In short: Very enjoyable run In full: My first ever comp and although I wasn't running to beat people I was glad I didn't come last!! The hills are V hard but I really enjoyed it. At least I know I have done the hardest half marathon. Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Great when you finish! In full: Being one of those fortunates who pick up prizes these are very generous considering the low entry fee. Always a hard but enjoyable race Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Tough, but worth the effort In full: I used this race as hill training in my marathon schedule and I don't know if I'd want to out and out race this one without an oxygen tank half way up each hill! The weather could've been better but that was out of anyone's control and there were plenty of black bin liners being handed out to anyone who needed them at the start.
The organisers did a great job and the marshals were all very supportive and happy, despite having to stand in the rain for 2 to 3 hours.
The only small gripe I've got is that I was handed a goody bag and told it contained a small t shirt, when in fact it contained a large one...oh well, I've got another night shirt. Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: A challenging start - straight up the first of four hills, in spitting rain. Another one at mile three, and a real cracker at mile 8, only to be finished by one last summit at mile 10. All downhill to the finish. Loved every minute. Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Well organised and enjoyable event. In full: Hills were challenging but in only my second half marathon I didn't find them insurmountable. Found the encouragement from the marshalls a real help. Date of review: November 8, 2004