In short: My favourite course ever ever ever!!! In full: Friendly, beautiful, but tough! Run it! Most of the route (after the initial climb at mile 1 to mile 3) is up on Sir William Hill, and the views over Eyam, Abney and the Hope Valley are breathtaking. Great pubs and grub in Eyam village afterwards. Really well supported by the locals. If you want to start early, you could get a pint in at The Barrel half way around! Date of review: April 22, 2006
In short: tough but fun In full: Really enjoyed this race, made some friends along the way, everyone towards the back walked up the last hill ! Down hill to the end thank goodness - it was lovely weather - this year it is only a week before Sheffield Half though ! Date of review: January 24, 2006
In short: Exceptionally well organised event In full: Doing this event knowing that the proceeds go to charity is not the only reason to participate. It's friendly, challenging and exceptionally well organised such that many event organisers could learn a few lessons from this one. Date of review: May 16, 2005
In short: Fantastic!: by far the best of my ten halfs so far... In full: I know its been said before but the scenary that this race entails is awe inspiring. The wonderful historical town of Eyam itself (in conjunction with the event) makes for a fantastic day which the whole family would enjoy. The hills are quite mean but this one pitfall is easily counterbalanced by the views aforementioned. Date of review: May 16, 2005
In short: Best race of the year... In full: First time I have done this one and I will be back for sure. The village should be proud of what they have achieved. This race puts lots of larger city centre races to shame. Organisation is faultless, scenery is outstanding and the buzz you get when you finish is amazing. Now if I train on some hills... maybe.... mmmm.... The one at 10 miles just keeps going!! My splits ranged from 6min 50 to a massive 12 mins.