In short: Very well organised In full: Most enjoyable, well organised race. Tee shirt was a surprise "goody", but unfortunately my husband is L or XL and they only had small or medium. Plenty of water provided on the route and at the end. Well done again Wells Harriers! Date of review: May 31, 2011
In short: A must for the calendar In full: I love this race, running in it whenever my calendar allows... A slight downhill from the Market Square, past the pub from 'Hot Fuzz', takes you out to, a mixture of road, footway, bridle path, through the village of Dulcote, and of course, not forgetting, up Constitution Hill. When you reach the top then it's downhill to the Bishops Palace, & along Silver Street, taking you back out for another lap before finally finishing on the small green outside the entrance to the Bishops Palace. It's a challenging run that brings a smile to my face. I love it. This year I even got given a medal & a t-shirt with the event & date on it - that's more than the Edinburgh Marathon could manage...! Date of review: May 30, 2011
In short: Another well organised, enjoyable event In full: Well done Wells City Harriers! As ever, an event full of atmosphere, superbly organised, well marshalled and a must for all ages and abilities. Delighted to receive both t-shirt and a medal and the massage for a fiver was a bonus. Shame the timing clock wasnt working at the end but that's a minor thing, in fact it made the wait for the official results and timings even more exciting! An absolute must every year, brill. Date of review: May 29, 2011
In short: Another Brilliant Wells Fun Run In full: Again, excellently organised and marshalled with a great atmosphere at the start in the Market Square and at the finish by the adjoining Bishop's Palace. The route is well thought out, as the fair number of runners thins out well before potential congestion on the old railway path by the relief road. Road closures from Dulcote over Constitution Hill to the finish must take some organising, too.
Talking of Connie Hill, I did receive some local flak last year for suggesting it wasn't much of a problem. I guess if you turned up expecting a completely and utterly flat course where you can set your new PB or whatever, you might be disappointed. From my perspective as Mr Average Jogger though, I still can't really see a problem, especially given the marvellous view across the Bishop's Fields from the top and the downhill half-mile or so to the finish.
Anyway, a fantastic event again! Date of review: May 29, 2011
In short: Fast race with a short sharp hill that you do twice! In full: Great run, ran with Mrs RB, but if raced would be a very quick course with near to PB if not PB. Two laps makes it nice for the spectators, but did not make it feel like a drag. Thanks to all. Date of review: May 31, 2010
In short: Very enjoyable, well organised and a must enter for next year In full: Scenic, atmospheric and for many of us I'm sure Con' Hill was a challenge especially on 2nd lap, so maybe not a PB potential for most (not all of us can clearly be in Alistair's class!). Pleased to see chip timing and marshalling was unfussy and extremely efficient. Well done to all who gave their time to ensure a must enter event in 2011. Date of review: May 30, 2010
In short: Great Event ! In full: This was a great event, really good atmosphere and in the picturesque and tiny city of Wells. I prefer a one-lap course but at least you know what’s coming with two laps, plenty of time to look forward to round two on Constitution Hill. Plenty of support at the start and coming into the finish was fantastic. Thank you to the friendly Marshals around the route. Loved the medal and good quality bag, which both 5K and 10K runners received. Well done to Wells City Harriers for hosting a cracking event. We’ll be back next year regardless of relocation prospects.
In short: Great Event Again In full: My local event, so I'd need an excuse not to attend. All brilliantly organised and marshalled, great atmosphere overcomes the two-lap potential tedium. How on earth people can claim Constituional Hill is 'tough' defeats me - they could have taken up one of the paths straight up the Mendips to 900 plus feet!
My only very minor gripe is that, while the introduction of chip timings is probably sensible, we were only told about this after applying - there's a penalty of £10 for losing or failing to return the chip, so it would have been nice to know in advance.
Great event, see you all next year, assuming I haven't moved to Basingstoke (local knowledge required to understand that comment).