In short: fun race but poor organisation and expensive In full: Overall the race was fun but considering that there was no finishing momento other than a bottle of water it was a very expensive race! T-shirts available but at an extra cost! I wouldn't do it again, shame!I didn't see any markings directing you to the race from the road either so it was hard to find even once in the centre! Date of review: November 8, 2009
In short: potentially a fast flat race with great scenery In full: Despite being in orange wave (c) I had a really slow start there were people walking even before the 5km mark and many other slow runners that were difficult to pass so that was my PB out the window! I am sure i also saw white and green numbers mixed in with the orange people too!
Apart from the starting waves the other organisation was great, i loved the run through shower it was a great relief on a hot day! The free massage and people handing out jelly babies was also great!
The last couple of miles were into strong wind but at least it was sunny and there was a great view!
As for the parking, I parked on the common walked to gunwarf after the race for a meal and by the time I returned the roads were clear!
For such a large event it ran pretty smoothly! Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Great cross country course on mixed terrain In full: I liked the fact that there were no roads or pavements at all. The course was challenging, was it just me or was there more uphill than down? The bananas were well appreciated! I did actually get a PB not sure how though as it was a challenging course! Date of review: September 28, 2009