In short: Nicely organised event In full: Well sorted event. They've clearly been doing this for a while now and it all went off pretty much like clockwork.
The only reason that I'd consider not coming back is because of the hill(s). I do train on some 'up and down' routes but the climb up Spooky Hill on lap two is not something that I'm sure I want to sign up for again.....
Big thumbs up for all of the marshals who were clearly enjoying themselves and their enthusiasm definitely is/was appreciated.
Final nit-pick - It's not a big thing at all but is it just me that prefers tee-shirts that bear a date - even just the year - of the event? Looking at the tee-shirts given over the last few years at this event it seems like I may be in a minority as none seem to have been 'time-stamped' in the past either........oh well. Date of review: April 13, 2014
In short: What More Do You Expect for £10. Brilliant In full: Great race. Managed a PB. Very well run. Lots marshals and directions. Will be running this again. Thanks to Bolton Harriers for a great race. Date of review: April 21, 2013
In short: Great race In full: I loved the fact that this was mostly a trail run, although the bottle neck at footbridge was a bit of a problem and obviously impacted on a lot of people's pb's, but is that really what running is all about? The hill didn't bother me either; it was very steep but short so manageable for a novice like myself. The astmosphere was great, the marshalls were very supportive (despite the ipod situation which we received an email about after the event and is down to the UKAA, not the race organisers themselves), the goody bag at the end was brill and it was very well organised. Date of review: May 16, 2012
In short: Very well organised - impressive! In full: I really enjoyed this race! I was amazed by the organisation! There were free pre race massages, I was reassured by the large first aid presence and very encoraging marshalls. The weather was shocking on the day, but that can't be helped! The race was described as undulating, but there was only one hill ( which you visit twice) The finishing arrangents were great! I loved the little packets of midget gems and the t- shirts were super too! My only compliant is that the foot bridge thingi in the middle of the race caused a bottle neck which slowed everyone down. All in all a great race that I would be pleased to do again! Date of review: May 11, 2012