In short: Hilly, pretty and fun In full: LOve this scenic race.The hills are a killer and wish I'd done alittle more hill training but the support around the course and views take your mind off it all.More water stops than expected but as the weather is so unpredictable,was well planned as it would have been needed if warm . Will be back Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: love it hate it love it hate it love it hate it In full: my nickname says it all, so why do i do this race, year in year quite simple it's the best 1/2 marathon course in the UK, i would make a point of coming on holiday and pestering people to make sure i had a number. Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: Not for the faint hearted, but well worth doing. In full: I ran the Eyam half for the 1st time in 2011 and really enjoyed the race. Crossed the line in 1:26:19 for 7th place which I was well pleased with, but it wasn't easy.
Firstly, the hills in and around Eyam are extremely steep. Thankfully, the longest ascent is dealt with after about 1 mile, but there are several short, sharp climbs throughout the course which really put a strain on your legs. Admittedly, all of those ascents are made up for by several fast, steep down-hill sections (particularly he last mile - fantastic!) but overall it is a very tough course.
The organisation and marshalling was 1st class, and the setting was very nice. A turnout of around 450 runners this year meant that it wasn't too hard to find a parking space and traffic on the way out was minimal.
If you are considering running this race, then I would highly recommend putting in a good few hours worth of hill reps in the weeks leading up to it, as this will definitely pay dividends! Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: Hard but fun In full: I wondered why it was doing it for the first 2 miles up that hill but then picked up at miles 4 to 9. Cold and damp but good fun. It was 8 degrees back at the car! So well organised. Thank goodness the last mile is down hill. Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: Hardest half marathon I have done but the best one ever!!! In full: Great race, very tough hills from the start to the end! Very well organised and only had 3 cars come past in the whole run!! Very friendly people I will be back next year!!, Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: Fantastic race! In full: Twenty four hours after the race and still no results out, i have no idea how i finished, everything else about this race is great, c'mon guys sort the results out, there are only 500 runners. Date of review: May 16, 2011