In short: A nice challenge with good reward In full: Do not be put off by the hill at the start the down hill is the challenge for your knees (or rather mine). Good well organized race. Goody bag excellent the technical t-shirt excellent and the medal very Impressive. well worth the trip and the money (other races need to be nearer to this standard) will be back next year to try to beat my new pb set today Many thanks handy cross runners for a great day. Date of review: July 17, 2011
In short: Brilliant organisation and great goody bag, but you have to earn it In full: That hill in the 2nd k is tough, and it hits you before you're really warmed up so it's hard work. From then on there are constant minor undulations to keep you on your toes, before an even steeper downhill - I'm glad they don't run it in reverse! Ninth k through the trees was very slippery & needed a bit of care (one of the leaders came a cropper), but there is really nothing to criticise even constructively at this event - it all went very well. And the goody bag for the money is excellent - technical t-shirt, nice medal, food, drink & various assorted goodies, so thank you to the generous sponsors.
Would I do it again? Yes, but I'd do some extra hill training first! Date of review: July 17, 2011
In short: Like clockwork In full: Its not the prettiest of courses, but offers a decent challenge. Slightly lacking in atmosphere, but thats down to the competitors really, I must go faster or slower to find the friendly folk I guess. Great value, massive goody bag with very little I won't use. Puts bigger, costlier races to shame Date of review: July 17, 2011
In short: Nice challenging run In full: Overall the race was very well organised. The announcer was entertaining, and did well to get people ready for the race, by clearly notifying all the runners how much time was left before the race started. The one downside was that, at certain points the running path got very narrow. However, the goodie bag, medal and T-shirt received at the end of the race made up for any downside. Great race!!! Date of review: July 17, 2011
In short: Killer hill but lovely scenery and enthusiastic marshalls made this race enjoyable In full: Once the hill is out of the way this is a great fun race through lovely scenery and mostly traffic free. The marshalls were friendly - especially the one making sure the half marathon and 10k runners went the right way as the races split. Great goody bag, nice medal and t-shirt made this an enjoyable race. Date of review: July 17, 2011
In short: Great race for a PB and a full goody bag In full: Well organised with friendly marshals, good support and one of the best commentators at a race I've heard. The worst bit is the narrow start but at least its chip timed so even that isn't too much of an issue. Date of review: May 11, 2011