In short: Fantastic scenery and the organisers were very friendly In full: I decided to make this the last half marathon before my birthday and it was a fantastic gift!
First of all, the course was very well planned. The scenery was gorgeous and combines all kinds of surfaces (paved, gravel and grass, no mud but that's a +). The trail is not an ideal one for a PB as there are some stretches with uneven surfaces but there are no major or steep hills. My Garmin read an elevation gain of 454 mts. The route was very clearly signposted though I noticed one person joining through a "shortcut" just before mile 7. The marshals and all the organisers were very friendly and the water stations evenly arranged. There weren't many runners, but that added to the friendly atmosphere of the event. I'll definitively do it again!
In short: I'll be back! In full: well organised, friendly marshalls, route well signed. I found this hard but had done a 10 mile race the day before. Hot day but a welcome breeze. Water stations just right. What a scenic venue. Well done to Keith and the team. Date of review: July 26, 2010
In short: Water Stations and road markers were GREAT!!!! The race was run really well - exceptionally well!!!! I loved it!!!! GREAT JOB!!!! Keep organizing more races PLEASE!!!! LOVED the medal. The course was a great mixture of all terain. In full: The staff were the friendliest I have been around!!!! I am a HUGE FAN!!! Date of review: July 25, 2010
In short: Prilent for New Race In full: Good Waterstops and Marshalls,Unique T Shirt and Medal.Next Year why not GoodyBag and Free Voucher or Pint.ThanYou Fat Feet.See You at Rutland. Date of review: July 25, 2010
In short: nice scenery, harder than it should have been! In full: Well run, marshalls and water folk all friendly. Hot day, but lots of water provided so that helped. Was not expecting the bits on grass, so that slowed me down. Not flat, but think my legs were just not up to it today! Nice run overall. Date of review: July 25, 2010
In full: A nice race, small turn out - maybe 100 runners? Very well organised, mile makers and water stations all perfect. Very good marshaling. Parking 100 yards from the start. No traffic at all. A small part of the route (2 miles?) is on paths round the edges of fields which were rutted and bumpy - so no PB. Nice and friendly atmosphere. Date of review: July 25, 2010