In short: You just wish for a flat section after a while but a stunning route In full: Could have done with a better map of Worksop as we couldn't find the Town Hall but once there everything went smoothly. Good changing facilities and a reasonable amount of toilets. Looking forward to next year. Date of review: November 8, 2011
In short: Fantastic! I would not miss this race for anything! In full: Great organization, beautiful scenic course through Clumber Park, traffic free roads with well manned drink stations. Fantastic atmosphere – they even had a brass band at halfway round! To top it all off there was even a downhill finish, well filled goody bag with well designed technical T! If only other races were this good!! The only problem is I’m not getting any youger!!
In short: Enjoyable race, well worth the entry fee In full: This was one race too far for me this year (debut marathon and 6 other halves) and even though I was disappointed with my 1h24, I don't want that to cloud my review of a very enjoyable and well organised race.
The course is varied, undulating (hillier than I remembered!) and suitably challenging to make for an interesting run. The final mile downhill into town is great and the support at the finish (and throughout Clumber Park) is good.
The goody bag was probably the best I've had all year and the Technical T-Shirt is a nice touch (it will get used, rather than being left in a drawer!).
I'll definitely be entering again next year and would recommend it to others. Date of review: November 2, 2011