In short: Well organised and super scenic race In full: This is a point to point run that ends at Ashbourne. It is mostly flat or slightly downhill and has real PB potential (I took 14 minutes off my previous half marathon time).
It is well organised and you are kept very well informed of the race up until the day itself. I can't wait to do it again next year.
In my view its probably one of the most scenic runs in the country.
Great stuff, well done to all involved. Date of review: October 6, 2013
In full: Ran this a number of weeks ago, when recovering from a hip injury. So took it nice and easy, worth no rushing great weather and views. Great water stations with goodies every 3 miles. Date of review: October 22, 2012
In short: Fantastic Half for PBs with glorious views and downhill all the way In full: +ve :- This was a friendly race and organisers did their best to cater for your needs. It was a first for them here too! Glad to have the bus option. I did not have any hassle with over-crowding (except at the end) and other trail users were careful and obliging. Scenery was superb if you were not running too fast downhill to miss it! -ve: Thought it was expensive for a Half (£22 + £5 for the bus) but if most of this going to Childrens trust that was ok. Disappointed to miss out on my prize as first back in my category and still missed the presentation! Would have liked a goody or 2 (in addition to cheap medal and bikkies) e.g. fruit but probably race not sponsored yet? Date of review: October 15, 2012
In full: a very well organised event - from directions to the race headquarters and the buses to the start. the 'staff' were very friendly and helpful. A definite PB course and i look forward to entering next year! Date of review: October 14, 2012
In short: Perfect first half-marathon! In full: Who can complain at 13 miles with no hills? Not me! A perfect first half marathon and for more experienced runners, a major PB potential. I think the course came up a little short and I agree with other reviewers that it would be better if the run ended before the cafe because it was busy at the end. Can't wait to run it next year! Date of review: October 12, 2012
In short: great way to spend a sunny sunday In full: A couple of teething problems but nothing to spoil what was an exellent race. It would be interestering in driving rain but it would just be a different sort of challenge.See you next year Date of review: October 9, 2012