In short: Bring back Wollaton Park! In full: I'll be back because it's my nearest race, but I didn't like the new course. No so much worried about the scenery, but lack of spectators. It was like running thro' a ghost town in places. Get it sorted, organisers! Date of review: October 3, 2012
In short: World's first, but what else had it to offer? In full: Sorry to be a wet blanket, but this didn't do it for me. It's not a city centre race and it's hardly scenic country side. It stated clearly it wasn't for fun runners, but there were no stars either. It's also probably the quietest race I've ever done, due to the lack of crowds for the majority of the course.
Not sure why I paid to use the bus, as no-one checked whether I had or not. They just seemed to make hard work of it, early start, hanging about, no parking etc.
It's probably useful if you're doing London next month, but other than it was the world's first, I didn't see much point to it, and won't be back next year. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: Good course & excellent organisation In full: Another enjoyable morning out. A mildly testing course thro' the South Notts country villages. . Even the weather was better than forecast. A big thanks to all the organisors and volunteers. Their efforts were much appreciated. Hope to be back next year. Don't forget to get in early! Date of review: December 11, 2006
In short: Ginger biscuits at the end. Ought to be compulsory at all races. In full: Not an easy race, particularly as it was quite windy. Some nice countryside, but not so good running along the main road towards the end, especially for the wheelchair competitors on the unmade part. Nevertheless a pleasant morning out, and I will be back to do this again. Date of review: November 26, 2006
In short: Got my nice clean running shoes muddy ! In full: A very pleasant morning out. Course not too tough and weather cool but dry. Marshalls very encouraging, but not many spectators out in the countryside. Decent T-shirt, which I shall take on holiday to wear next week. Disappointed I didn't win a spot prize, only one number off. I'll have to come back next year for another go. Date of review: October 3, 2006
In short: Hot, hot, hot, hot and hotter In full: Nice race. Extra water stations most welcome. Would be aquick one, but for the heat. Did I mention how hot it was? Enough going on to keep the family amused too. Date of review: June 12, 2006