In short: My 3rd and probably last GNR....... In full: Loved it, although the weetabix I had at 6.30 (due to early bus pick-up) had run out by the 10 mile mark!!! Crowd as ever splendid and the staggered start made the flow a lot better - didn't have to overtake too many walkers this year! Would love to do it again but the expense of the whole weekend, particularly inflated hotel prices make it unfeasable! Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: The sun shone and the wind blew(a lot!!) for this challenging but enjoyable and well-organised race. Was very tempted to use the donkey in the field at 6 miles to get up the hill!! In full: Well done marshalls for the fantastic organisation and for preventing us from being run over by the aggressive drivers of Bedfordshire - why won't they wait?! My first time at Sandy, definitely up for next year but will have to put in some extra hill training!! Date of review: March 28, 2006
In short: Lovely run but where were the marshalls?? In full: Scenery great and a few hills to make this a slightly challenging course. Great friendly run for beginners, but not a marshall to be seen stood out on the course except at water station and the road crossing point - what would happen if anyone got injured?? Great that we got free entry to safari park afterwards - a "grand day out"!!
In short: Never mind the sore legs - my sun burn is killing me!! In full: My 2nd year of doing this race - think the novelty and excitement got me round last year . Struggled this year due to the heat (hence sunburn!) and I certainly don't remember all those hills!! Support from the locals great again. First aiders must have had their work cut out but more marshalls to notify of injury/ illness would be useful! No water at start was disappointing. I managed to get water at all stations on the race but know people further back who had none at 9 miles! Good race for beginners as the fantastic atmosphere makes up for all the other problems! Red Arrows got me down the home straight too! Date of review: September 19, 2005
In short: Excellent route along the embankment. Marshalls great! In full: Missed this race last year and was pleased to see the route had changed as the previous 2-lap course used to be a bit disheartening!! Brilliant atmosphere and excellent marshalls (well done Bedford Hariers). Another special "Race for Life"!! Date of review: July 18, 2005
In short: Brilliant marshalling and more scenic than I had imagined MK would be! In full: Lots of marshalls along the way - brilliant support. Water stations great - but why such large bottles?- what a waste!! Can't believe it was adidas sponsored, not cheap to enter and not a goody bag in sight. Well organised and scenery better than I imagined. Wish I had done more training though!! Date of review: March 21, 2005