In short: A race mixed with different types of surfaces. Tired and hot at the end but enjoyed it. Came in first and love the prize. Was expecting more a flat race so will know better next time Date of review: July 27, 2010
In short: Very enjoyable race - refreshingly no frills In full: I thoroughly enjoyed the race, with fantastic views. The set up is basic by some standards but did everything it needed to do. Plenty of water stops and all the marshals were very friendly giving words of encouragement. Could do with an ice cream van at the finish line for next year. Date of review: July 27, 2010
In short: In full: I signed up for this race as I wanted to do a half marathon on the day of my 31st birthday, and I must say, I could not have had a better first half marathon experience. Best birthday gift to myself, ever!!!
I was expecting a flatter course though, but the scenery and the excellent marshalling very well made up for the tough parts :) I really enjoyed it, although the last two miles on the grassy bits were criminal and whilst running I was thinking never again. But after crossing the finish line I could only think I'd do it again, any day.
THANK YOU FAT FEET!!! Date of review: July 27, 2010
In short: Fantastic scenery and the organisers were very friendly In full: I decided to make this the last half marathon before my birthday and it was a fantastic gift!
First of all, the course was very well planned. The scenery was gorgeous and combines all kinds of surfaces (paved, gravel and grass, no mud but that's a +). The trail is not an ideal one for a PB as there are some stretches with uneven surfaces but there are no major or steep hills. My Garmin read an elevation gain of 454 mts. The route was very clearly signposted though I noticed one person joining through a "shortcut" just before mile 7. The marshals and all the organisers were very friendly and the water stations evenly arranged. There weren't many runners, but that added to the friendly atmosphere of the event. I'll definitively do it again!
In short: I'll be back! In full: well organised, friendly marshalls, route well signed. I found this hard but had done a 10 mile race the day before. Hot day but a welcome breeze. Water stations just right. What a scenic venue. Well done to Keith and the team. Date of review: July 26, 2010
In short: Water Stations and road markers were GREAT!!!! The race was run really well - exceptionally well!!!! I loved it!!!! GREAT JOB!!!! Keep organizing more races PLEASE!!!! LOVED the medal. The course was a great mixture of all terain. In full: The staff were the friendliest I have been around!!!! I am a HUGE FAN!!! Date of review: July 25, 2010
In short: Prilent for New Race In full: Good Waterstops and Marshalls,Unique T Shirt and Medal.Next Year why not GoodyBag and Free Voucher or Pint.ThanYou Fat Feet.See You at Rutland. Date of review: July 25, 2010