In short: Nice and challenging; medal instead of a mug but worth it. In full: Only let down was delay at start - think there should be better management of on the day entries. Watermelon = genius! Did I leave to early to get a mug or were they replaced by medals this year? Also got a spot prize which was nice! Date of review: June 22, 2008
In short: Nice flat course but dull and lack of casual supporters due to far out location. In full: I liked the race from a training for FLM point of view. But it suffers from a lack of supporters along the route by being so far away from major towns. Weather couldn't be helped. Traffic before and after was a nightmare. I would not do this race if it weren't so perfectly timed to fit in with my training London Marathon program. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Great atmosphere but too many runners made it hard to run quickly. In full: Excellent atmosphere with all the crowds and the sheer number of participants. But conversely that made it a slow race as I was constantly trying to fight my way around people walking! On the day, it was very warm so would have been better to have first water stop a little earlier. Date of review: October 1, 2005
In short: Great views. Nice fresh air. Friendly bovine supporters :) In full: Nice run. I really enjoyed running in the countryside. Fresh air, great running weather (not too hot, no rain) and not too much mud made great surface.
Only complaint would be that after about 500 metres there was a footbridge which we had to cross one-by-one. About 3 min delay for me. Date of review: May 23, 2005