In short: Absoloutely brilliant! Good parking and changing facilities. Lots for all the family to do. . Good course and well marshalled. Superb goody bag and medal and fantastic free t-shirt. Also carted home a tray of Muller yoghurts! Will be returning. Date of review: May 11, 2008
In short: The best value race, I've ever done! Heat was a killer though In full: First time at this race, but really enjoyed it, course nice and flat apart from the hill at the start. Incredibly generous with all the goodies including medal, 2 t-shirts! lots of yoghurts and a few other things. The heat made it hard work, but plenty of water was available.
Took 2 minutes of my p.b too. Hope to be back Date of review: May 11, 2008
In short: Good race and good stuff at the end! In full: This is a very well organised race, plenty of encouraging marshalls and a lot of the roads closed as well. Bit up and down the first couple of miles but the rest is fairly flat. Tough running today but thats due to the warm weather and good to see plenty of water stations during the event. The start is still very chaotic and it does take a minute or two to get into any real running speed as some of the slower runners started near the front but thats just a minor thing. Also so much stuff for your money, running t-shirt then at the end the goody bag with masses of stuff in as well and 12 muller yogurts to take home, got to be the best value race ever! Date of review: May 11, 2008
In short: Brilliant In full: Despite the overwhelming heat, this race was brilliant. The organization was good, with excellent crowd support all the way round. The Marshalls did a great job and should be commended - we saw two separate incidents where they were nearly mown down by impatient motorists whilst trying to stop the traffic for us. The first two miles did seem uphill, but I'm sure this felt worse than it actually was because of the sun. We got fantastic goody bags, fantastic day-glo yellow breathable t-shirts, and walked off just about as many yoghurts as we were able to carry! One of the better races for family and freinds spectating, there was loads to see and do at the finish. Excellent! :-) Date of review: May 11, 2008
In short: Wonderful race, you get so much for your entry fee! In full: The sun was a bit fierce, which made it a tough one, and it was a bit up & down in the first couple of miles, but I wouldn't have missed this race for anything. The technical race t-shirt is lovely - a choice of 2 colours, and sizing that actually fits. Plus there were free fleeces if you got there early enough. The support along the route was good - and the cheers at the start were deafening. A nice goody bag with a water bottle and a quality medal. Plus a whole tray of yoghurts.
This is a very beginner-friendly race - plenty of people over an hour. And very well organised road closures. I will be back! Date of review: May 11, 2008
In short: The heat made this one a hard one! In full: Very well organised race. First couple of miles are quite hilly but the rest is fairly flat. Best value race going-great T shirt,goody bag AND a dozen muller yogurts! The finish was much better than last year-well done to all involved Date of review: May 11, 2008
In short: Great race In full: Bit chaotic at the start with slower runners turning up and starting in front of quicker runners so that needs looking at. Good well marshalled flat fast course and I personally had no problems at the end with a queue. I thought the goody bag was a great extra add on and will be back next yr, just work on the start if you can please. Date of review: June 18, 2007
In short: Same sentiment as others, a race that has been good in the past has now taken a downhill turn. In full: Same sentiment as others, a race that has been good in the past has now taken a downhill turn. The finish was the worst ever, after a race a drink is most welcome yet we were sent off on a long q to get our goody bag -which was a let down- and medal. I don't think the water stop in factory works either, to see all thos wasted water bottles is a crime, just a cup would suffice and lets have the bottle at the end. Date of review: May 17, 2007