In short: Good race if you don't mind the hills In full: Scenery on this one is very nice but a hard race for a PB as it is up and down all the way. Recommend some decent training before running this one as lots of runners (including me) with calf cramp. Hope the runner near the end having CPR is alright (any news on this would be good). Think the organisers should ban cars parking on the road near the start/end to ensure ambulances can get through. Maybe the end should be at the castle like the two castles run (more room)!! Date of review: September 27, 2010
In short: Good run with exception of memorial park bit and crowding at the start In full: The last thing you need near the end of a race is to come back on yourself several times. Need to change route in memorial park so either straight through or all the way around it. Date of review: October 22, 2006
In short: Good well organised race and support on the last hill was excellent, will run again (anyone know where the results get posted?) In full: Low on the amount of entries compared to other races which is surprising as well organised with good support and water stops well stocked. Hills challenging and the last one is murder (11.5 miles). Overall though a good race and would do again Date of review: March 15, 2005
In short: Dangerous race, many fell over due to very muddy conditions and narrow pathways In full: Having only ever done the Kenilworth half Marathon last October, I was ready for this. However as a pre-Marathon run I found the course dishearting not due to the difficulty of it but the sheer madness of anyone wanting to enter this race. Narrow runways led to people slipping over on many occasions and many straight paths / slight slopes were un-runable.
The course should be down as a heavy mucky cross country run with a few roads on the way. Anyone finishing without falling over did well. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: First ever half-marathon, managed 1.47 but the hill just before the end really takes it out of you (would advise walking it) In full: Very good race with good organisation. Will do again as excellent as a training session. Doing the London marathon in April and a few more in between but not expecting quite so many hills! A map detailing ups and downs would be very useful. Date of review: February 5, 2005