In short: Great race to run off the Xmas Xcess. Gets more popular every year. In full: A 500 runner sell out this time.
The frozen road surface in sheltered areas, on an far from flat course made it a bit of a struggle. No wind but pretty cold. If you managed a PB you were doing very well. There are easier courses than this one, but it's all about kicking the body back into gear after the festive period.
In short: My first race and a great race to pop my cherry with. Well organised, friendly and a scenic route, with a few hills thrown in to test the stamina. Highly recommended and going back for more next year. Date of review: December 27, 2004