In short: THE HILLS DON'T GET EASIER In full: I first ran this one in 1985 aged 25. The brochure said 'One Uphill Section', but they seem to forget the part after Nettleden at 6.5 miles which is...... a hill!! It lasts about 3/4 mile. A good challenging race though, one I have always enjoyed...especially the last mile which is all downhill! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: It's funny how you can only remember the hills that went up! In full: I was told that the entries had doubled this year. If this is going to be true in future too, they'll need to give some thought given to the toilet situation.
An earlier start might be a good idea too. Why does it need to start at 11:30?
Apart from those to whinges, it's agreat race and I'll always make it part of my racing year. Date of review: March 11, 2006
In short: A Scenic but hilly route with a great last mile. Facilities could have been better for the numbers of people taking part In full: My first half and a great run, 3 significant hills but a great down hill last mile to the finish. Not enough loos and space in the clubhouse, could have done with some portaloos and a marquee for drinks and snacks. The water stops weren't always ready with a full cup and the water was icy cold, hard to drink quick. Overall though it didn't deter from a friendly race and the marshals all gave a wave and a smile. Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: Fun but hilly In full: I think some of the reviews for this year's race have been a little harsh. I'm just grateful that people volunteer their time to organise events and I really enjoyed the challenging and scenic course. Given that the proceeds go to a good cause it seems unfair to moan about the quality of the medal etc. Date of review: March 7, 2006