In short: Windy but dry In full: Nice course apart from the bad road surface at mile 12 but that wouldn't have been so bad if the wind wasn't howling a gale at that point. Not too much support around the course but friendly stewards. Nice medal and good to see a banana and cereal bar at the finish. Only negative if I was really picky was getting out the car park/field was a bit of a struggle as cars appeared to be blocking the way. Date of review: June 30, 2013
In short: What goes down must come up! In full: As the race starts and finishes in the same place, is gently downhill for the first few miles, then just about flat for 8-9 miles, you have a bit of a climb towards the finish - not entirely unexpected! Definite PB potential though if it wasn't for the windy conditions. Smooth organisation, nice scenery, quality medal and a cheer, cereal bar and banana to finish. What more can you ask for?! Enjoyed this one and I'll be back.
In short: Well organised and marshelled. In full: I enjoyed this race and will definately do it again without having one particular area to shout about. Good large venue to hold the event from. Smoothly organised, well masrshelled. The course is a bit frustrating in places, difficult to run past people along the busier roads and the 12th mile's surface is horrible. Not as well supported as some events, as to be expected with the country course, but where there there were supporters they were very good. Could do with a bag for the items given at the end. When you are trying to catch your breath you do not want a handful of goodies. However overall I enjoyed the morning and will do again. Date of review: June 24, 2013