In short: Hilly but great fun, well-organised and friendly. In full: I had a great time running the half-marathon this morning, despite the cold weather. The course was a good mix of town and country running with some demanging, but not impossible, hills. The marshalling was fantastic - plentiful and cheerful and always ready with the vital, encouraging lies of "looking good" and "not far now"! There is a great, flat, 500m-long finishing straight (if you have the legs left). All-in-all, a great way to spend a February morning. Date of review: February 3, 2013
In short: Hilly, muddy and wet - who could ask for more? In full: It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. The motocross circuit was brutal (in a good way), the neck-deep water was a welcome addition and the marshals were friendly and encouraging. In true Grim style, the atmosphere and camaraderie were fantastic. The only problem, apart from the traditional queues at the loos, was that not enough people entered!
In short: Hill wasn'tas bad as I feared In full: An excellent, well-organised race. In the 50-55 min pen, the pack didn't thin out for about a kilometre but after that it was great. Varied surface with uneven grass, mud, road and pavement made for an interesting run.
Join in next year - don't fear the hill! Date of review: October 10, 2010