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
In short: Good race. Splendid location. makes a change from suburban roads. In full: Got to cross the hallowed Top Gear finish line, twice! Very different race, but I thought it was great, and those elite boys don't half go off at the bang.
And FINALLY, a start tone I could hear (being a bit mutton). Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Well, I had to review it of all people!...... In full: I had forgotten about the other mean little uppies and downies deep in the bowels of the woods. Also, I was sure it was more than 10K. An extra K would seem about right, and would partly explain my tardy time.
Excellent mornings entertainment, plenty of parking, Toby seemed to manage a cheery OK Yah! to everyone and a massive vote of thanks to the marshalls for a job well done.
Well done to the girl who cut her hand in a fall but still finished, unlucky to Deadlegs who blew his achilles about 3 K in and it's amazing how many new rude words you hear coming up Marthas back passage!
In short: A race that makes you dig deep within yourself for motivation. In full: Organisers taken note of last time and provided water as well. Course directions improved this time round. Not cheap at a tenner, some very good runners and parking adjacent to the race, for everyone. Excellent encouragement from marshalls and competitors alike.
If the average run bores you, come a burn a little rubber here instead and set your quads and everything else on fire just like Johnny Storm. Ouch. Date of review: December 17, 2005
In short: A very well worthwhile all rounder In full: Excellent parking close to the track. Rec for the kids, Big park to play in. No queue for the toilets!! And half a dozen man traps!! Indoors!! With paper!!
Nice start and finish on the track, well marshalled although some of the trucks were a bit close.
2 water stations at 3.5K and 7K. Why doesn't everyone do this?
Knocked nearly a minute and a half off my PB.
Back next year? Definitely. Date of review: May 22, 2005