In short: Good race, well organised, slow in places, fast in others and proper pretty. In full: Hilly, yes, but the downhills are great and very fast. Probably the prettiest race I've done. Well organised with lots if marshalls and fair local support. Weather was bad when I did it, but that can't be helped.
Goodie bag is minimal but my major gripe is the number of people wearing headphones, when they're expressly banned in this race. If they're banned, then runners wearing them should be disqualified. Date of review: March 5, 2012
In short: Beautiful scenery distracted me from the rain and my suffering In full: My 2nd time doing Berkhamsted. A really lovely route and not as hilly as I remembered. It's a shame the roads aren't closed to traffic. Date of review: March 5, 2012
In short: lovely race - but left a bad taste in the mouth In full: Well organised, charming race. Challenging hills and lovely scenery. Shame it rained cats and dogs all day. ..but what about the 'Geo' snack bar in the goody bag with a 2005 sell by date - left a bad taste on an otherwise sweet event. Date of review: March 5, 2012
In short: great race, one I would do again In full: I was a bit gutted that all that lovely scenery had to be viewed through a constant downpour of rain, but it was still stunning and worth the effort. A couple of tough hills but the downhills were lovely. Definitely wouldn't advise ipod wearing (as some people were) as there are times when the traffic is a little close for comfort. Only downside was queuing for ages to get out of the car park as I was soaked to the skin, very cold and very hungry! Date of review: March 5, 2012
In short: Well organised race In full: The course is tough but the scenery is lovely. The organisation is excellent especially the way they organised the baggage tents. The volunteers/marshals were very pleasant and helpful. I would also like to give a very big thanks again to the young lad that very kindly took my chip off at the end of the race as I was so tired I could not bend down to take it off myself! Date of review: March 5, 2012