In short: Great race on a challenging course. In full: Always nice to get a good souvenir, the wine glass will make a good memento. Good friendly race with everything you want: Accurate KM markers, friendly plentiful marshalling, enough water stations (2+finish), banana in goody bag, good scenery (the green is a great place to congregate for the start). I'm sure the hill up Hobs Hole Lane (8-9km) has been lengthened from the last time I ran up it! Thanks ARC. Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: Great race but OMG was it HOT! In full: Found this race really well organised. Great to have some atmosphere at the start and finish. Thank you to the orgainsers for putting on 2 drinks stations. The long drag from 7K to 9K was tough and only made worse for being sheltered from the wind but not the sun. Thanks again to the orgainisers and marshals, see you next year! Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: A hilly race run on a hot morning In full: A race,which attracted a lot of club runners, were given a course that challenged many who were hoping to do a good time. The course was hilly, and with the day just starting to heat up, I suspect that a lot of the best times evaporated going up the last long climb from about 7k from the finish and in which the incline increased, for a short ditance at the 9k marker before the run in home. The event was well organised and marshalled. With a goody bag worth having and a wine glass, which was a change from having a medal or a T-shirt, it will be for me, one to do again next time. Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: Great fun - Hilly and hot as Hades!! In full: Blisteringly hot round this very hilly course this year. A fast start to the start of a series of hills as we climbed up and dow the plateau that Aldridge is placed on . The last 3Klm always catches people out rising gradually then steepening alarmingly seemingly never ending. Caught me out and I have trained round the course for weeks living nearby as I do. The goody bag has to be the best I've had all year - energy gel, Banana , water , pen and to cap it all a lovely engraved glass with the Aldridge running club logo. Superb value - thanks to all the marshalls and organisers. Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: Excellent Race - challenging , great weather for it! In full: I have been out of running since The Lung Run left me with a knee injury. Brilliant running weather - quite chilly - made this a superb run, well organised and marshalled . Three hills made this quite a challenge - the last one was a real killer - I live locally but I've only run down it!. Two water stations made this great - I didn't need both as it was so cool but in the heat this would have been great. A time of 54:11 rewarded the hours Ive spent rehabilitating these torn ligaments. A great goody bag too - with fruit bars, Bananas and a delightful coaster with the parish church on.
Well done to all the competitos and organisers!! Date of review: June 12, 2005