In short: Superb race In full: A really enjoyable, but tough race that you feel great having completed. Dr Rob did a superb job organising the event, with several lovely touches like the piper and goody bag tee shirt with every runner's name on the back.
In short: Fantastic race In full: Did anyone manage to run up all those steps?! Really great race, in beautiful surroundings, not that I looked around much as I was too worried about where I was putting my feet. I don't understand the significance of the vast quantities of carrots though.... Date of review: June 24, 2007
In short: best event on the race calendar In full: great atmosphere, really supportive runners, extremely challenging course (my legs are still aching!), superbly organised, great finishers pack including an amazing medal..what more can I say other than do it next year, I certainly will be. Date of review: June 24, 2007
In short: One for the diary for 2008 to do again. In full: A fantastic event as ever with some great touches (piper, post-race picnic, t-shirt with all runners' names). Thanks Dr Rob for putting on another terrific event. Did anyone mention the hills and steps ....? Date of review: June 24, 2007
In short: Deserves it's reputation (as a great & tough race) In full: My first time at this race and hopefully not the last. Despite the rain at the beginning,everything about the race made it stand out, organisation, friendliness, support, piper on top of the hill, killer hill start.....If you like a challenge over more 'normal' HM's, this is the beast. I couldn't comprehend before the race what 3000 ft of ascent would be like, but now I do. Initially disappointed to be walking the first set of steps I came to but after a while you realise there's no other way to do it. I kept some in reserve for the second half and although my calves cramped for the last half mile, I made a magnificent downhill sprint at the end, and felt really good. Pleased with 2-18 but aching a little today though! Marathoners were awesome - I overtook one guy on the return leg after a struggle up hill only to realise he was the marathon leader (& eventual winner) - did both circuits quicker than me. Respect. Only minor criticism was on the way back, with a more spread out field, I took two wrong turnings and had to be put right but that's no big deal and a minor detail. A big thanks to all the cheery organisers and fellow 'runners' helping to encourage one another on. Hope to see you all next year. Oh, and the T-shirt (sized), shoe bag and paperweight were great, as was the food at the end. Although expensive to enter, you do get your moneys worth & then some. Well done Dr. Rob et al. Date of review: June 24, 2007