In short: Always hot and sticky In full: Deceptive this one. Hot and sticky with very little shade. No major hills but half on gravel track which slows you without you realising. Good mix of club and non club with good support for the last finishers. Best of all the pint in the bar afterwards. Because of the heat could do with another water station on the track. Date of review: August 7, 2016
In short: Not flat, but still great! In full: Loved this! As a non club runner i felt a bit of a loner as never seen so many running club vests in one place, but it was very friendly nonetheless! It's advertised as flat, but it definitely isn't - the first three or so miles were a lovely downhill, & there were a not so lovely bunch of uphills later on, most notably a horrible long climb at 7-8 and also mile 12! Having said that, if you were on good form you could still do a pb (I didn't, haha!) Great tshirt at the end, loved the random brass band and crocodile, and an absolute STEAL at £14. No flashy stuff, just a brilliant race, as races should be! Well worth the 600 mile round trip! Date of review: August 14, 2014
In short: The only race I've run where you have to evade an alligator and a tiger! In full: Gorgeous race held on quiet country lanes and across open moors. Full marks to whoever put out the mile-markers as they were pretty much spot on with my Garmin! (Yes, I know they're not meant to be 100% accurate ...!) Lots of encouraging marshals. Very helpful race director. Brass band playing in the middle of the moor at around halfway! Bit of a stinger of a long drawn-out uphill at 7 or 8-ish miles ...and the last mile was all a steady uphill, which was draining at that stage. Mixture of road surface and hard-packed tracks. Nice jolly atmosphere at race HQ. Fantastic tech t-shirt! Fun run for kids before the main race. Well worth the long journey :-) Date of review: August 4, 2014
In short: It's not flat! In full: It is a well organised race and no hassles picking up my race no. prior to the race. The profile says 'flat' and 'road'. The course route is I would say 'undulating' and has a few big hills, and just under half is on trails. It is a scenic and rural race and the blow up croc and shark were an amusing touch around half way. Frequent water stations but as it was a hot day, could've done with one water station being a water bottle station. Date of review: August 3, 2014
In short: Well organised popular HM In full: Route reasonably flat (this is Cornwall!) with only a couple of minor hills so could be PB potential for some. However this year was cold, wet and windy so just glad to finish in a reasonable time Most of the route is on quite roads but 6 miles or so are on trails; these are hard pack and road shoes are fine. Thanks must go to the brass band playing despite the weather at approx. mile 5/10 which really lifted the spirits. Memento was a good quality tech T. The only gripe I have is that the final few yards pass through a reasonably busy road junction with marshalls struggling at times to control some inconsiderate drivers and thus delaying a few of the runners. Not sure if road closures or moving the finish are an option? Oh and beware of sharks and crocodiles on the trail section!
In short: After all the hot weather a grey, wet morning was welcome. Great organisation, and a good atmosphere. I will definitely do his one again if I am in Cornwall again when it is on., Date of review: August 6, 2013
In short: First time here for me. Friendly, well organised and an enjoyable run. In full: The wet weather wasn't ideal, but the off-road parts of the course held up pretty well - just some puddles really. The brass band on the course was a nice touch and the organisation and marshalling was excellent.
I'm not sure if its a fast course or not. I was 4 mins outside PB but am not currently at my fittest! There are a couple of 'lumps', but I suspect that in good conditions (dry, not windy, not too hot) PB's are definitely possible. Was a pleasant experience. Recommended. Date of review: August 5, 2013
In short: Supportive, friendly and good flat race with a few rolling hills In full: Excellent race, well supported, well organised. I did it as part of my marathon training on a surfing weekend away in Newquay! Loved the support, changing terrains Date of review: August 8, 2012
In short: Lovely friendly race In full: On any other day, this course has got PB potential. Pretty much flat with a couple of not too testing hills. But it was, as usual when I race, extremely warm and humid. Putting the weather aside though, this race is a little gem. The organisation was spot on, with lots of marshals around the course. Water stations were plentiful, which were much needed on a very hot day and the medal at the end paid homage to the Olympics, which was a nice touch. Date of review: August 6, 2012
In short: superb value half in cornwall and best medal outside the olympic village! In full: very enjoyable half marathon that was well worth the trip to cornwall.very warm humid day but plenty of water stattions and scenery.mostly on trails with inclines on the road parts.pb potential could be on the cards also.great to see people cheering us on and the sight of the animals along the way and hearing the brass band playing was great to break up the run in my mind.would definately do it again and as most years received an awesome medal on a par with the olympic gold medals in size and quality.great way to celebrate the olympic year was doing the 30th year of the indian queens.highly recommended. Date of review: August 6, 2012