In short: Good fast prep for london In full: Organisation was great and very well marshalled. Quite a fast race and felt like it was mostly club runners. However, not as flat as I expected. Whilst no hills to speak of there seemed a lot of long inclines (my knees let me know). Smashed my PB which was nice. Good prep for london. Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: Rural, flat, fast and well-organised In full: Very enjoyable race. Organisation was really excellent, with easy parking, good marshalling and some nice touches like a well-designed award mug, a cake sale, plenty of changing and toilet facilities and even instant memento photographs. The only glitch was the clock at the end wasn't working, I think because the starter was a bit too keen to get us away. Official race times in the results were spot on though. Course was largely flat but not quite car-free, so occasionally have to run on the cambered side of the road - no real problem. Nice rural scenery.
In short: friendly race run on country roads complete with well trodden manure In full: well organized, plenty of marshalls, areas along the way there was crowd support, quiet country roads, there was traffic but because of the marshalls it did not cause any problems.All in all a very friendly race. Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: Great course, great organisation ... and a PB too In full: Great course, great organisation, well done to everyone involved. Only 2 very small gripes, no hooter/starting pistol at the start, for those of us in the middle of the pack the only reason we knew the run had started was when the people in front disappeared! Other one is 2nd water station had only 2 people manning it and when a bunch of us arrived at it together there wasn't enough of them to get us all water quickly - though they tried very hard. Both minor gripes that shouldn't detract from a very good race - once again well done and thank you to all involved. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Well organised - (good cakes) - flat and scenic - PB written all over it In full: Everything seemed to work like clockwork. We were away just about exactly on time and it was well marshalled by friendly people. Spectators along the course were very supportive, too. Finish organisation seemed to work well. Excellent job done by all concerned.
Course is great, as it is almost completely flat. Pretty run through good countryside and lovely villages. Loved the day. And got a PB - first time below 1:45. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Great course, pretty and flat. Very enjoyable event. In full: Lovely course, plenty of friendly marshalls and spectators. Cake stall at the end was a vision of loveliness! Date of review: April 3, 2005