In short: oh dear - well intentioned, but a little bit of a fiasco.. In full: The only saving grace for this race was the friendly atmosphere. I appreciate that nobody can factor in Marshals being beaten up - but the results were mixed up too and the team prize initially went to the wrong team. Route markers in red? - they looked like traffic markers. Yellow would be a better choice. The sad fact is, if you are going to charge £12 to enter, you have to provide the service to go with it. That said, I am sure that the organisers will take all this on board and the event will be improved for next year. Date of review: July 26, 2010
In short: Calm Down, Calm Down In full: Yes there were a few problems with marshalling in the town and yes I didn't get the reassuring feeling of a runners race organised by runners but I thought this race deserves another chance because it has enough elements to be very good. I'd suggest . . . 1. Unambiguous and prominent signage through the town route (out and back). 2. Forget the T-Shirts and memorabilia, genuine runners just don't want it. 3. Measure the course with a Garmin, mine said 6.37 miles.
Oh and the marshalling outside the town centre was first-class by the way. Loved the super-fast "Scenic 7" style descent. Date of review: July 26, 2010
In short: Its really rather hilly In full: I didn't experience the problems others have reported with marshalls (although I was towrds the back of the pack)- very nice start to the race winding through the centre of town. Nice touch- traffic stopped to allow runners to cross to footpath. Had the slopes been less steep I might have looked up once in a while to admire the view. Date of review: July 26, 2010
In short: shambolic In full: terrible organisation, lack of marshalls meant runners going different directions.... twice!, one marshall being driven at and hit, steer well clear and get back to club organised races! Date of review: July 25, 2010
In short: A real challenge. What a view In full: An excellent race. Mainly clubbers but still fun. Hope to get my t-shirt in the post.Not bothered about the non existant medal.(mentioned in RW info) Marshalling good except for doddery one almost at the end, who didn't seem to know where the finish was.Plentiful water stations, but no oxygen! Date of review: July 27, 2009