In short: Very enjoyable, "undulating" is the key word here, don't do this race if you don't like mile long hills! In full: The only possible thing I could pick up on about this run (and it is a run, not a race.. such is the togetherness atmosphere!) is regarding the organisation. I felt the pack sent through the post could be a bit clearer about the location, and a map of the route would have been very useful. After 22 years of this run happening, i would have thought the race pack would be comprehensive.
Having said these points, they aren't really the end of the world, far from it and what you do get in terms of rewards, atmosphere and the route itself far outweigh any negatives i can think of! Date of review: July 16, 2008
In short: Good local race. Very challenging, especially 5-6 mile incline In full: Good, local race. Very friendly, interesting route with dowwnhill sections and very challenging uphill sections. Not really one for setting a PB but would efinately run it again. Date of review: July 14, 2008
In short: The heat made it even more challenging In full: My first time at this race and wasn't sure what to expect. Location of start and finish was superb with plenty to do for awaiting supporters. Plenty of water stations which I am very grateful for. Only downside was a few near misses with some cars along the three to four mile stretch. I'll be back next year!! Date of review: July 14, 2008
In short: My 17th run in a local race, reliable organisation and sunshine. In full: The Bushey Festival Quarter has earned a place in my calendar, despite the heat and the hills. Very friendly atmosphere and a good setting for a post-run picnic. Changing to the morning was a good move; now, PLEASE, some portaloos. Date of review: July 13, 2008
In short: Pleasent race, worth doing In full: The race as a whole was good, the marshalls need to be a bit more on the ball, and know the difference between turn right and straight on (got sent the wrong way) Date of review: July 13, 2008
In short: A good morning out In full: Very good weather and a pleasant start/finish location. Good organisation when I entered on the day. Route variable - some nice bits but also running along some roads with traffic. Nice family atmosphere with a couple of fair rides and children's races. Date of review: July 13, 2008