In short: race was good although but no chance of a pb In full: Good race but the problems seemed to be with the apparent lack of toilets (I only found one sit down for the 100's of male runners) and the complete in accuracy of the km markers. Having said all that the chip system that was used was probably the best I have come across and the mashalling was excellent Date of review: April 25, 2008
In short: Challenging but well organised! In full: First time at Frenchay, heard a lot about it and it is as challenging as they say. Two very tiring hills although I found the first in Snuff Mills worse than Blackberry. Well organised, my Garmin said I run over a minute quicker than the result, I didn't start it till i ran over the mat, so am wondering if they only take the finish on the chip?? Even so I will be back next year. Date of review: April 22, 2008
In short: Good fun, well organised, good spread of abilities In full: A hilly 10k in a (mostly) pretty part of Bristol. Very impressed by the chip timing, and the rows of laptops dealing with registration on the day (looked like mission control).
Was it just me or was it a bit more than 10k? Date of review: April 22, 2008
In short: Well organised event to test all levels of entrants. In full: Thankfully the weather was much better than last year, and the introduction of chipped timing was another improvement. Everything relaxed and well-organised at the start, although I think using PA system / bullhorn announcements would keep competitors informed about the race start. Historically the Km markers have been way out of place, not sure if this was the case this year as I now rely on my Garmin. Love those hills, they really add a challenge to the event, but you never save enough energy for Blackberry Hill at the very end! Date of review: April 21, 2008
In short: Challenging, well organised and lots of local support really helped In full: Good weather conditions helped towards a suprisingly quick time for what is a fairly hilly course, good fun! Date of review: April 20, 2008