In short: Great tough race with excellent organisation In full: I did this race 2 years ago and only missed last year due to injury. Great people, well marshalled, beautiful route and cake. What more do you want? Date of review: February 17, 2008
In short: Nice route and well organised In full: A well organised race with plenty of the things you want - toilets, baggage store, changing rooms and bacon sandwhiches. One thing I didn't like was the callendar. I don't race that much and love getting meddals. Date of review: December 9, 2007
In short: Lovely views, well organised In full: Despite the freezing, windly conditions, this was a great race. Very well organised, loads of friendly, encouraging marshalls. Nice course and not too many cars given most of it was on roads.
Minor personal gripe - not meaning to be ungreatful but a medal would have been better than a pen. I know other runners who do loads of races have tons of medals but for us less frequent racers, we look forward to medals. Date of review: November 18, 2007
In short: Really good race In full: This has become a fixture in my diary as has the October run. Its quick and efficently organised. They managed a lot of runners really well and the route is nice fast and well marshalled in the right places.
Its not the best supported but that doesn't bother me. It starts a little too early but I understand why as parking in Kingston for a 10am start would be next to impossible.
Two things I would change are that I would like to see a couple of loos half way around the course. I really needed one on the second lap and it spoilt me run. The other this is that I hate the mugs but I seem to be in a minority. Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: Good race, shame about the traffic In full: I would definitely do the race again, mainly because it’s a good distance and time for FLM but it’s not my favourite. I don't like the 6 mile loop you have to do twice and I hated the traffic that built up. By 10am, there were lots of cars trying to pass and it became annoying. One girl had her water bottle knocked out of her hand by a wing mirror. The race could also do with at least one more water station.
On the up-side, good organisation at the start and finish. Plenty of toilets, friendly marshalls and a well marked course. Date of review: March 27, 2006
In short: Mud, hillys and lots of jelly babies In full: Ok, there was a problem with 50+ people getting lost and doing 2 extra miles but that was just one of those things. Other than that, such a long XC course was well marshalled and signposted, lots of nice treats on route and all the tea you could drink at the end. Great race. Date of review: February 12, 2006