In short: Excellent organisation and marshalling. In full: I used to think Bedfordshire was flat. Not any more. Hills were quite tough and the wind was strong on exposed parts of the course. I'm glad I've done it but I probably won't be back. Date of review: December 11, 2011
In short: Organisers tried hard but venue too small causing stress before start In full: Queues for everything pre race and despite arriving in, I thought, good time I felt panic for the hour before the race as I could not see me being ready. Somehow it worked but I did not have time for any sort of warm up. Course is a bit tough. Draws you into a fast start, hilly in the middle then gentle at the end. Huge queues for a cup of tea Date of review: December 11, 2011
In short: Enjoyed it very much In full: Good race and well organised. However, was not impressed by the results list My time is for a man and not a woman therefore denying me the first place in my age group for women. Hopefully that is sorted out. Date of review: December 11, 2011
In full: Good race. Friendly marshals & well organised.
Couple of minor niggles. Big queue to collect timing chip meaning a rush to do other things such as book baggage in, toilet etc. Please post in future!!! Also ran out of xl cagoules despite specifying on entry form months ago that I wanted this size... Date of review: December 11, 2011
In short: Tough for an average runner with an "undulating" aspect!! I normally tottle round a half in 1:45 and clocked 1:55 here. Very well organised and a great "Rugby shirt" as a gift, will do in 2011 to get another shirt!!! Date of review: November 6, 2011
In full: My second time running this race. Got a PB last year but fully unprepared for this year and was a whole 15mins slower - Disaster! (the course did measure 1.2km longer on the same Garmin forerunner but no excuses for an extra quater of an hour).
Will be back next year and will beat 2009's PB here.
P.S. it's not a hilly course. If you want hills come and try the Dursley Dozen in Feb! Date of review: December 19, 2010
In short: Excellent organisation as usual In full: As usual the organisation of the race was excellent. The bus transfer works well. Chip collection etc was straightforward. Prefer the rugby shirt memento rather than a medal. Plenty of marshals out on the course. The route is hilly in places, but the last 3.5 miles are mostly downhill.