In short: Fantastic way to celebrate 25 years of a fantastic friendly running club In full: Despite summer arriving in all it's glory I absolutely loved this multi-terrain course - it had a little bit of everything in it. The friendliest marshals ever and your result available and printed before you went home. Will definitely run this race again should it return next year. Well done to all involved. Date of review: August 21, 2012
In short: Enjoyable race along and over the river - well organised with good marsalls In full: Hottest day of the year so was always going to be a struggle. I really enjoyed the course albeit multi-terrain and very twisty...although running when it's so very very hot and so close to water could be construed as a form of torture
The new bridge over river at had an interesting earthquake feel to it as was oscillating so much ... some people said it made them feel a bit sea sick ..... you'd pay good money for this at Alton Towers (other theme parks are available)
In short: Well organised, fun, hot weather added to the challenge - 1st 10km ever: a very good induction! In full: Due to the heat, one extra water station could be the only thing I would offer as a comment for improvement. Was very impressed with clear organisation, number of supportive friendly marshalls, the beautiful course, the highlighted tree roots and steps, the obvious amount of good preparation, the tag system, the number of people helping at the water stations, the welcome water, mars bar and crisps at the end, & the t-shirt. All in all, so glad I did it! Thanks to all. Date of review: August 21, 2012
In short: Great course - shame that the day was so hot! In full: Good bits: The river and general greenery. Also well organised in terms of parking etc.
Could be better bits: Bit of a haphazard start because the PA system for the microphones was inaudible, and not a clear starting point. This was followed by a bit of a bottleneck very early in the course when the runners were still bunched together to get through a small opening in the bushes to get to the main road.
The weather was also toooo hot - but this is no ones fault! Date of review: August 20, 2012