In short: Wet In full: Thousands of thanks to the marshalls who got to stand in the pouring rain and watch us going past. At least someone was trying to cheer us up.
Not really a 'destination' race or one to get overexcited about but absolutely fine for what it is. And they have bananas at the end which always gets a thumbs up from me. Date of review: November 2, 2009
In full: This is for the Nov 1st event, when those who took part are probably STILL drying out. Yes, the torrential rains came down and created atrocious, cold 'n' depressing conditions, though the marshals did try their best to lift the spirits. Three-lap course is fairly mundane with a few slight inclines, one narrow path and a zillion big puddles that kept us on our toes. Might be nice in the sunshine but any event would struggle to get 10/10 in those conditions! Still, well done to the organisers and let's hope for fairer weather next time and a better PB chance. Date of review: November 2, 2009
In short: Marshalls are worth their weight in gold!! In full: Great marshalling...only gripe was the timing..my result on the website is 20 secs slower than my watch time, think that may have something to do with start and sending us over the timing mat before the gun went off guys?! Date of review: November 2, 2009
In short: Very nice In full: Nice, fairly even course - basically just 3 circuits of a central bit of the park with no big hills. I didn't get a medal??!!! The blurb on this site says there's a medal - I was upset about that! The bag drop area is limited - we had motorbike helmets and jackets and these just wouldn't have fitted into a locker - luckily one of the water station guys let us leave our stuff under his table. Still upset about there being no medal!!!! Date of review: November 2, 2009
In short: Well organised, well marshalled race - highly recommended In full: Strangely enjoyable despite the wind and the rain. Might even have been scenic, but I couldn't see much after my glasses got wet and steamed up! Many thanks to the marshalls - not an ideal day for standing around, but all were cheerful and encouraging. Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Great marshalls, friendly organisers In full: Please can people be banned from wearing headphones at these events. Headphone wearers are so blissfully unaware of those around them and are ruder versions of their non-headphone wearing selves. We expect a bit of jostling with the number of people and narrow paths but headphone wearers are worse than most and the least apologetic. Date of review: October 5, 2009