In short: Lovely day for it In full: Done this a couple of times now and returned this year after injury. Not my best time but just love the atmosphere of this race, great organisation, great t shirt and lovely cakes make it a worthwhile trip out. Thanks to all the marshalls Date of review: August 1, 2011
In short: Excellent organisation, marshalls very supportive, road closure a definite bonus for start and finish. PB almost guaranteed yet the mild undulations make you work at it. In full: Marks out of ten, I'd give it 9.5. Best 5 miler I've done to date :-) Date of review: August 1, 2011
In short: Good PB potential - well organised race In full: I enjoyed this race last year and came back again, shaving 6 minutes off of last years time, not bad considering the heat! More club runners than last year, no doubt due to the glowing reports of last year, but still welcoming to newbies.
A well marshalled well organised event, chip timing a little redundant if there are no splits and no starting line to cross, but more accurate than a person with a stop clock and a clipboard so no real complaints.
Had to take a large T Shirt, my fault for being late - other than that no complaints! Date of review: August 1, 2011
In short: Safe, scenic & fast In full: Pros: Thanks to the marshals for well placed direction and encouragement. Nice T-shirt, parking and changing facilities. A flat and fast course with only a couple mildly testing undulations. Plenty of vocal support for the local runners. I was grateful for the bottle rather than a cup at the water station. I’ll be back…
Cons: The handheld loud hailer was next to useless unless you were in the first 3 rows. As previously mentioned; chip timing with only a mat at the end?!?
In short: A good event, chip timing aside...! In full: A very enjoyable event and I would definitely recommend this. However, I do have to say that in my humble opinion, chip timing is of limited value when there is no timing mat at the start, only one at the finish. I've encountered this before in other events and can never quite understand why the organisers bother with only half a job. That said, this is a race to be recommended: well organised, very friendly and nice and flat. Date of review: July 31, 2011
In short: Quality t-shirt, chip timing, easy parking - Potential for PB if not so hot!! In full: Again another glorious summer day for this race, great for spectators, but bit too warm for running!! A whole bottle of water at about half way was most welcome, along with a quality technical t-shirt (VLM why could't you do that!!) Encouraging Marshalls. Well organised number/chip collection. Happy days!! Date of review: July 31, 2011
In short: Hit the spot again In full: Well organised, fast course, safe with mad mile being closed to traffic. Good quality technical T-shirt. And they ban portable music players for the race! Date of review: July 31, 2011
In short: A lovely run In full: i was aprehensive of this as my leg had been hurting for few weeks. i was pleasantly surprised by the flatness of the course and when i got a new PB by 2 minutes, it made my day! lovely race! Date of review: August 10, 2010
In short: Excellent race as always! In full: My second year of competing in this race and having marshalled it back in 2008 as well, I can say with confidence that it just keeps getting better and better! Well done to the club for fantastic organisation and the marshalls for doing a wonderful job again. A great race on a reasonably flat course, and a great morning out for the family too with such a 'carnival' atmosphere at the HQ. Date of review: August 2, 2010