In short: Hilly and challenging but with good scenery, organisation and a lovely mug to finish. In full: This was a great race which I really enjoyed. It was hilly and challenging, but also had some great downhill sections. The organisation was good and the people friendly. I really liked the mug and my whole family enjoyed the show. All in all it was a great day out. Date of review: July 26, 2005
In short: Nice scenery once you were on your way up the first hill, well marshalled, great fun throwing yourself down the trail, and a nice mug to remember it by. Warn anyone coming to watch about the £5 entry fee though - Mrs G wasn't too happy about that! Date of review: July 26, 2005
In short: **Flat course, Very well marshalled, Mile markers missing, Glastonbury-esque toilet scenarios, Dodgy commentator, Good fun** In full: +++POSITIVES+++ Well marshalled, plenty of water, flat course (managed a PB), obligatory 'amusing' middle-aged commentator
---NEGATIVES--- Mile markers missing (2 + 3 missing, 1 in wrong place), not enough bogs (please get some more), obligatory 'amusing' middle-aged commentator
It also rained, perhaps in response to another gag about someone not wearing their race number. Overall recommended.
In short: Excellent In full: A little hilly but worth the scenery.Fantastic through the forest and fields.Nice twist!!! Thank you to the children at the water station for the sponges!!!well organised Date of review: July 25, 2005
In short: One of the tougher halfs, but at least not boringly flat In full: Even though the hills were tough, especially the one between 11 & 12 miles, there was something about this race which makes you say, I would probably do this again. Water stations plentiful, and all had sponges as well. Overall a very good event in a very nice setting, with a nice show and a few beers to finish off. Also makes a change having a Saturday race. Date of review: July 24, 2005