In short: Great training run In full: There was no 2012 option so i had to put 2011 so please bear in mind that my review is for 2012...
I did this run today and it was a very well organised race with a good amount of marshalls who were very friendly and supportive.
Its a beautiful part of the country and there was a good group of people there. Not sure how many but def several hundreds of people.
I'm training for my first marathon and needed to get my long run in. My running club suggested doing this run and it was a good run.
I'd say that it was a challenging run as it was very hilly in parts.
It started along the tow path for the first 2 miles or so and then on the road where in betweeen mile 3 and 4 there was a massive hill that nearly killed me. After that it varied in terrain but there were some inclines but also several steep down hills which was very welcome.
The route is very scenic so it def helped make the run more "enjoyable".
I found mile 9 - 13 the most enjoyable as it was so pretty and mainly flat... a few inclines but nothing too taxing...
There were plenty of water stations and the Basetts jelly babies at mile 17 were welcomed with open arms.
There were loads of cakes at the end. The muffins were gigantic and were cut in half as they were soooo big. There was plenty of drinks as well - tea, coffee, juice,water
It was a bargain as well for only £5!
Overall a very good run and i would def recommend it.