In short: Lovely 5 mile race In full: Really well organised race. I really enjoyed it. Cake stall at the end was an added bonus! I came 29th and set my PB :-). Well done to everyone involved. Date of review: June 12, 2012
In short: Loved it. What a fantastic experience! In full: This is a race you must do. I almost gave up attempting to enter through the ballot but gave it one more try and got lucky. Cannot fault the organisation. Pre race number collection took minutes and I really enjoyed the expo. On race day I attached my number to my bag and left my bag on the marked lorry with very friendly staff. I was in pen 8 so my idea of a fast time was soon dispelled. However, one I got started the pace was good enough to get on target for under 4 hours, but not much faster. The crowds were fantastic. Great idea to have name printed on vest. Plenty of water and lucozade stations. Pacers who kept to the correct pace. Perhaps a bit narrow at some points which caused a few issues. When I reached the finish the brilliant organisation continued. Medal, photo with medal and bag collected all within 5 minutes! I was waiting 45 minutes at the Bath half in 2009! Can't wait to do it again!!!! Date of review: April 28, 2012
In short: Hilly and scenic In full: Would like to thank the marshalls and organisers for a great race. Really enjoyed my run even though I struggled on the DOWNHILLS!!!! The weather was fantastic too. Nice medal and t-shirt , plenty of water stations and nice friendly atmosphere. Date of review: March 25, 2012
In short: Well organised and enjoyable run In full: First 10 mile race in a long time and really enjoyed it. The course isn't too challenging with only a couple of short climbs so should appeal to anyone hoping to get a PB. Was a little disappointed that there are no medals or other momento but I guess that was to keep the price down a little? Would definately run this race again and it's a great training run for the London Marathon. Date of review: February 13, 2012
In short: Good for a quick time unless you get injured like me :-( In full: This is a good course and can easily produce a good time. Unfortunately I ended up with a stress fracture and in A&E the following day :-( ... All we got at the end was a medal. A goody bag would have been nice as I was desperate for a drink. Date of review: October 15, 2011
In short: Brilliant race In full: This is the second time I have run this race and I beat my previous time by 26 MINUTES! Organisation was fab but could have done with having louder PA system at start as there were people gassing throughout the minutes silence unaware that it was happening. The route is great being just hilly enough for a challenge but not over exertive. Water stations were plentiful AND there were Jelly Babies on offer 3 miles before the end! Lots of support around the course which was good to see and the finish was great. The t-shirt is possibly the best one I have received after a race but I don't think I was the only one not to receive a medal until I realised it wasn't in the goody bag. Will definately do it again. Date of review: September 12, 2011
In short: Tough but enjoyable! In full: This was my first marathon and I failed terribly at 21 miles when my legs gave up on me. Course was great but a little energy sapping! Its not often you tell people to walk but I wish I had walked up the hills on the first lap! Lots of people using the park made it a little congested but that is to be expected. Great shirt, medal and mug as well as plenty of drinks, energy gels, fruit etc... Well done to everyone who finished and those who tried but failed. Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: Brilliant Race - shame about the finish :-( In full: This race is getting more and more popular. I missed last years race so was amazed to see how many more people entered this time around.
The course is undulating but not too challenging as long as you have trained.
Having the pacers definately helped. I managed to knock two and a half minutes off my previous best!
The finish could be improved simply by having the goody bags packed ready to hand out. My friend fell over at the finish line and gashed her leg and had to wait 20 minutes getting through to the goody bags before she could recieve attention. Date of review: May 4, 2011