In short: Hard but worth the effort In full: It rained like stink for most the 32 miles but hey what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Great race with freindly people all round. Date of review: June 7, 2009
In short: Beautiful race In full: The entire day was fantastic. The sun was shining and so was the help. The marshalls were helpful and freindly. Apart from the funny little circuit at the start the course is lovely. Can be a little quiet in places but thats nice to get your thoughts together. The park and ride was well organised £1.50 resturn, easy access. Next year the family and I are going to make a day out of it. Date of review: April 26, 2009
In short: I would do it again but only because I live in Bristol In full: I think everyone has stated the cobbles so I won’t go into those any further. My PB for this course is 1 Hour 32 and last year I did it in 1 Hour 36. However I was put in the yellow pen which was tiring as I spent the first couple of miles wasting energy ducking and diving around people that shouldn’t have been there! I don’t think you can particularly call it a goodie bag! A TIN OF SOUP?!!! What? The crowds were amazing. I wasn’t out for a PB this year so I managed to soak up their energy. Thanks crowd. Overall I would run it again but only because its on my doorstep, the organisation hasn’t been that great for the past couple of years.
In short: Wasn't that impressed with organisation In full: The organisation this year seemed to be all over the shop. The web site wasn't updated, the packs weren't all sent out, the starting was late. AGAIN there were the wrong people in the wrong starting time areas (Scooby out of the way!). Mile markers were missing and out of place. This is no ones fault but I personally found it too hot! No I'm going to blame the organisors for that also :-) Why make the end part after de-chipping for runners or officals only, that was a pain for meeting with people after. Drinks stations were good though! Date of review: September 17, 2006
In short: Always a good run In full: Alway a good race. Queens Sqaure is transformed into a welcoming racing village. It's always nice to see plenty of St Johns people, just in case. Drinks and Energy stations were well organised and postioned. The only grumble I have is that there were no announcements that I heard for people to make sure they were in the correct time category, this led to a slightly frustrating start. All round good run. Date of review: October 4, 2005