In short: A well organised race in a lovely bit of the country In full: On the whole a very well organised event. Its never going to get massive crowds in a rural area like this but enthusiastically supported by those who did turn out. A couple of killer hills but not as bad as it could be. Would have liked to have had water at the start (maybe I missed it) or at least a warning that there was not any (maybe I missed that). Date of review: May 5, 2015
In short: Flatness is not all its cracked up to be In full: Don't get me wrong, this is a really well organised event and I have enjoyed other events that these people have organised at Morton Morrell. Understandably the organisers sell this one on the basis that a flat course has more PB potential. However, having completed it I have to say that I found the flat, bleak course with four repetitious laps and lots of out-and-back sections quite unmotivating. I don't know whether that was why I did not achieve a PB, perhaps I am making excuses, but I feel that with nicer scenary, some gentle ups and rewarding downs I might have done better. Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: Gruelling but friendly In full: I did the half. The hills would have been tough, but I was prepared for that, but the mud just made it very slow as you had no choice in places but to pick your way through. At the end there were two enormous hills, one of which consisted entirely of mud. It made me yearn for the gentle hills of Warwickshire. However, the adversity brought runners together and made for a very friendly event. I have never chatted so much to fellow runners (this was partly because we were walking so much). The organisation was superb.