In short: great race, well organised and fab facilities In full: The organisation was excellent - seemed to go like clockwork with little hanging around before or after. I quite liked the chocolate medal but agree with others that a lasting momento would have been nice. I was really impressed with the facilites (lots of loos) and what was laid on after the race in the hall - retail therapy, massages, bacon rolls............what else could you desire on a Sunday morning after a good sweaty session running?!! Date of review: November 9, 2005
In short: A good and well organised event , I'm pleased to see it continue to grow in popularity In full: It was good to see a photographer supporting the event. I have my doubts about the chocolate medal, they are very difficult to engrave you know! A real one next time please. Date of review: November 8, 2005
In short: Lots of marshals with good signposts In full: Loads of toilets at the start, but never made it inside the main hall (the missus says bacon sandwich was good). Lots of marshals on the course, KMs were well marked (and seemed accurate to me) and even the water station at 7KM was advised in advance - good thinking.
I'm sure the organisers would have arranged less wind & rain if that were possible, but if you're racing in November, then what are people expecting? As for the parking, that was forewarned on the website (I parked near the finish, as opposed to the start, making for a really quick exit).
And I liked the chocolate medal - I really don't need another T Shirt and for £5 the race represents good value (I'm sure that I saw some people with mugs - were these optional/payable extras?) Date of review: November 8, 2005
In short: Scenic and enjoyable but hilly and 'that wind' spoilt a good route In full: A tough hilly race on a cold windy day (it even rained a bit).... Not one for the PB records, but one for a countryside view.
Well organised, with enough toilets and refreshments. Shame there wasn't a longer lasting memento... a chocolate soon disappeared!
Would be better to stage in October (probably better weather). Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: Superbly organised race. In full: Exellent marshalling and facilities. The course is reasonably testing with a nice hill start. The wind wasn't really a factor until we hit about 6kms, then it really hit. A fine race, look forward to next year. Date of review: November 7, 2005
In short: well organised local race, good mix of abilities & scenary In full: This was the second year I ran this race & will no doubt be back next year. It was well marshalled and the cource gives a variety. But please next year, no more chocolate medals, what was that all about? Date of review: November 6, 2005
In short: Race OK but day ruined at finish by being manhandled by marshall. In full: Reasonable race, easier than expected (hills not as big as people suggest) parking diabolical, marshalling during race pretty good. However day ruined by being manhandled by steward when sprinting across the line at full tilt - to stop me passing someone in the line. Lucky not to be injured. Arrogant rude Chief steward seemed to think this was reasonable and I was in the wrong. Also thought this was an adult race- so why a chocolate medal? Pathetic, I won't be back. Date of review: November 6, 2005
In short: Enjoyable, demanding course. In full: Quite a challenge on a fairly blustery morning. A possible PB course. Well organized and frienly efficient marshalls. Good value for money. Date of review: November 6, 2005