In short: Enjoyable race at an unusual distance In full: Excellent organisation by Yaxley. Cars ferried you from the car park to the race HQ and were waiting by the race HQ to whisk you back there. Well done Yaxley, this was a really nice touch - and gave runners the chance to discuss their efforts over the race. Could let you walk back and advertise it as a cool down but the free shuttle was a very nice touch.
Decent course, went there fearing the worst from reviews but I thought it was playful rather than demanding, the hills were cheeky rather than beastly. It is undulating though and not flat, you tend to either be heading up or down nearly the entire time.
Great spring marathon training race, excellent bright technical t-shirt on completion and overall well worth the drive from South Norfolk for my 15M debut. Date of review: February 26, 2013
In short: A great pre-marathon challenge. In full: This is a very good 15 mile event that provides a challenge but is not to overwhelming. There's 6 hills in total but none to ridiculous. The weather on the day provided an extra test too.
The two laps were not really a problem either. The 2nd seemed different to the first for some reason plus you had a good idea where to push for the finish.
I loved the technical t-shirt at the end. It's good to receive something you can actually make use of.
Well done to the organisers for re-arranging the event after it got snowed off initially.
I'll be back next year Date of review: February 21, 2013
In short: Great organisation, unpleasant weather, challenging hills - good marathon training In full: I was dreading this races as I am not a hill specialist and everyone said it is really hilly. There are three hills on each lap, but they are pretty short and there is plenty of down and much of it is reasonably flat. The race had to be postponed for 3 weeks because of the snow in January, but the organisation was good, plenty of marshalls getting cold and wet (sharing our pain), and a nice quality technical shirt at the end. A good challenging run to kick start marathon training. Date of review: February 20, 2013
In short: Brutal In full: As the organisers state in their results email "the weather conditions contributed to making a tough course even tougher". Cold, wet windy and hilly but very well organised with good quality T-shirt.
Don't think I'll be doing again though you never know. Date of review: February 12, 2013