In short: Very good as always In full: Extremely well-organised and enjoyable race. Nice atmosphere, nice marshall, even nice car park people. If it was only a couple of days further away from the Knacker Cracker I might be able to run it without pain; but that is my fault really. Date of review: January 3, 2010
In short: best part of the festive season In full: Got to 9k and felt quite sad, it was all over too quickly. Thanks to Dr Rob for another fabulous race, great hat and tshirt. And thanks to the nice bumble-bee for pulling me out of the mud I threw myself into. Date of review: January 1, 2010
In short: very well organised in the face of appalling weather and the postal strike In full: this race is always much harder than I think it is going to be, even when the weather cleared up I was still struggling. Very good effort from organisers and marshalls, can't have been much fun,thank you. Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: perfect, no faults at all In full: beautiful, friendly, hilly, nice marshalls. cake chocolate, jelly babies and a beer tent. can't think of anything else I would want. Thank you! Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: lovely atmosphere and marshalls make this race In full: the laps really aren't that bad, it seems to make it easier if anything. The race is very differently organised to other races, but that is no bad thing. Just a very enjoyable experience because the people are all so lovely Date of review: August 23, 2009
In short: need to sort the organisation out In full: I entered this before reading last years reports, then read them, and thought, oh well it must have got better.
Would have been better if: it had started on time, the distance had been correct (12.75), the people at the water station had been briefed on how much runners will need to drink, there had been another water station. I spectated at the tri the day before, and I suspect they use all their organisational ability on that. Date of review: August 16, 2009
In short: That really hurt In full: It was beautiful, the marshalls were super (especially the lady at mile 8 who sounded like a crowd by herself), the jelly babies were vintage. But it hurt so much, all the leg-numbing mud, the leg-numbing ascents and leg-numbing descents. Back next year, and thanks to the man I drafted for the last 3 miles, without you and the jelly babies I would still be out there. Date of review: August 2, 2009