In short: Very well organised - an excellent atmosphere! In full: Tough uphill - a bit of a surprise on the first lap! Then it's much worse when you know it's waiting for you second time around. A very rewarding race. Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: Great race. In full: Very well organised; turned up an hour before to register on the day and no problems.
The course is tough in that the first 2 and a bit miles are largely uphill - a bit relentless and then a very stiff section that lasts for about a quarter of a mile. The rest of the first circuit is a very welcome downhill, but then you face the trudge up again for the second circuit.
Despite the hills, still a good race for beginners, and plenty of finishers around the 80 minute mark.
Then lashings of tea and scones to follow in one of Harrogate's thousands of tea rooms.
In short: You have got to work hard but the rewards are there. In full: A good race with a couple of ups and a few more downs. Very well organised and marshalled. Certainly not flat but fron a lad fron the pennines not hilly either. Thanks, I'll be back. Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: all your hill training and speed sessions in one go! In full: a very undulating ( that's polite for hilly!)course with both ups and downs of equal severity with a total of about 55 metres climb and descent on each circuit of 5k (that's 180 feet in 3 miles). Being a two lap race you know what's coming the second time around though as I live on the course there is not too much novelty about it. Field about 800+ and of all abilities with plenty of encouragement for the slower ones at the finish. Weather has always been good for the race and Harrogate at that time of year looks very attractive and is a good day out with plenty of parks, pubs and restaurants nearby. Date of review: September 16, 2004