In short: Well organised, nice distance, excellent value! In full: Nice course, multi-terrain, easy parking, good value for a tenner and you get a t-shirt! Well done HRC! Date of review: August 1, 2008
In short: hot hard but fun! In full: It was a hot day even by 0930, that said good race ,well marshalled, undulating rather than hilly but long inclines, friendly runners, and spectators, would do it again ,i only agreed to it to push my brother whos traning for a half marathon but enjoyed it nice finish Date of review: August 1, 2008
In short: Well organised and with an improved route In full: I liked this year's new route. The finish on the track was also a good idea. Whilst there's no control over the weather, the water [and sponge] stations were good...and the free Lucozade at the end was very well received. A nice simple T-shirt too.
In short: Improved course this year In full: Improved course this year meant the course was more rural with less housing estates than before. PB potential on a cooler day. Liked the earlier start this year. Only critism is that car-parking chaotic, some marshalls preventing more people turning into an already full car-park would be good. Date of review: July 30, 2008
In short: Water station fiasco!! In full: Organisation was ok but those flimsy half filled cups at the water stations were a joke. A serious flaw on such a hot day. No wonder a guy was almost passing out at the end. Is a few extra quid on some larger sturdier cups that do not crumple when grabbed too much??? And if you can't give awaya decent shirt don't bother!!! Date of review: July 28, 2008