In short: The first 4k is very tough all uphill and steep up hill at that. The climb to the top is worth it as the view is magnificent. Second half was a lot easier all down hill and a chance to get your time back. Lovely atmosphere with great support. Date of review: May 5, 2013
In short: Hard first 4km but really enjoyable and fast second half of the race In full: Course: As other people have said, the first 4km of the race is a series of ascents, with the hill between 2-3km being particularly brutal. Once up to the top though you can start relaxing and enjoying the scenary a little more (and making up for lost time). Probably one to add at least a minute onto your normal 10k time for, despite the extremely fast last 2k. Event: Well organised start on a wide piece of road, plenty of marshalls around the course and lots of water at the drinks stations at the finish (where a free banana was also handed out). Would be nice to see a race clock at the finish if they have more entrants next year. Date of review: May 8, 2012
In short: Challenging first half, worth turning up for! In full: My first time at this race. Very friendly! Tough first part, lots of climbing, fab views at the top! Speedy second half with a lap of the field to finish. Great atmosphere! Will be back next year and try to improve my time for the first half of the race, second half was very speedy!
In short: Steep...but fun In full: What a lovely race. Scenery, organisation, atmosphere all great. The course is tough, in the first few kms at least, with a long uphill which stretches out ahead of you. Then a short descent before another (lesser) pull up to the top. After that it's much easier with it being flat or downhill, except for one nasty little hill half way down. I really enjoyed it and was pleased with my time of 47.00, especially as I overheard local runners saying you can add 3-4 minutes onto your regular time, in which case I'm in PB territory! I would highly recommend this race, but not if it's your first 10k. Nice facilities too with a bacon sandwich stall, tea and cakes, and bottles of water/bananas for finishers. Date of review: May 6, 2012
In short: i like the race but i had 5 clients who ran a 10k for the first In full: i like the race and next year would go for a pb. I had no major issues but i do run lots for races. But i had 5 clients how had never ran that far before and were put off by the back marshall being to close to them and now they don't want to run again Date of review: May 24, 2010