In short: Hilly and wet but good fun! In full: Really enjoyable race, nice scenery. Marshalls were super as was the organisation. Didn't beat my PB but didn't expect to due to the hills!! Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: Good one! In full: My first go at this one. I heard it was undulating and it certainly was. Only to be expected in Derbyshire, though. Marshals and water station folks were great. Nice atmosphere. First 9 miles I was fine then I really suffered for the rest of it. Weather wasn't great but made it more rewarding knowing that I'd got round. Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: Scenic and mildly challenging course. In full: Well organised event and a great race. Scenic and interesting with some challenges throughout. It is not especially hilly though and should not put you off. I would recommend this if you have not done it. Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: My first half-marathon. But certainly not my last!! In full: The good old English weather came out to play and the skies opened! Unfortunatly 10 minutes after i'd handed my waterproof over to Mrs. Darcy at the start line!
Nice course, based on everyone's comments about hills i was expecting this to be tougher than it was. Race was well organised, started on time (with the world's loudest starter pistol!) and the marshalls on the route all had an encouraging word to say. Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: Scenic challenging course In full: The walk to the start was a bit treacherous but mainly due to the weather rather than lack of organistion. Great run, very scenic. Was impressed by the number of water stations handing out bottled water. As the route progressed, the marshalls encouragement became more vocal. Not a route for the faint hearted as quite hilly, however not as difficult as originally feared. In fact was only 2 minutes off my PB so all in all a good day out and will be included in my running diary. Date of review: November 26, 2008