In short: great scenery and super-supportive marshals on an undulating, challenging course In full: Great marathon training to see where you're at! A well-organised and friendly race organised by runners for runners Date of review: February 25, 2014
In short: What running events SHOULD be like In full: Summed up by the goody bag - none of this corporate, rubbish advertising stuff, just a good quality running t shirt, some chocolate, a drink and some much needed love hearts! This is what running events should be like: friendly, challenging, great support and wonderful countryside. A running event ran by runners. Date of review: February 24, 2014
In short: Excellent organisation. My first go at racing this distance. Very challenging but friendly, encouraging Marshall's everywhere. Fancy dress, wigs and music kept me smiling. Really enjoyed! Date of review: February 23, 2014
In short: what a truely amazing experience with fantastic support on a brilliant course In full: This race was so brilliant that I am still on the runners high nearly a week later. I came in last after a very slow run (which is my normal position) but I was encouraged all the way round. The course is tough but achievable. I was so touched by the warmth shown to me by everyone that I got all emotional on a number of occasions. If any beginners are considering a long race than this is the one for you because you will carried along on a wave of genuine support from the Stamford striders. They will make you feel that you totally belong in that race as much as the fast runners. To me that is the mark of a truly great race/club because it takes a lot for somebody like me to go to the start line let alone carry on to the finish line. Thank you everyone for giving me the experience of a perfect running day. Date of review: February 21, 2014
In short: Hilly but scenic In full: Great race, lots of hills but noticeable downs as well as the ups. Wonderful organisation by Becca and her team, made all the better by the 'love heart' sweets in the goody bag at the end.
Nice long sleeve running top to take away. Highly recommend this race to others as a pre spring marathon warm up. Date of review: February 19, 2014