In short: Undulating with a very fast finish - shame about the timings In full: Overall a good race - not too unreasonably priced (when compared with other events of a similar size), well marshalled and of course, a great location.
Weather turned out to be perfect, though I'm glad I managed to get inside during the 15 minute delay.
Though I didn't get one, it was a nice touch having special T-shirts for the first 50 men and women to finish.
My only real gripes are: 1) the chip timing system didn't work at the start so all times are gun-to-chip which, given the lack of a clear start (the gun didn't sound) affected times recorded. 2) lack of signage from the finish back to the car park. 3) charging for tea/coffee at the finish - firstly, who carries cash with them during a race? secondly, given the conditions (it felt cold again after finishing) would it be so much to ask (given the £14 fee) for a free cuppa (I'd have swapped the tacky medal for one!)?
As it's local, I'll probably be back one day. Date of review: March 25, 2008
In short: Excellent race with very good organisation. In full: This was my first trail half-marathon after doing lots of road ones and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The only down of the morning was seeing the guy collapsed near the finish. Hope he has made a full recovery - best wishes to him. Date of review: March 17, 2008