In short: Loved it but it was tough. Unique. The estuaries were a welcome relief to hot legs (now i know why animals flock the watering holes in Africa). In full: One worth doing and would do again one day. Excellent organisation, ran like clockwork. Plenty of water stations (needed on such a warm day) and all the volunteers were brilliant, a massive thank you to them. Due to the terrain they were the only spectators throughout the race (and they cheered everyone along), until the end where, i have to say was surprised and uplifted to see so many people cheering the runners in. Date of review: July 29, 2011
In short: The best half marathon I have done In full: This is a great race in a really beautiful location (which enjoyed some fantastic weather). The organisation was excellent, and the marshals were some of the friendliest I have experienced.
Although it is not necessarily a PB course, the exceptional nature makes it a race that all runners should try. A nice medal and a warm welcome at the finish really make this a superb event. It beats running on roads any day!
Thank you to all the organisers & volunteers. I'll be back next year.
In short: Brilliant. Wonderful scenery, challemging terrain, plenty of water stations and willing, helpful smiling volunteers. I will be back in 2012 In full: Please, please please can the runners put their empties in the next available bin or leave at the next water station,there were plenty available. This is a wonderful,unique area and to spoil the environment with your lack of respect was very annoying. It should not be for the volunteers to clear up after you. Date of review: July 28, 2011
In short: A unique event with excellent organisation with the potential to become one of the UK's premier events. In full: An excellent race and thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible. The organisation was excellent from start to finish and even included a parachute display at the start and a low level fly past by a Lancaster Bomber at the half way stage! A following breeze for most of the race helped but the cooling waters of the river crossing at the half way distance gave a opportunity to cool down and sooth aching muscles. A unique and challenging way to cross the bay and a must do for any runner. This is already unique and has the potential to become one of the UK premier events.