In short: Got a pb of 1.29. Very pleased In full: Found this race easier than I thought and the 'sting' wasn't as hard as I expected. Nowhere near as tough as Macclesfield last week.
I was quite surprised to get a pb and just about managed to keep the pace up until the end.
Quite crowded particularly at the start before we left town, narrowly missed a collision. I thought there was a limit of 300 on this race but it was way over that.
A few niggles on the organisation front - no point in pre entering the race as the queue for numbers was very slow and it would have been loads quicker to enter on the day. Also we were told there were no showers - and there were!
But overall the race itself, temperature and atmosphere were excellent and my pb made the day. Date of review: October 9, 2006
In short: Well organised friendly race, the sting in the tail is not that bad although some earlier hills are tough In full: Great conditions, the hill just before 2 miles is more of a shock than the sting at 12 miles, maybe because I was waiting for the sting and it was short in duration.Probably not the best race to get a PB in as it is quite undulating. With the 1/4 marathon starting at the same time the pace can seem more daunting than it actually is. It was my first time and I really enjoyed it despite not being on form, will be abck next year Date of review: October 9, 2006
In short: The sting in the tale is fabulous I had heard about it my wife had not! I chuckled all the way home in the car. Will be back next year for definate. Thanks to all. Date of review: October 8, 2006
In short: Excellent In full: First time I've done this one,& its obvious that the organisers have done it all before. Excellent organisation, marshalling, water, direction & mile markers. Being from south, didnt expect the nice scenery and was that Jodrell Bank I saw in the distance! No wonder the GPS worked so well! All in all a very well organised and nice run out, with a degree of challenge in a couple of hills and enough people to make it cosy, but not crowded. Date of review: October 8, 2006