In short: Looming clouds but lovely locals In full: With big rain clouds overhead, and a few drops before the start, this race had potential to be a cold and wet slog. I have to admit, I was not looking forward to it, as I walked across the soggy farmer's field that served as a parking lot. Luckily the rain held off, and the friendly locals made the race a really nice event. Hats off to the marshalls who stood out there with smiles and encouraging words, no matter the weather.
In short: A good challenge, traffic free - but not fast In full: First timers - don't worry too much about uneven mile splits, relax downhill and work uphill - and enjoy the Beeches! Date of review: August 23, 2006
In short: Challenging 2 lap course In full: This is a great half marathon, scenic and almost traffic free. As it is a 2 lap course you know exactly what is coming in the second half and although it becomes a little boring the course is challenging enough that you dont lose interest!
This year the conditions were cool but in the heat this race can be a killer!
Well marshalled and slickly organised, turn up latish and no problem with toilets or getting near the front, refreshing change from the bigger events.
100% worth the entry and worth giving a go, I would'nt miss this one. Date of review: August 22, 2006