In short: Good potential for a PB but lousy weather on the day In full: Terrible weather for the race,rain, wind and cold too. It was not so bad with the wind until you hit the 6 mile mark and ran into it all the way back with the last 800mtrs a real struggle so fair play to those sub 1hr runners. With good weather this is a PB course.
Most of the run was through country roads so not so many cars about.
Lots of parking and easy to find. Down side, no toilets, real issue. I was really dissapointed with the momento at the end too, it was a plastic coaster. The weather was a major factor on feeling flat at the end but the goodies really added to feeling as well.
In short: loved it. excellent organisation - none of the teething problems you often get with inaugural races. marshalls friendly and knowledgeable. would recommend it and will certainly be back next year - a great route Date of review: February 14, 2011
In short: A good first running of this event. In full: A good event and a good course, well marshalled and well organised. Finish was a bit slippy so could be improved a little. A few inconsiderate drivers on the course, might have benefited from some more Runners In Road signs. Plan to be back next year. Date of review: February 14, 2011
In short: A well organised, fast, flat course good for any level of runner. In full: I got a PB on this by over a minute so the PB potential is not in dobt, the course its self is as flat as you will get it, and the scenery is not to bad either. The organisers done a job well done on this. However the value of the race entry was a bit steep. Date of review: February 13, 2011
In short: Enjoyable, despite the awful weather. In full: Very pleasant route from Melksham, around National Trust village of Lacock and back to Melksham along country roads. Undulating rather than the flat PB material described. Well marshalled, although could do with a few more signs (car parks, race HQ, "slow runners ahead" that sort of thing) but well done for putting on a successful inaugral race. Date of review: February 13, 2011