In short: Good race, well organised, well marshalled. A few hills! Weather held out! In full: I enjoyed this run. You get to run down a big hill on the way out. Unfortunately it is still there on the way back! Lots of puddles on the lanes to splosh through due to the incessant rain (which actually held off for the whole race). Finish was nice - and what a fantastic medallion at the end! Date of review: July 1, 2007
In short: A good hilly road race. In full: Lots of beginers in what is a stiff challenge I think,so well done to them!Good support at finish and the rain held off.That final long hill takes some doing. Date of review: July 1, 2007
In short: The hill was a killer, but there were ferrets at the end! In full: Excellently organised - good signs leading to start and carpark made it easy to find. Marshalling was excellent throughout. Course was pleasant, except for the hill just after 8km. Part of the Bromsgrove Carnival in Sanders Park, so there were stalls to wander round afterwards - including Mercia Ferret Welfare and Rescue, witha 'ferret roulette'. I got a spot prize, so between that and the ferrets I was pretty chuffed. Date of review: July 1, 2007
In short: Great break in the weather - but hilly ! In full: A very well organised race - good marshalling, but a very challenging run - very hilly - more of a going for a finish alive than getting a PB !! - good finish run. Date of review: July 1, 2007
In short: Four hills and a great clap home. In full: This is my favourite race as its my home town and living in Oxford, I look for any an excuse to go back. The course is a little testing - up and down two good hills, a loop around then return back over the two hills. 2006 was a hot one (30 degrees celsius) - hopefully it will be a little tamer next year.
The race starts and finshes on Sanders Park, a large park a walkable distance from Bromsgrove town centre with great support at the end. Its one of those where everybody seems to linger a little more than usual after the race.
In short: Well organised, traffic free and friendly In full: A testing gem of a course especially as it's traffic free. Marshalls and organisation great with really good support as you come in to the finish. One year we'll get typical summer weather (cold and wet) and that will make it perfect. Date of review: July 3, 2006
In short: Very well organised In full: Excellent organisation. Extra water station due to the very hot weather was a blessing. Course was a bit narrow and there was some confusion with slower runners (like me) getting in the way of the faster runners as they were being lapped. Nice medal and nice spot prize. Overall, an excellent day out. Date of review: July 3, 2006
In short: HOT! In full: It was amazingly hot and sticky, which slowed some of us down anyway, there were more water stations added to compensate for the weather, but Iguess it would never seem enough!I have to say I think there was a lot more hills than stipulated on the race plan, and as a first time race it was tough! But yes, I would do it again, though I'd pray for cooler weather! Date of review: July 2, 2006