In full: first time at this race,just looking for a run so started at the very back. good mix of runners, nice marshal's nice feel to the event. would run this one in 2016....... Date of review: January 21, 2015
In short: A regular visit for me In full: This race starts a short hop from my local parkrun course and is a good mix of trail, road and canal towpath (although this can make choosing appropriate shoes tricky). This was the 4th time I have done the race. It's well organised and a scenic route.
It would be nice to have a more bespoke medal.
But I'll be back next year as it's a great race and an interesting distance. Date of review: January 19, 2015
In short: Well done 209 for putting the event on despite the conditions. In full: Lovely mixed terrain route made better (more challenging) by the dusting of snow. Glad 209 decided that the event could go ahead, loved it. Great value, great marshals, thanks. Date of review: January 20, 2013
In short: snowy/icy but fun In full: The conditions were challenging with all the snow and ice but the course was definately good underneath it all.. some obstacles for taller runners with low bridges etc and I believe a club member hit his head :( well done to all the marshalls who came out in it to keep us all on track and safe. excellent medal and goody bag not bad.. had a funny named energy drink in it though 'pussy' ??? Date of review: January 20, 2013
In short: Good way to get New year weight off! In full: Small and well-formed. Its pretty flat and has some running on marshalled roads. Last half is virtually all along canal towpath which is too narrow for more than two abreast. Nice start/finish area. Good PB potential if you keep ahead of the crowds in the first 2km Date of review: September 7, 2010
In short: Great route. In full: Having done this for a few years this was the best route yet, especially the woodland start. As ever, it ran like clockwork and parking is as easy and convenient as they come. The pie van at the end was a welcome addition. The distance makes this a very handy start of the year training run. Date of review: January 29, 2010
In short: 8.2 is a nice change. Easy and well-organised canalside run. In full: Personally I'd prefer more off-road. My trail shoes were perfect for the canal and woods but made my legs ache on the roads!I like it as its my home area, so a training run for me. Date of review: January 26, 2010