In short: I must be mad! In full: My first ever marathon of any kind ( barring a 10K about 10 years ago). Totally drained me but was running for a good cause.. see you all next year! Date of review: June 25, 2007
In short: Really tough but so friendly and well organised. Put me down for next year! In full: This was my third, so it can't be that bad. I think the hills take your mind off the distance, or is it the other way round. Great scenery, great organisation, so friendly. It certainly is tough, but I'll be back again next year. Above all it was FUN. Date of review: June 25, 2007
In short: Fab event, if like me you're bored of road races then try this.Not for the faint hearted,but has supplied the buzz i'd been missing recently.A big thank you to all involved......plus great goody bag and apple pastry type thing at end!! Date of review: June 25, 2007
In short: Boy do those steps hurt!! In full: A fantastic race where the "out and back" course means that you pass everyone during the race from leader to back-marker. All that's missing is the Rocky theme tune as you climb the seemingly endless steps. Date of review: June 25, 2007
In short: the hardest and most enjoyable 1/2m around. mud this year was an extra challenge In full: thanks again to dr rob and all the helpers and marshalls for making a brilliant afternoon out Date of review: June 25, 2007
In short: Great race but not for the feint hearted. Its as tough as they say. But oh the sense of achievement when you climb the steps for the last time and soak up the atmosphere coming down the long finishing slope. In full: Excellent race. Well organised, nice goodey bag, lots of support. Date of review: June 25, 2007
In short: Ouch, Painful, Killer 1/2 marathon but FANTASTIC In full: What an amazing race. So very nervous at the start. I honestly felt sick to the stomach at the thought of what was ahead but once I got the first hill out of the way I managed to just get on with it. All our fellow runners were SO supportive throughout and the few spectators dotted around the course were very encouraging. The marshalls did a fantastic job. Very friendly and supportive. Never have I ran a race where the majority of the support comes from other people running the crazy race with you! The sweets, mars bars and sports drink were very welcome and the piper helped me get up the long grass track towards the half way stage. The one thing that I didn't want to do was get my feet wet over the stepping stones at the beginning because I didn't want to get any blisters. Oh well, can't have everything I suppose. The feet got wet but I didn't get any blisters. Even though my legs are stiffer today than yesterday, I would do it all again! At least I can say I've now done my first 1/2 marathon! Surely any other 1/2 marathon will be so much easier.
To all those that run the Picnic you have my total respect.
I hope everyone who entered the Munro and the Picnic all completed the course without serious injury. Just a few aches and pains, but I like that!! Date of review: June 25, 2007