In short: Wonderful, small, friendly event on attractive riverside route In full: Only my second half, and picked it mainly because of positive reviews on RW (as well as location, of course). Great event all round, and delighted to knock about 18 mins off my previous h-m time. Date of review: March 22, 2011
In short: superb run withso many friendly faces In full: superb run,fantastic marshalls and really well organised.A really friendly feel about the whole event,will be back Date of review: March 22, 2011
In short: Stunning scenery and a great atmosphere. In full: This race had a really friendly atmosphere. The route is beautiful and varied but quite tough for a road runner. I welcomed the change although my time was a couple of minutes slower than normal but the whole day was so nice that it didn't matter. Thank you to the marshall at mile 13,who made my day as did the other marshalls. Only hassle was getting out of the carpark as some idiot was trying to come down the narrow lane. Will recommend the race to everyone. Thank you :) Date of review: March 22, 2011
In short: Spectacular! Loved it! In full: Fabulous race. My second half and really loved it! Special thanks to hot dog lady for keeping my sunglasses for me and to the Marshall by last bridge who let me have a sip of her water! Date of review: March 22, 2011
In short: Second time of running for me - just gets better In full: Enjoyed it more this second time round - it was nice knowing what was coming. Special mention to the "marshal of the year" on mile seven, and the two purple pom-pommed cheerleaders towards the end. You were great. Date of review: March 22, 2011
In short: The good, the bad and the ugly.... In full: Starting in reverse order...
The Ugly: Bottle neck near tunnel and stairs and an idiot who decided to block the path, pretending to reverse his car at the precise moment when all of us attempted to run a very narrow single file path. The Fast food outlet was rubbish, not only tasted burnt and greasy but the queue and waiting time was twice as long as the loos prior to the race! Give us some heathtly and FAST food, we were starving!
The bad: No hills? then I must have got slightly lost as I certainly noticed a gradient.... And not enough T-shirts size small at the end.
The good: and wonderful! The MARSHALLS! Best Marshalls I ever encountered during a race, cheering us on, smiling, having fun, just great, great great! The Host calling everyone's name at the finish was great. The car park was great location, the weather was great, the Drums were great and my wife was great as it was her firt ever race and she she did a sub 2h30.