In short: This race was nice enough, although they ran out of ice lollies very early and I couldn't find any water at the finish line. Either didn't have or ran out of small sized t-shirts also very early on (as always!!!). Scenery nice, marshalls encouraging Date of review: June 8, 2008
In short: Fantastic in every respect! In full: Very well organised. Loads of water stops. Cheap burger vans. I ran a blinder so maybe i'm biased, but i'll definitely be there next year. T-shirt and a medal to boot, does it get any better :-) Date of review: June 8, 2008
In short: Hot as always, Great atmosphere, Great Marshalls, Great Race In full: This is the second time of running for me. Last year was hot and hilly, this year was hot and hilly.
Still a great race.
Lots of water stations. Some really fantastic volunteers. At one particular water station (under the motorway I think) the volunteers made the most amazing amount of noise and gave some much appreciated encouragement. Thank you.
The cadets did a great job in their uniform in the heat. Thanks
I started a bit too fast and paid for it later. The course was kind though and the down hill run from the 12 mile marker helped me power to the finish.
I would recommend to all. Will be back next year. Date of review: June 8, 2008
In short: Vast improvement when I last did this race In full: Entered this race in 2004 & if am honest had lots of little niggles & quibbles about this event that I will not go into. So basically did not expect to much from this race today, especially when I was told they had not even sorted out a route until around a week ago.
However how wrong could I be. Personally in my opinion this was a fantastic event. Ok my time was complete poo, but the organisation was superb with great support from the marshals & I completely lost count how many water stations there was today. Which mind you was quite a blessing in today’s heat I can tell you :)
Other then that; love the course, loads of parking & for a change didn’t mind the hills.... even though they was plenty of them. If I had to find a grape with today’s event, it has to be they run out of lollys when I finished, but then again I am slow sod :)
Thanks for a great day & see you guys next year. Date of review: June 8, 2008
In short: Nice course, has some vey hilly parts though In full: This is a great course for beginers, or advanced is hilly in places be careful. Most years is one of the hottest days of the year make sure you drink plenty of water. Is organised quite well no major problems. Only downside not enough changing or WC facilities. Date of review: October 20, 2007
In short: Organisation really understands runner need In full: Organisation: A big praise for the number of water stations, the best I ever seen so far, much better then London Marathon, Shakespeare marathon and other races I have participated in. Track: Very hard track, a real “ I wish I had trained more” track!! Beautiful scenery, I dreamed me back to my childhood’s summers when running or maybe it was the heat doing me crazy. I will definitely come back next year.