In short: PB course, well organised In full: Yet another pleased runner with a PB here.
Course is as flat as they come, so perfect for a quick time. The finish on the grass is a bit of a pain, but I can undersatnd it makes things easier for the organisers. Marshalls did a great job keeping the course traffic free, shame the odd rude driver can't wait for five minutes.
Do agree about the t-shirts - I had to go back for mine after I spotted everyone else wearing them. Hall was quite far from the finish and parking too.
All minor gripes though, all in all an excellent race. Well done GBRC. Date of review: February 8, 2010
In full: 2nd time I have run this, great race very well organised with friendly and enthusiatic marshalls, great scenery and a very fast flat course, managed a new PB so very pleased. Only issue was not enough portaloos the I tink i queued for 25 mins. Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: excellent race.very fast course .knocked 3 minutes off my pb. Very well organised apart from the t shirt which i missed as nobody at the end mentioned it.it. Apart from that a great day out Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: Well organised and clearly going from strength to strentgh In full: I agree with some of the reviews that the event itself is maybe suffering from its own popularity. That said, some extra facilities are the only thing missing from this fast, friendly and well organised race. Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: Fast & Friendly In full: This race was very different from my previous HM's, run on quiet country lanes instead of through a city & it made a nice change. The event was very well organised. The marshalls were enthuastic despite the cold. I set a big PB and the course definately helped. Great goody bag, technical shirt & medal! Will definately be doing this again next year! Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: Nice race, only a few minor quibbles that might make it a really good one. In full: Race venue is a little small for the number of runners, but I suppose that is a problem caused by the races popularity - resrtict the entry slightly? Not enough "facilities", I don't know if race organisers have guidelines as to how many portaloos there must be per runner, but the queues were too long! - and no mens showers at all afterwards! Apart from that good run, liked the space blankets, needed actually, but had to be told where to get my Tshirt, can see why some people missed out, they needed to be a bit more obvious. Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: i can see why this is in the runners world top 50 In full: all i can say is, a great race that is superbly run, chip timing, water in bottles not cups, a great goody bag with medal and tech t/shirt, super value for what is one of my most favourite races, and a fast flat course for a personal best, well done great bentley rc Date of review: February 8, 2010