In short: This race is very painful and awesome In full: This is the only race where I have seen people carried off repeatedly, it plays with your mind and it hurts like hell. But the slowest person today crossed the line with a grin the size of the Severn Bridge.
Do this race, you might find out something about yourself. If nothing else, it's a voyage of discovery.
And I'll be back next year and every year, until Toby (race organiser)stops saying at the finish (while tapping his watch) "What sort of time do you call this?"
In short: Killer. Only downside on organisation was some of the route was not signposted, but apparently the locals take the signs down to be a pain. In full: The view from the top of the Purbeck Way makes this one of the great races of all time. You can easily see the curvature of the earth. Date of review: September 11, 2006
In short: A fine Sunday morning run. In full: Excellent parking, good loos in leisure centre, after race grub in race hut at reasonable prices, excellent cup of tea. Long walk to start, useful wee bushes opposite start, difficult angled start though, bit messy, quite pretty, unofficial water hazards, not a fast course. Couldn't quite make out exactly which bit was finishing line. Date of review: May 14, 2006