! In full: Didn't see the carb gels being handed out and really didn't get the turning back on yourself bit at Elvaston. Within 100mtrs of entering the grounds picked up a small stone in my trainer that probably added a couple of mins to my time but hey, still a Kilomathon PB! will need to sort IT Band problems for next year.. By the half marathon distance I'd taken 27mins off my previous PB for the half so all in all, a good day.. Oh yeah! wtf guys! Peeing on someone's house?? Date of review: March 17, 2010
In short: Well organised overall, a fairly flat course and friendly locals In full: Entered because it was a first as I prefer off-road running. Pleasantly surprised by the good organisation and the fairly flat course. The weather could have been better, i.e. less windy perhaps. Crowd & marshal support along the course was great. Date of review: March 17, 2010
In short: well organised, reasonably flat, great experience In full: As per all the other reviews, my only downside would be the waiting around at the start, We were hanging around in the pens and at the start for 45 mins in the cold,thank god it wasn't raining, i didn't have any issues with the loos only waited a couple of mins but the queues did seem to get worse. I thought the organisation was great the marshalls were fantastic and there was plenty of people cheering everyone on. Goody bag was brill, the small t shirt is not small at all but its a great top and I like that its long sleeved which makes a change, medal is fab!! Its my furthest distance I've done so far and I enjoyed the challenge. Would I do it again?? Yeh I think I would, if only to beat my time. Overall a great day. Thanks. Date of review: March 16, 2010
In short: A really enjoyable run, well organised and a great atmosphere In full: I really enjoyed this event. It was very well organised, especially the shuttle buses and water stations. Spectators had no problems getting from the start to the finish. I would definitely do this event again. Date of review: March 16, 2010
In short: So nearly ... Potential for Future! In full: So nearly a great race. Up side, text soon after finish to tell me my time. Great support Staff. Well signposted. Down side, too much hanging around at the start. The Loop back on yourself before entering Elvaston. A bigger finish would have been nice!
In short: Very enjoyable for a first time at this distance In full: So yes there was a bit of a hold up at the start, and i was one of those who needed the loo just before the gun.... But all in all I really enjoyed this race, seemed very well organised - even if i do not have alot to compare it to. The water stations were all well stocked when I passed them and the marshals were all great cheering me on.
I am now trying to get the time off work to do the Scottish one and would like to get all four under my belt and do the Welsh and Irish next year!! Date of review: March 16, 2010