In short: The best race in the South West 2014 In full: Review of 2014 race as RW wouldn't let me choose 2014 from menu. What a privilege to run the Tavy7, one of the best races around. Race started at 12:00 so everyone had plenty of time to get there without having to wake at 06:00 as in some races. Fantastic scenery that can distract from the task at hand, but this beats any plod around a dull lifeless town.Everything went like clockwork and the efforts and experience of the Tavistock host showed. Lovely route but of course this is rural so do not expect many spectators en route, just sheep & Dartmoor ponies. Route not too tough at all even though it's on the edge of Dartmoor. Parts of the route can be a bit exposed to winds but that of course is beyond the organizers control. Marshalling was good and these are quiet roads anyway so traffic was not a problem. Great commentary at the start / finish kept everybody informed & entertained - well done the MC (Allan Herdman). Always nice to hear your name over the loudspeakers as you "sprint" to the finish. Afterwards nice cakes and allsorts to eat. Finally the best to last, the Tavy7 t-shirt is a thing of rare beauty & now I can say I've got one. THANK YOU TAVISTOCK! Date of review: October 26, 2014
In short: One of the best events around In full: This is the third year I've run in this event, my only regret is I hadn't discovered it earlier. Great course, marshalling, organising and parking. How does the guy with the PA keep such a commentary going the whole time, he's an absolute star. I'd love to recommend it to everyone but that might mean that it fills up even quicker and I might not get in. So I won't.
Anyone with any complaints must simply be impossible to please. Date of review: November 10, 2009
In short: Well organised, challenging and cold.... In full: This was my 3rd year doing this race and as usual it ran like clockwork. The organisation is always great. The first 3 miles are challenging but after that very enjoyable. Great t shirt and goody bag. Has to be the coldest and windiest place in the world. Great bacon roll too..... Date of review: November 9, 2009
In short: A Devon Classic In full: A relatively flat and fairly fast race across both windswept moorland and sheltered country lanes. Superbly marshalled and organised. Despite the potential chaos for almost 1000 runners having to pick up their numbers on the day because of the Royal Mail strikes, there was little queuing (however, that was more than made up for with the lack of toilets - many more needed next year!). Just a shame that the car park is so far away from the registration area; it's a long way to have to go back and forth up the hill just before a race in order to put your warm clothes back in the car again before starting. A good atmosphere, and a nice touch by the commentator at the finish to read out everyone's name as they come in. Great also to see so many spectators clapping all the runners, and not just people they knew. A nice goody bag with the excellent Brooks T-shirt and other bits and pieces. Date of review: November 8, 2009
In short: good run, great facilities and t shirt In full: The weather this year was horrible, but still enjoyable. The first mile or so are uphill then flattens out and finish is downhill. Great refreshment facilities a short walk away which include cake stands bacon butties (yummm) and stands selling running gear. Good t shirt and goodie bag. Date of review: March 30, 2009