In short: Wind made this far more difficult In full: I previously did this run in 2002 and 1999.
Today was made more difficult as large parts of the race were into a headwind, yet we never seemed to get the benefit of a tail wind.
Its a nice enough run, but I have just a couple of not so serious observations:
a) Its a working country park, you have to run around people that are enjoying themselves. Not so easy at all times. b) Very poor in terms of encouragement from the sides. c) Value is not really that great, you have to pay £3.50 to park the car for a couple of hours on top of the entry fee. d) Could have done with the option of juice at the end rather than simply water.
The real positive for me was that the run was due to take place a few weeks ago, when the snow came. Other organizers cancelled their events at this time, but Sheffield re-arranged. Many thanks.
I probably will come back, but maybe not next year. Date of review: April 15, 2013
In short: Windy here on a good day - this race was something else, ridiculous headwinds. In full: No problem with late. Running into headwind for large portions of race but very little tailwind. Date of review: April 14, 2013
In short: Well organised tough run In full: Really enjoyed this, the hills were tough but I train around RV all the time so expected it. Really well organised, and liked the gym bag instead of the usual t-shirt or medal. Will come back next year. Date of review: October 11, 2008
In short: Definite PB potential In full: There's no question that the course is as flat as a pancake and therefore has definite PB potential. However, much like races held around Holme Pierrepont in my neck of the woods (Nottingham) it's rare for the it to be a sufficiently windless day to really get as fast a time as a course this flat could yield. Nevertheless, definitely PB potential and a very well organised, well marshalled and enjoyable race. Extremely generous prizes too, going 10 deep into senior mens and womens categories with vets/masters prizes too :-) Date of review: April 7, 2008