In short: Great course, challenging hills, fantastic organisation, a classic on the race calendr In full: Kind of really enjoyed getting round, second year running this and managed to shave a few minutes of last year's time (hooray!). Great organisation with limited resources. Enough to do for spectators/kids duting the race I'm told. I found the 6 (2 times 3, right) hills harder than other runners it seems, especially second time round. Overall a good challenge, and seamless organisation to boot. Date of review: January 20, 2008
In short: I WILL be back next year. In full: Superb race, 3 very challenging hills but these are backed up with 3 good downhill sections. The first half of the lap is challenging and the slower half. The second half is quicker and that sets you up for a fantastic finish. Any 15Mi race where your last 2 miles are your fastest in the race is great in my book. Date of review: January 20, 2008
In short: Warmer then Windy Up Hill In full: Nice Start for the 1st lap.But its differcult 2nd lap with wind behind you.
More fun with the crowds cheer you on depite we coming back in a small villange Hall and the Cup of Tea's should be free just after the race for re-freshments? I will return next year ? Date of review: January 20, 2008
In short: A challenging 2 lap course. A couple of big hills and quite a strong win this year. Very well organised with enthusiastic marshalls. A great way to start the 2008 season. Date of review: January 20, 2008
In short: Challenging race for those in FLM training - and indeed for those who aren't!! In full: Great course with a couple of challenging hills. Good atmosphere - with great organisation and marshalling by Yaxley RC. Yaxley do well with limited facilities - with the tea being particularly welcome!! The course/race were better than my run - which was pretty damn terrible - shame as the conditions were pretty good..... Date of review: January 20, 2008
In short: Great, and constantly improving race. Well reccomended. In full: The organisers are not blessed with the best facilities. Little car parking and poor facilities at race HQ. Yet what they achieve despite this is amazing. The logistics of parking in lots of different places, in some cases over a mile away and having shuttle buses is pretty remarkable.
Clearly lessons learnt from previous years have led to constant improvements and it gets better with age.
The marshalling is top notch. Good traffic control with good amounts of encouragement.
T shirt is a good quality one.
This one has become a regular feature on my racing calendar and based on this year, it will continue to.
In short: An Excellent challenge - So glad I entered In full: Was extremley nervous before the race as most people had running club vests on and I was beginning to think that I was out of my depth. This is my first attempt at this distance and throughly enjoyed the race, especially when the wind was behind us. The organisation of the race was excellent, well done to all the helpers and marshalls. Date of review: January 20, 2008