In full: I had 'Champion the wonder horse' music playing in my head as we set off at a fair gallop on the racecourse, by the end of the first furlong before the proper race started I was puffed! It was brilliant though...particularly once you'd finished!! The scenery was glorious. It helped that the weather was a non normal November morn...I love Dr Robb's random races, and what's more I now love his mother-in-law. She is a little loathe to partake in the union jack shorts herself, but I feel she would give it a go. She made the best cuppa at the end. A great feel good day - glad I did it under my Midsummer Munro time, but it was rather challenging!!! Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: beautiful scenery, tough hills, muddy tracks, friendly, carrots at finish - what more could you ask for? In full: Great race, generally very well organised, (except the marshals who decided some of us were having it too easy, so sent us off on a 1km - 2km detour, but at least it gives us an excuse for our times). Using jockeys' changing rooms gave everyone a chance to weigh in and somewhere warm to wait for the start. Free tea and coffee, entertainment from the lady morris dancers and National Anthem, all gave us a great start.
Beautiful course, which I could see when I occasionally managed to look up from trying to keep on my feet and struggle up the hills. Super atmosphere - really friendly and encouraging - with every Marshall cheering you on and telling you how well you're doing. At the finish, free beer, carrots, t-shirt with everyones' names, jaffa cakes.... Great! Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: Dr. Rob creates another classic race In full: Aside from a marshal directing most of the field the wrong way near the turn around point the organisation was, as usual, very good. The fine weather meant for perfect running conditions but be advised trail shoes are mandatory on this course with aggressive grip required if the conditions are worse next year. All in all a great race. Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: This race is Hard, But very enjoyable. It was my first half marathon and all the stewards and other runners were amazingly supportive. The views during the race are wonderful but the ground is pretty risky so spent a lot of time looking down Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: Must be the only half-marathon with Morris Dancing and free beer. In full: A beautiful course with marvellous views and the usual encouragement from the trionium marshals. Brilliant facilities at the start, the weighing-in scales were an interesting touch. The extra loop at the bottom of the hill added a few minutes, but no harm done. Overall, it was a beautiful course and the views off the top made all the climbing worthwhile. Off-road shoes are a must for next time though, some of the paths were very slippy. Date of review: November 28, 2011