In short: A good easy, no thrills race. In full: Nice organisation, pleasant route, hot showers afterwards. Great race. The staff at the Hub dealt with some rather rude female runners rather well who insisted on using the gents toilets, despite being asked not too. (I hate trying to use urinals with females cracking jokes about shy men).... Date of review: September 2, 2012
In short: 20 miler, with potential, but definitely not achieved. In full: At the start, I thought we was in for a special race. Thought it was genius using a camp site as a base, clean loos, hot showers and even a good pub on site. Transit to carpark good on arrival.
But it didn't really deliver. Chap on the bike very friendly, and 1/2 other marshals supportive, but on the whole was like have 'agency staff' standing looking depressed. And as for the water situation; massively dehydrated, unable to use any gels because of water situation. And wow, the mini bus back to the cars, it was like being on a gran prix.
It should have beeen an exceptional race, but it just failed on some key points.... Date of review: March 11, 2012
In short: Electrifying start In full: Just superb. I'm a seasoned marathon & half marathon runner, and have never seen such an unbelievably slick, high energy start. Of course a big race always needs more toilets, and this is especially true of the GNR.
Would love to do it next year. Highly recommended.