In short: Wonderful village organised half marathon with great views of the countryside In full: This is very challenging half marathon that you have to give a go. The scenery is spectacular, by far the best I've seen on a run. Support & organization of the event is excellent. Drink stations x6 perfectly placed on the course. Just save a bit of energy for that monster hill at mile 9 and enjoy the final mile, down hill, back into the village. Date of review: May 20, 2013
In short: Tough race but very rewarding In full: Fantastic oourse with stunning scenery and very well organised with seemingly the whole village out supporting/cheering or running!. Not for a first timer though: some of the climbs are tough for a road race. Defo one for the calendar next year Date of review: May 20, 2013
In short: Beautiful, tough, friendly In full: The toughest half marathon I have run, hill after hill after hill, but glorious countryside Unique in its sense of community, so many marshals and feed stations on the course, profits from the race fees don't go on expensive medals and goody bags but to local cancer charities and village projects including the local primary school. Everyone's a winner. Date of review: May 19, 2013
In short: Hillage, lovely village feel & scenery of the highest order In full: My first Eyam HM after recommendation from a few of my running friends. I know the village well and some of the roads around it, but I wasn't expecting the views and route to be quite so breathtaking. If it wasn't for the killer hills taking your concentration there would be more time for taking in those views. Plenty of water stations and bottles of water rather than the horrible plastic cups was a nice touch. Great facilities from parking to toilets to baggage drop all with a lovely Derbyshire village feel. And what race could you not enjoy with a pub 20 yards from the finish line?! Date of review: May 19, 2013
In short: Picturesque hilly half - perfect In full: What a fantastic race, my first Eyam half and the hills don't disapoint. An amazing start around the picturesque village of Eyam then a massive climb to worthy views across the peaks - the scenary just keeps you going. The hills are brilliantly challenging but also a good 5-10 mile of rolling hills before the big incline. Support was briliant so were the many water stations, very friendly and recommended. Runner's don't do this for the PB they do it for the challenge - brilliant race. Back next year hopefully Date of review: May 19, 2013
In short: tough In full: do this every year and this race just gets better every year got 1h54 this time due to a sore leg but ran all the way also this race does not need chip timing it is not a Leeds/Sheffield event but a race in a lovely little village and t-shirt i will wear well done Eyam again do not think i could have run a full marathon there Date of review: May 19, 2013
In short: Over-rated In full: Firstly, the scenery is amazing with excellent views and picturesque villages. If you want a different challenge then I'd go for it. The main issue I have with the race and the reason why I have given it average reviews and not followed the majority of other people is because of what you get in return for your entry fee. Now don't get me wrong, the fee is reasonable at 18 quid non-aff but there is no chip timing and no medal. I just think that having completed the course (a challenge in itself)and to receive a non technical t-shirt which looks like it got mixed in the washer with a red sock and came out a horrible pink is a big let down!! Having completed a course like that then a medal would surely be more appropriate than a t-shirt than you can't even use for training runs. A very challenging course so turn up prepared!