In short: Not left standing alone In full: Good race, the prep and information pre and on the day were good. Great marshalls with lots of encouragement. Nice post race massage too meant my legs did not hurt at all after achieving a PB :) Date of review: January 19, 2015
In short: Great race, nice course, excellent marshalls, a good time to be had! In full: The route is fairly flat with only mild undulations so I think a shot at a PB time could be had here. It's all on roads, apart from about 150 meters on grass at the finish, and you have at least one side of the road to run on except for one section on a main road where it was a bit narrow (2 or maybe 3 abreast at most) which isn't ideal. I really like getting a T-Shirt at the end; I know some prefer a medal, but not me; I do like a nice running shirt. Slightly odd was the 'half' banana. Not quite sure if the budget didn't stretch to a whole banana for everyone! That minor quibble aside, a fantastic run, and I've already pencilled this one in for next year. Date of review: October 7, 2014
In short: Great event In full: First time doing this event and I was looking forward to it. Having completed the GreenWay Challenge (another event the NHRR promote) last year I knew that everything about the organisation would be faultless and it was. The part closed roads were well marshaled and driving to the event the signage on the A507 warning motorists of the event was welcome and reassuring. The majority of marshals were keen to encourage runners which is always appreciated.
Only negatives were a fairly uninspiring course scenery-wise (granted I may have been spoilt by my expectations from the afore mentioned Greenway challenge), and having finished pretty much exactly midfield I found the course quite congested for the entire race. Date of review: October 6, 2013
In short: Great race and event! Cant wait for next year. In full: A well organised event with a great local feel about it. Great for beginners and enough of a challenge for others. Did a pb so very happy even if it was very hot. Date of review: October 8, 2011