In short: Windy on the airfield - excellent goodies at the end In full: Done this litte fella twice now and both times it's been a bit of a slog on the windy airfield which seems to go on for quite a while to say the least. Not particularly hilly so on a calm day it'd be a pretty quick course. Nice amount of goodies on offer at the finish which was nice. Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: They don't call it a challenge for nothing... In full: 1st marathon for me and I didn't help myself by getting lost twice and losing my instructions so I had to go back and find them! To be honest it was a lot tougher than I thought it'd be (Hertfordshire is a bit hilly-er than I expected!)but the various folks you meet on the way round (cheers Joe for putting up with my sweary ramblings over the last 2 miles) make it so much easier and the people at the checkpoints are friendly and helpful and there's the bread pudding of course.
In short: Just when you think the hill has finished... In full: Not bad and fairly relaxed with some nice views of Cambridge on the way round. In the rain it's quite slippy which all adds to the fun and the steepest slope is saved right till the end of the lap to give you something to look forward to the second time around! Date of review: May 22, 2006
In short: Nice little run but a very poor turn out, maybe more publicity needed for next time. In full: A nice run on a very hot day. but for a race that should've had 500 people turn up there can't've been 100! Must've been dissappointing for the organisers - people of Cambridge, where were you?! Perhaps the heat put a few people off in the morning or maybe there just wasn't enough publicity. That was the only issue, all else was good. Date of review: June 20, 2005
In short: Great fun - Nice course In full: First ever race and I thought it was excellent. Although they were a bit of a surprise the hilly bits were great fun and running through the woods was nice both for the scenery and it gave plenty of shelter from the wind. Nice to have plenty of distance signs so that knowing that you only have 1k then 500m left you can give it some stick without worrying sbout running out of steam. When it takes longer to do the 1/2 mile to get out of the car park than it takes you to run 10Km something must be amiss but it didn't detract anything from the experience I'd say. Date of review: October 11, 2004