In short: Race was very well organised - shame there were no ladies showers though :-( In full: Pros - HQ well signposted and lots of parking and toilets - Very well organised, marshalls very visible and very helpful and cheery - Water stations at 2M, 5M and 8M with lovely lemon squash aswell as water - Finish times available straight away - Gorgeous energy bar at the finish - Official photographer with photos available same day
Cons - No ladies showers despite a very muddy course - 400m from HQ to race start was a tad optimistic!
Overall a fab race with some long gradual hills, the only downside being there were no ladies showers
In short: good testing course... will defo. do again In full: V.different run to previous years...more interesting/fun but also more challenging as whole course is gently undulating.Organisation slick and marshalls fantastic and enthusiastic.Only gripe was the massive timing chip which didn't even measure start to finish...but guess that's why we wear stop-watches! Date of review: January 25, 2010
In short: Hilly, challenging, harder than expected and excellent marshalls In full: Third year I have run this and PW - bit of a shock how hilly it was to flat course the last two years! I have to train harder next time. Wonderful friendly and encouraging marshalls. No idea where the starting line was but I am not hugely fussed - I think chip to chip is obviously better. Love the medal. Date of review: January 24, 2010
In short: Great race, challenging course, would do it again In full: First time I've done this race and I would do it again. The course was amended this year. It was quiet challenging, although I have no basis of comparison with the previous one. Very nice scenery. One of the difficult points was that the roads were not closed to traffic, which poses a challenge to both runners and organizers. Marshals and organizers were nice and helpful. Overall good race. Date of review: January 24, 2010