In short: Very hilly, glorious scenery, good atmosphere In full: Definately not one to run for PB potential as the hills, stiles and bottle necks get in the way. Single file tracks through the woods in places means you can only run as fast as the runner in front of you. Having said that it was great fun, a party atmosphere and very well organised. The route was well marked (although no mile markers until mile 10) and there were plenty of marshalls and drinks stations. My only complaint would be the hideous queue at the end to get the goody bag and water meant I didn't bother with either. Would have been good to have several water stations at the finish. But I will be back again next year so it hasn't put me off. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Fantastic race In full: This race is an absolute must and needs to be on everyone schedule, what a brilliant race. A couple of challenging hills, but totally manageable for new runners. The bandana in the goody bag was a nice touch. Well done to the organizers and marshals, there was no fear of ever getting lost. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Mad First Ever Organised Race In full: In hindsight I was probably a bit mad signing up for this as my first ever organised run with just 3 months of training, a lifetime's history of little or no exercise and a recently kicked 30-a-day smoking habit, but I loved it!
I finished in 2hrs 22mins, which is slow in comparison to most there but my sole aim was to simply finish so I was pleased!
I've now well and truly got the running bug and have got 5 races under my belt since this one back in September. Date of review: February 17, 2011
In short: Our first ever marathon - and what a beautiful experience!! In full: This was our first ever 42km race. It was not the easiest, but what a beautiful and meaningful pilgrimage, wonderfully-put together by a dedicated team who gave us great advice since we signed up in April (THANKS VERONICA, HILLARY AND DAVID!) The marshals and crowd were superb - and the runners (we were at the back, of course:) ) were a laugh! We enjoyed ourselves tremendously! Take a look at our report here Do join the next one! It will be rewarding. Date of review: September 23, 2010