In short: Big Events like Bath could learn from this! In full: Everything you want - easy (free) parking near the start, restricted numbers to prevent (too much) congestion, nice course, great support from the town! I too was surprised by the 'undulations' (although they WERE metioned on RW, AND I've done this event before duh!) For the money I felt the medal/banana/water were ample and you could also but a t if you felt the need. Really DO wish the bigger events like Bath would take a leaf out of Fleet's book - and listen to what the RUNNERS say. Well done Fleet and Crookham Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: DONT ADVERTISE A T SHIRT THEN NOT GIVE ONE! In full: Very VERY disappionted with this run - especially as i have been wanting to it for a few years now (last year snowed off). On arrival at HQ found free t shirts (from LAST year) that had obviously been back to the manufacturer to have 'snowed off' printed on them RW had this advertised as having a memento AND t shirt and on completion of today I was also told to go back to HQ to collect my t shirt
End result - NO TSHIRT, NO MEMENTO!!
Maybe being childish but todays run was really hard work and to have absolutely nothing to show for it is a bit of a kick in the teeth
Off my soap box now - BIG BIG thankyou to all the marshalls who must've been freezing in the terrible conditions to give up they're sunday for us Date of review: February 13, 2011
In short: Blimey! In full: Took me until Wednesday to even be able to walk properly again!! I know i'm coming back from injury but this just made me ache like you wouldn't believe. That said, I think everyone should do this.
Def one of the hardest runs of done for the distance invloved - I dont think my offroaders will every recover!! Date of review: February 9, 2011
In short: so cold! In full: turned up at this run fully expecting there to be a sign at the venue stating 'run cancelled due to adverse weather'. But it wasn't, and so glad - really well organised first-time event. 3 layers but -6 degrees meant i was still cold but lovely little local event and nicce course that seemed to be over really quickly. well done stampede sports Date of review: November 28, 2010
In short: great weekend In full: Went over to Jersey for the weekend. Had a great time. Everything thought of. Nice early start was good as route not traffic free. Really good atmospere with a lot of 'off-islanders' in attendance. Surprisingly fast course even though 1-3miles a bit of a grind. Thank you everyone who helped put on a great show (with special thanks to mary). Date of review: November 25, 2010
In full: Enjoyed this one as always. Well done AVR - especially with course change due at the last minute because of overnight rain. A big thanks too to all the marshalls and helpers (who needs hellrunner? haha) Date of review: November 8, 2010
In short: good run but...... In full: Haven't done this race for a while and thought i'd enter rather than travel all the way to cardiff. Having read what others said a agree with some but could have easily solved with a little thought. 1. Why not tell the front runners that goody bags are limited so only take one if you want (i would have been happy not to get one if i'd realised they were in short supply) 2. director DID state that water stop at 5 miles might not be there in his defence - he should of had a mike BUT people should LISTEN to the pre race chat rather than talk among themselves ; then they would know.
All in all i found the lack of marshall only in the last mile (back along in front of the station and around the fields - where the guy in front of me took a wrong turn and i had to shout to tell him!!)
I was upset to that most of the faster runners could not find the time to cheer on the back markers - especially when they pass you with 1/2 a mile to go!! Lovely course and great run no matter what Date of review: October 18, 2010