In short: Great organisation, great location, Great British weather In full: One of the best organised races I have done. Good facilities and very welcoming atmosphere.Great touches: Hot tubs Instant position on screen T shirt and useable stuff in goody bag Loads of parking. No real complaints,might have got PB if the weather hadnt been awful! Date of review: March 4, 2007
In short: Very beautiful course, endless hills and mud In full: Great race and the weather was perfect. A punishing course with some lovely views, great atmosphere and friendly marshalls and support. Water station seemed a bit understaffed and a cup of sugary squash would have been welcome at that point!!!! "Violent" image on the T shirt has raised a few eyebrows already.
In short: Was it as good as last year? In full: The start is a big improvement, not sure that the new lap is any better than the previous Stonehouse detour though. Its a shame the middle water station has been axed,a bigger shame the t-shirt is gone even though it was very popular, and the last 2 miles was as unpleasant as usual with standing traffic pouring fumes into Ebley Road, a sad end to an otherwise pleasant race.
In short: One of the great races In full: Wonderful conditions for running, and a very welcoming atmosphere. Any chance of a half marathon sometime? In such a good setting one lap is not enough! Start was a bit better than the mid summer race, although there weren't so many people running tonight. Many thanks to organisers and marshalls. Date of review: September 9, 2006
In short: A great place for a race In full: Very good race, fast course, well organised, scenic, and a nice post-race atmosphere with drinks and cider by the lake. Hope to be back next year!! Date of review: July 10, 2006
In short: Fantastic setting, and cool weather was a blessing. In full: Seemed to be unnecessary that we started on a narrow path,took 32 seconds to cross the line and I wasn't at the back. A wider start in the adjacent field would be better. Very friendly marshalls, tree prize a great touch. Date of review: June 27, 2006
In short: Ouch! In full: An awful lot of very narrow paths where overtaking was nearly impossible, and extreme terrain challenges constantly slowing the pace gave the feeling of a mass training run more than a race. well organised and good fun - glad it wasnt raining though! Date of review: February 19, 2006