In short: My favourite race of the year! In full: The friendly marshalls and lovely scenery make this a race to really look forward to. I had been hoping for another nice rucksack to replace last year's,which has been much more useful than a T-shirt. I'll have to make it last another year.... Date of review: July 12, 2010
In short: Rolling course but still quick In full: Last minute decision to run this and glad I did. Very well organised and friendly race.
The course was undulating rather than any killer hills, with longer inclines than the sharper downhill sections, particularly through the trees to the reservoir. The section on the far side of the reservoir was stunning although the wind was pretty gusty and made for slower progress.
Great encouragement from the marshalls.
Great Tech T-shirt for all finishers. Thanks to all at Abbey Runners, will definitely be back next year!! Date of review: July 12, 2010
In short: Thanks for a great well organised race. In full: Wasn't sure what this would be like - not so much hilly as really draggy, lots of long slow hauls, followed by another one, and another one. How can a circular route be uphill all the way? Nice scenery, nice marshalls, good atmosphere, nice tech t-shirt, shame about the bananas but hey nothing is perfect! Will be back to do this one again next year. Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: Well organised, marshalls were great. Good mix of flat and undulating. In full: Thanks to Abbey Runners for a really good race. The marshalls were excellent - very chirpy and really kept you going in the not so flat bits! Date of review: July 16, 2009
In short: Tougher than I anticipated In full: But a really good course. Very scenic and the inclines were never too much but I did expect it to be a bit flatter. No matter, I'll be more prepared for next year. Good finish...funny how an inflatable arch makes it feel like an real event! Great support from marshals, plenty of water around the course and at the end and useful rucksack that will actually get used! Date of review: July 14, 2009