In short: Hilly but can afford to go flat out at 12M as rest really is all downhill In full: As long as you don't go mad on the long climb from miles 2 to 3 there is plenty of opportunity to make up time. I preferred the course to Watford Date of review: March 1, 2009
In short: Beautiful run through varied, undulating countryside In full: Great weather for it. Slightly concerned by amount of traffic on the course - particularly the extremely fast clumps of racing cyclists coming in the opposite direction! Date of review: March 1, 2009
In short: Scenic, hilly route. Some adjustments could improve the event though. In full: The route is lovely, undulating landscape through a variety of farmland and woodland on minor roads.
The event could be improved by: - more toilets (what event couldn't though!) - supervised bag storage. When I collected my belongings there was no sign of supervision. On the plus side, nothing was missing. - warning the local cycling fraternity. There was conflict between the single-track remaining road users and cyclists coming down hill, along with runners coming up-hill providing language that would make my mother blush (from all parties). Date of review: March 1, 2009
In short: The views and downhills made up for the hard bits. In full: Really pretty race, and there are good down hills as well as challenging up hills, it was my first time at this race and would definately go back. Date of review: March 1, 2009
In short: A Cheeky Little Race In full: The organisation was much better than last year and the comments about the waterstops last year were clearly listened too and acted on. The entry for locals on the day before needs looking at now but on the whole this race goes from strenght to strength. Date of review: March 1, 2009