In short: Friendly and fun In full: Have to give maximum respect to this course taking you out amongst the scenic countryside in North Herts. beautiful weather made this an even better than expected race along track and field. a couple of tricky hills keeps everyone honest. will definitely be doing this again next year. still prefer a medal to tea and cake though Date of review: May 3, 2016
In short: One of my favourite local races In full: Another lovely Greenway run. Great atmosphere, off-road route (mainly cycle paths), green fields and perfect weather. Love the tea and cakes at the end too! I think this was my third time, hope to be back again next year. Thanks to NHRR for this super event! Date of review: May 2, 2016
In short: Lovely low key event and great cakes! In full: Worth the 13 miles lof running for the generous supply of cakes at the end. Lovely small event/very friendly people and fantastic route. This is one to do again. Date of review: September 30, 2013
In short: Good fun with some challenging inclines. In full: This trail run is all about enjoying yourself - the styles, kissing gates and road crossings combined with some killer hills put pay to any PB ambitions - but it was really enjoyable. Terrific. Date of review: May 6, 2012
In short: Lost and DNF! In full: My own fault really, I had nobody in front of me and I missed a turn over a pedestrian bridge which may or may not have had signs who knows, ended up a long way from the correct route. It is a trail marathon and I should have taken a map, sorry to the 2 runners who followed me. At mile 12 on my own route knee gave up and a kindly marshal drove me the last mile. My first DNF.
Tougher than I thought it would be. Date of review: May 6, 2012
In short: Tough half marathon but in pleasant surroundings. Found last 3 mlies hard going after a never-ending climb at about mile 10. Took wrong turning twice as not fully marshalled event. Great flapjacks at the end. Date of review: May 6, 2012
In short: Tough all terrain half marathon, really friendly and nice atmosphere In full: I really enjoyed this, it was a challenging course with lots of long gradual (and not so gradual) hills but a great atmosphere and lots of support from fellow runners. This is another example of why smaller events are usually so much more rewarding than bigger, more polished races.
That said, I do have a couple of complaints. First is that although we were warned that the course wasn't fully marshalled there were some points of the course where the lack of both marshalls and signs made progress pretty dodgy - I started trotting off in completely the wrong the direction at one point and was saved by a fellow runner calling me back. The second is that it would have been useful if the marshals, although very positive and friendly, also had an idea of where they were on the race course. There were no mile markers so a bit guidance from the marshals would have been a help. Unfortunately they eiether offered no assistance or inaccurate info. It was a bit annoying, considering it was such a tough challenge. Date of review: May 6, 2012
In short: Well organised beautiful scenery In full: For the first running of this event it was extremely well run, didn't need the map at all as it was well sign posted and marshalled, the route is very sceneic but is over rolling country so prob not PB material. Date of review: May 3, 2011