In short: What a way to finish of the year! In full: My first outing at Nos Galan and my first ever 5k (I normally do the longer stuff). Brilliant.
The event is like no other. The crowds were brilliant. The value is second to none. For £7 I got a fantastic event, a t-shirt, a medal, water and a glossy event program. I did the elite race so was finished fairly early and it didn't take over my NYE.
My only slight negative is that as of the next evening the results have yet to be published. It was chip timed so you expect quicker.
I can see why people travel for miles to run Nos Galan. It is truly one of a kind. Date of review: January 1, 2014
In short: A chance of a last pb of the year. In full: My first NVH10. The course was nothing special. Fast but you had to keep you whits about you. Loads of bollards/posts to bump into and curbs to trip over. The two laps were fine as I like to have it clear what's left. The results came out on the Tuesday which is acceptable without chip timing. Race HQ was very busy with so many entering on the day. But at £11 on the day I can't be too critical. I'll be back next year, which says it all really. Date of review: December 5, 2013
In short: A great race if you're not to worried about time. In full: Pros: Scenic course, good value, good atmosphere, nice t-shirt. Cons: Little chance of a pb, Water in cups only half full. No bag drop-off as advertised(unless I missed it).
In short: The weather could not spoil this great event In full: My first PGER and what an event this is. The course is pancake flat and with a large field you're never alone. The support was good even in the crappy weather. To finish off you got a technical t-shirt, a medal and a goodie bag. The only down side was the incredibly muddy field to finish.
In short: A good local race. In full: This was my first outing at the Reverse 10 and I thoroughly enjoyed my morning. The 1 mile long hill is a nice challenge which steals about 1 min off you and the course is fast other than that.
My only issue is that there was no marshal at about 8 mile and about 5/6 of us took a wrong turn. I didn't fare too bad as I could see the runners ahead running back but it still robbed me of about 30-40seconds. I was fuming.
To finish off though there was a nice technical t-shirt and for £12 (affiliated on the day) you cant ask for much better.
I'd do it again if I got chance. Date of review: August 18, 2013
In short: It's no substitute for London but a nice local Marathon. In full: The event ran like clockwork and the course would of been fast for me had it not been for the heat. I did get quiet in parts but the support was generally good. My only grip was at about 24 miles (the last water station) there was no water only gatorade. Gatorade at that time in the race is not really of benefit. I would probably do it again next year but as this year it wouldn't be my main focus (I did London two weeks before). Date of review: May 7, 2013
In short: A calassic race In full: My first outing at the Ashby 20 and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The course was fine, not as scenic as others have reviewed and the undulations were not a problem. Organization was second to none. My only slight gripe is the finish area. Way too muddy. Also the hoodie is not all it's cracked up to be. I'll never wear it so would of preferred a technical t-shirt. I'll be back next year. Date of review: March 18, 2013