In short: A first class 7 mile race In full: Outstanding race, 100% organisation. 1st class goody bag, with oat cake's and running shirt! Top value for money The leafy lanes the route takes must be of the best you could wish to run. Date of review: September 22, 2011
In short: Great race, well organised and marshalled with a fab goody bag In full: What a champion race this was. This was a race that I hope I’ll do again and again and I’d even consider running the course in training and for fun; it was that nice. Challenging yes but I do think there is PB optional if you’re good up hill. It was well organised and fully marshalled; so I couldn’t go wrong no matter how fuzzy my brain went in the last two miles as I transferred all brain power into the legs and smashed my 7 mile PB by over 2 minutes. Then I was awarded a wicking technical t-shirt (already worn with pride at my club) and a fantastic goody bag. Simply put, this was a great race and I’d recommend it to anyone of any ability. It’s a fab race if you’re an elite looking for a good undulating 7 miler or if you’re a new runner looking to find a few short distance race’s as you build up to your first half marathon. St. Thomas 7 is a five star race. Date of review: September 22, 2011
In short: Up down up down etc etc In full: Wow, this is the second year of entering this event. Smooth organisation, good parking, lovely marshals with lots of little ones supporting and handing out the magnificent goody bags at the end. A very friendly race but tough. Managed to beat last years time by 6 minutes! Lots of rolling hills from the start, and some of the descents are quite steep. However I don't like flat or urban races so this course was great. Will be back again next year. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: A real challenge for us mortals In full: If this is undulating I'd hate to do one of their hilly races.
Very well organised with loads of marshals. With such a small entry we at the back were out of sight of the previous runner. Most marshals indicated the route well in advance. However I did have to ask 3 marshals for directions. They obviously thought I knew the way! A start line would make the run more professional even just a line of sawdust. The same for the finish. I stopped at the Finish banner but the finish was 25 yards further on. O.k, I'm nit picking but as a race organizer myself I would address these points. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Upper quality race in Upper Tean In full: This is a Great race for runners of all abilities the course is fantastic the organisation is exemplary and the goody bag and tech t-shirt knocks spots off many larger events , how could we improve it ?? Beats me because it's great the way it is !!! Thanks to all Marshalls and race organisers for an unexpectedly great race !!! See you next year !! Date of review: September 18, 2011