In short: A well organised race, [only] spoilt by the heat In full: A lot of lowish scores for this. I reckon the heat has influenced them. Whilst I prefer the normal route, this one might've been OK if the temperature had not been approaching 30C. Ignoring the heat, it was very well organised, there was a nice T-shirt and medal, the end-of-race refreshments were up to their normal standard: ice lollies and free Lucozade. The chip timing was a nice feature too.
To those people who've answered 'No' to the 'do it again?' question, give it another go and judge it after that.
See y'all next year. Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: Would have been a great race but the heat was unforgiving! In full: I hate to be boring and say the same as everyone else but the weather made the race pretty unbearable at times. St johns ambulance were kept mighty busy! Being a city girl, I loved the scenery but there were a few long stretches/ hills. The ice lolly at the end was fab! Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: Good event in blistering conditions In full: Lots of plus's for this race, marshals, police did a good job medal and tee shirt On the minus - just the heat - guess thats what you can get with a June event - Did over 10 mins slower than last year - and happy enough Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: Marvelous marshalling but can't avoid the heat In full: Some of the best support I've seen round the course from cheery marshalls and drinks stations - who must have been feeling the heat too. But the ten o'clock start meant that the heatwave just wilted us. And the hill at 11 miles was purgatory. Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: hill @ 11!!, no shade, boring views - good water, thanks marshalls In full: No lollies for me. Didn't enjoy the narrow uneven pavements. Boring views, With the heat this was an all round below par race. Well done to St Johns, the marshalls, the water stops - I agree early start would've helped Date of review: June 11, 2006