In short: Smooth In full: The course was clear and well marked. The presentation was swift, no hanging about - really friendly atmosphere. All in all a bit of a winner. Date of review: December 17, 2012
In short: Fast and Friendly In full: Perfect running conditions, weather and track. Well organized and friendly race with a Santa medal and Christmas pud. Thanks to all the marshals, organizers and the 1000s of miners who put all the stuff there for us to run on! Definitely one for my diary next year. Merry Christmas all. Date of review: December 16, 2012
In short: Well organised fun feel good race In full: Second time round for me. Perfect weather conditions this time (1 degree last year!). Majority of runners got into the spirit of the season with santa suits, hats, elves suits etc. Great to see.
Flattish course, one rise at the beginning which means a nice downhill run to finish line! 1 water water station.
Great medal. Nice warm mulled wine, mince pies and pudding greeting to you at the end.
Another job well done to the organisers, Nice Work. Merry Christmas! Date of review: December 16, 2012
In short: Fun feelgood run In full: Enjoyable run despite cold conditions. Had good number of Santas and elves which was nice to see. The course is fast - just one short gradual rise to get up to the cycling track (which means nice down hill finish!)then flattish course. Very enjoyable, well run fun run. Nice Rudolph medals, mulled wine and mince pies. Date of review: December 18, 2011
In short: Excellent organisation In full: I have read the comments regarding this race and if it was a first race the course could have felt a bit daunting and slightly boring. However if was still a great Sunday run and good experience if it was a first race. If you can finish a course that is like this you will certainly finish other races with more scenary and spectators. Well done to Martin and his team, most welcoming. Date of review: January 5, 2011
In short: My first race, felt uninspired, I felt the course was dull. Not a big number of runners due tochange of date due to weather. In full: Mentally, I struggled with the course because I felt it was dull and uninspiring. I can usually run 5 miles at a quicker pace on my training and arrive home satisfied that I had achieved a good run. However, on this course I felt like I was wading through treacle to finish. The event was well organised although just as well there wasn't a big number of runners as the finish line was a bit on the small side. Got my first race undery belt. Wouldn't do it again. Date of review: January 3, 2011