In short: Instructions on getting to the venue were poor. In full: I like this event and will do it next year. BUT, directions for getting to the start were awful (if you are doing the event get a map to locate it). Actual start a bit messy, I think there was some confusion over the 2 minutes silence and I never heard a gun/whistle whatever. Good route with a start through the houses before a climb up passed the coking plant! The out in the countryside proving that it isn't grim up north. T shirt at the end was a welcome surprise as I didn't think one was on offer.
In short: Challenging but enjoyable. In full: I can understand the slight misgivings about the loos and the finish (some people like a banner!) but overall a very good race. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Enjoyed every minute of it! In full: A smallish event with around 700-800 runners. A couple of steepish inclines, but thats offset by some long descents and some long flat sections.
There were queues for the toilets but no worse than any race I have previously run, and at least there were showers and changing rooms.
The only gripes for me would be the finish. There didn't seem to be a line you crossed, you just seemed to run into the back of a queue of people. Then you had to go looking for someone to get a t-shirt off.
But that really is a minor moan for what is a good day out. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Need to get start more orgainised. Increased toilet facilities are an absolute neccessity!! In full: The route presents a challenge for the beginer. A great feeling of achievement when completed! Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: well worth running, good value and the few climbs are nothing to be concerned about.. In full: The only downside are the start and finish areas, sort these out and it could bring the race up another level... Decent running surface, decent T-shirt and excellent running weather.Well done B.A.C. Date of review: November 13, 2005