In short: Tough race - great scenery, back next year! In full: Fantastic atmosphere - and wonderful location. I imagine the weather can really make or break this race.....blazing sunshine made it tougher, but the views...oh the views!
In short: Brutal, but great In full: This is a brutal race. It took me 1 hour longer than my previous best. I have never had more painful legs. The effort it took to simply walk up the hills on the second lap was immense. I have never had so much cramp. But do not let this put you off. This is a fantastic race - the antithesis of FLM, and is wonderfully organised by the inimitable Rod erry. DO IT. Date of review: September 5, 2005
In short: Fantastic run, great scenery, far too hot for it yesterday though, wilted in the heat! In full: Much preferred the start at New Dungeon, allowed for a great warm-up before the hill leading up to the YHA and also meant there wasn't a long, hard slog back along the flat at the end. Fantastic but tough half - thanks for all who organised! Date of review: September 5, 2005
In short: Absolutley fantastic race, very tough due to the amount of climbing and heat. Couldn't fault the organisation, carried my own drink which I'd recommened to anyone in the future despite there being enough water stations, as the climbs make you very th Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: the best and the hardest half i've done In full: you can't beat it. but it can beat you. hill after hill, beautiful views after beautiful views. what more can you ask. Date of review: July 5, 2005
In short: It's a Carlsberg of a marathon! In full: If Carlsberg rated marathons, this would probably be the best marathon in the world! Talking of Carlsberg, you'll be ready for one at the end!! It's an absolute must, if only for the scenery and atmosphere. It was my first marathon and as I enjoyed it so much it will probably be the only one I enter year after year. It's tough and challenging to say the least, but so very enjoyable. On the negative side, would suggest you don't do it if you're into quick times. Fortunately, hard as I may try, I'm never into quick times!! Date of review: February 23, 2005