In short: Could not get to it... In full: Given the weather conditions, if you did not live within 30 minutes drive it was almost impossible to get to. Was warned off most roads in my area just after getting into my car and the heaviness of the snowfall made it impossible to be able to get there in time. Should have been cancelled! Date of review: April 7, 2008
In short: Artic weather, poor experience, great marshalls! In full: Disappointed 1st timer at artic weather conditions which were accurately forecast and therefore expected at least a hot drink at finish from a biggish running company and some pre-race news update on telephone or website. No result times posted yet (now 10.00am Monday).Toilet facilities good. Not sure I'd come back next year. Many thanks to all marshalls who did a stoic job in difficult conditions. Date of review: April 7, 2008
In short: Poor value for money, compounded by freak weather In full: For a company organisaed event, there should have been a phone line and website update confirming the race was on.
The organisers could not have predicted the weather conditions - sub zero start and two inches of snow - but promises made on the entry form not met. Anyone with a time slower than 46 mins could not see their result on the day and the results are not yet on the website at 9am the next day.
Markers were in miles but the course sent out a route marked in kms. Commentry was poor - just read numbers of runners as they crossed the line but thanks to the stewards who did have to brave horrendous weather conditions. Date of review: April 7, 2008
In short: With 4 inches of snow, it is scandalous that it wasn't cancelled. In full: We had 4 inches of snowfall two hours before the race. The organiser's helpline was not manned and there was no information on their website. It should have been cancelled. Date of review: April 7, 2008
In short: It snowed ! In full: Yes, it snowed, which threw out our ideas of a PB, but the organisation was good. There were plenty of nice toilets, the marquee was there as promised, as were the medals etc at the end. The only other comment I would make is the markers were all at mile intervals, not KM as we were expecting, and as were marked on the route map they sent us, which confused me at the first as I thought there was no way I was running that slowly ! Oh and the tannoy system which you couldn't really hear as we were all sat in our cars keeping warm before we started. Was expecting a bit more for my entry, as it was run by a professional company. Date of review: April 6, 2008
In short: No update on the phone message or the website to say it was on! In full: Couldn't find out if the race was on through any means, which considering it was operated by a company is pretty poor. Would have expected SOME information considering it is run for profit! Date of review: April 6, 2008