In short: Good race laughs off dreadful weather In full: The weather seemed to bring out the best in people. The marshalling was superb. In Patrixbourne, there was a choice between running through a ford, or using a footbridge. Everyone fording the stream got a cheer from the spectators! Date of review: January 25, 2009
In short: Excellent race In full: Most well organised race i've been in so far. Marshalls everywhere who were remarkably cheery given the weather. Very nice scenic route although a bit narrow just after the start so make sure you are near the front to avoid getting held up. The hills are NOT as bad as some say and the downhill finish is very fast. Great fun, even in the rain. Date of review: January 25, 2009
In short: Wet, Windy, Wonderful Marshall's In full: This was a tough race for me only my second race and with the added fear of the weather was not looking forward to my sunday. But once I got into it I loved it, the marshalls were amazing so encouraging and they must have been frozen, so a big thank you to them all. T-Shirt a bit disappointing.
In short: A bit moist In full: A decent course which would have been fine if it was not raining! Congrats to the marshals who stook it out guiding the runner through, their efforts were much appreciated! Date of review: January 25, 2009
In short: Hellish cold & windy, but the marshals stuck it out! In full: Got my name wrong in spite of the fact that I registered on-line through runners world. Otherwise, perfect! Date of review: January 25, 2009
In short: Wet, windy and challenging! In full: It was well organised and the marshalls did a good job, in poor conditions. I found it hard going but would like to have another go with the sun on my back, rather than the wind and rain in my face! Date of review: January 25, 2009
In short: Better in retrospect than it seemed in the wind and rain -- glad I did it In full: Good atmosphere, challenging route. The weather was foul but the marshalls were cheery. Date of review: January 25, 2009
In short: Well organised, not elitist, challenging but great fun when I finished In full: Running five months, first big race. A lot of club runners but felt supported by other runners and marshalls. Hills are fierce but knew this when I booked. Really enjoyed it despite atrocious weather and managed 96 minutes. Date of review: January 25, 2009