In short: Wow... A PB with those hills... In full: If it weren't for that blinkin' horse I've been faster... That's my excuse. Still a PB is a PB even if it's just by 2 seconds!! A little hilly, with superb country lane running in between the M1 and M10; who'd've thought that little wedge of green would be so lovely. A friendly, chatty crowd, cheap as chips race with an engraved medal and excellent cakes and refreshments... Thank you St Albans for making us feel very welcome. Date of review: May 9, 2011
In full: Decided to do this one again at the last minute after pulling out of a half due to illness. Still not feeling 100% come the start of the race I'm glad I turned up. Beautiful day & nice scenic course.
The hills were just as I remembered - frequent! Nothing really steep & they're over quite quickly.
Despite being a very small local race, it is well organised.
In short: spectacular views as the scene In full: great run, start point a little bit disappointing as I lost 1 minute because of narrow lane. Later on everything great- marshalls did a great job. My result is as it was. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Quite Challenging 10k through nice country lanes In full: Really nice event put on by St Albans Striders - certainly not flat but hills generally fairly short. Nice cakes at the end. Only grumble is that the results are incorrect and I appear to have been given time of the runner who finished behind me which cost me 30 seconds :( Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Great race with very good undulating course In full: Really liked the race. Thanks to the marshalls whose encouragment was fantastic. I thought the course was more undulating than hilly, the ups weren't too long and you could enjoy the downs. As for medals and goodie bags, nice medal was received but personally I'd be happy without one and put the money to a good cause or a lower entrance fee. Date of review: May 10, 2010
In short: Lovely country lanes but undulating may be a bit of an understatement! In full: Great local race feel. Organisation was fine. Very rarely flat, you're either going up a hill or back down. A few tough hills but they're only short. Date of review: May 10, 2010
In short: A challenging race in pretty Hertfordshire countryside In full: The organisation is good and although there is no-where specific to leave your bag I felt it was safe enough leaving mine in the school hall. I didn't worry about that at all.
The start is slow because of a narrow path and lots of people but in a way that's no bad thing as this is a tough race and it helps not to go off too quickly in the excitement.
All the marshalls were clapping and cheering us along and I appreciated and thanked every single one of them for doing that.
There are two really tough hills, and a couple not so bad. It's lovely running in the countryside and there were bluebells everywhere.
It's a great feeling wearing the medal at the end. Date of review: May 9, 2010