In short: A fantastic race, magnificent scenery and great marshalling. Really top notch and well organised, shower & food at the end is a great bonus...we were spoiled! Date of review: October 24, 2011
In short: Another good Fred Hughes. In full: Excellent race as always and great support from the marshalls. I agree with the other comments however, the start does let down what over all is an excellent race Date of review: January 24, 2010
In short: Pretty average In full: I have run this every year since it began and still the organisers cannot get the traffic flows right. I have no sympathy for those arriving late...we all know what time it starts and have plenty of time to make suitable arrangements, but the organisation needs to be much slicker. How on earth they manage at the Grand Prix I really don't know. We were very lucky this year that the weather was kind, as a delay of 15 minutes some years would have had half the runners suffering hypothermia.
There was also total chaos trying to get from the changing areas to the baggage drop off, it was far worse than in previous years.
As for the T-shirt, once again it would fit a gorilla. I'm a big guy at 196lbs and nearly 6'2" and it drowns me! Ah well, hoefully a charity shop might benefit again.
Would I run it again, yes I will probably be back again next year. It's local to me and my grouses are in reality relatively minor. I suppose it is because the issues are fairly small, and I am sure could be easily solved, that they are irritating. Date of review: March 16, 2009
In short: Great race, really enjoyed In full: This was my second race of the series and I hope next year I can manage to fit in all four. Personally I think Garburn was even more scenic but this race is also magnificent. Really great fun...let's have more! Date of review: October 9, 2006