In short: Good end to year - challenging course depending on wind direction but loops! In full: First a big well done to the marshalls - rarely have I seen so many marshalls at a race and they were universally friendly and supportive.
Organisation generally was very good. Good race HQ, plenty of announcements. Chips on morning seemed to go well.
Race? Its a three lap route along some of Norther Luton and surrounding roads (2-3 miles along A6 for example) which isnt exactly inspiring. No real hills but plenty of slopes nto challenge you particularly on third lap.
Key to this race is where the wind is blowing. Today it seemed to be in face for 90% of time and against you on big hills which made it difficult.
Not a huge amount of support around the course but runners fairly friendly.
Also a relay which seemed to work well with the three lap nature of the race.
Nice medal. Supposed to be a momento but not sure what that was (no big deal to be honest)
So a well organised run for those who want a challenging end to year. Date of review: December 6, 2009
In short: Well organised, plenty of marshalls, worth the hills! In full: I completed the marathon on this good event. The mix of relay and marathon runners makes sure you are never on your own. The hills aren't difficult, but you certainly feel them on the last lap! I would recommend the event if you don't want the fuss of a big event, this is small enough to remain personal and friendly. I must say the most difficult part for me was walking up the hill to collect the medal! (That was just cruel!) Date of review: December 6, 2009