In short: Best race I've done in a long time In full: For the money you get, a medal, wine at every drink station, a good technical t-shirt, great pre-race organisation, a handshake from superman at the finish (Alan) a cup of tea, cake, fruit, wine, more wine en-route and gels and squash and water and fruit again and a pork roll (very nice veggie option too I am told). The course is beautiful, testing and not flat, some road, mainly on track so can be a bit slippy, but the times are not important here. Fancy dress well worth it, probably 70% of the field were in some form of fancy dress. Great organisation, lovely people, lovely race. Can't sell it enough - If you want a fun day out and a hilly half with a twist do it, you wont regret it! Date of review: September 9, 2013
In short: Not for those who dislike mud, or hills, or wind, or fun In full: Nice race - great marshalling - tough course - great tea and cake - will do again when brave enough Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Always on my race calender In full: I love the 3 race series - and well Stevenage isn't all that beautiful but its dark and I didn't have my glasses so I may have missed a beauty spot or two - hang on its a 5k sod the scenery - run faster
Organisation is excellent, marshals great, food & helpers afterwards superb and its given me some pb's. Competative at the front and friendly at the back - gets a good club turn out from the local clubs and is a good race for the slow or speedy alike. My favourite 5k. Date of review: November 16, 2005
In short: The course "wasn't hard enough" - according to the Event organiser Dr Rob - He is insane... In full: After an hour of slogging up and down hills, Some nice pedestrians warned me it was slippy on the steps - I yelled back "I've just come down them thanks, I'll be ok" - and then I fell over in the mud. That pretty much sums it up - I had a bad dream last night about hills...
I loved this event - good things don't come cheap, but it's not criminally priced - most of your entry goes to charity and you get massive value for money (and a unique momento and very cool medal this year). It's probably one of the top 3 friendliest races I've run.
I downloaded the long video - which is great, and as an added bonus if you watch it on fast forward it sound like an episode of "Morph". Date of review: January 4, 2005
In short: An experience to be had - but a costly one In full: I loved the race - but i still think £46 is too steep for what it is (and that's without the £5 day licence - which varies race to race in cost!?!)- great friendly marshalls (thanks folks) and yes there was plenty of water on the course - yes nice sweatshirt, but give me a cheap t-shirt and/or a decent medal and charge me £30-£35 for the race and I'd do it every year for the scenery and beating that hill into submission a bit more every time. Plus i'd fool my friends into enetering too. Date of review: November 16, 2004