In short: Minehead you have done another great event.............. In full: Hard, hilly, wet, slippy, muddy, rocky.........a real challenge and excellent training run. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to do a great run and meet some lovely people, in beautiful surroundings. Who could ask for more on a Sunday morning? Date of review: July 26, 2009
In short: Slick operation and really nice goodie bag of Kent Cider/Apple Juice! In full: Lovely country lanes, winding through local villages so hardly any traffic - which was great. Well organised and defo in the book for 2010! Date of review: June 21, 2009
In short: Supporters are amazing there is no other race that makes you feel like a superstart like this one!!! In full: Great race with FAB support from everyone who came out to watch. It was VERY hot this year - so lots of people which was the perk to the weather, but hard work running as a result. The London Marathon is such a special event and organisation like clockwork from the expo to the event it's self. Really looking forward to Virgin next year to see what they have to offer- perhaps some better t-shirts and registering system??? Flora go out with a BANG - urgh NO,(t-shirt pants) but they are just sponsors and it is the RUNNERS/SUPPORTERS that make this race the amazing event that it is - so WELL DONE EVERYONE.
Note- first time I wore my name on vest and would defo recommend doign this, so much support. Date of review: April 27, 2009
In short: Hard, hilly and this year a GREAT goodie bag/t-shirt In full: This is is a great off road race pushing you to the limits at times. I have completed it a few times now and it doesn't disappoint. This year it was a little hetic at the start, so could do with a bit of organisation so not having a mass slow/difficult start for the faster runners. Perhaps timing guides ? Could do with a bit of race eiquette education as well- if you are good runner, up the front but nervous about going down hill please move over to the side for the more confident runners - that way we can all enjoy the race, as one of the main reasons for doing this event are the great hills (up & down). The land is MOD and not open to the public so the terrain is a real treat to race on.
Just one more thing, the GOODIE BAG - WOW great this year, technical t-shirt is fab, food treats are excellent and the organisation in handing everything out was excellent at the end. Super idea about using the bunker for this. Lots of loos as well.
Well done to all involved in this event especially, the parking attendants, marshals and of course the baggage ladies - with this many runners in the location runners are a challenge. Date of review: November 16, 2008