In short: Something different and definitely a race to do again. In full: This race was excellent, particularly for a first time race. I have to commend the organisers for putting this together.
Positives- starting on the bridge that had been closed for us runners was a special experience. Nice course with more spectators and support than expected. Marshalls were excellent, lots of them and really encouraging. Really nice race t shirt and ceramic medal. Most generous goody bag I've ever had at a race, drinks, bananas, crisps and lots more. Great atmosphere.
Things to improve on: there weren't enough toilets so I had to stop at a portaloo en route. The end of the race was a bit of a free for all to get goody bags. No extra small t shirts left when I finished (2 hours 10) which was a shame.
Overall though, the points above in no way detract from a great race (even with that hill!). Well done and big thanks to the organisers. I'll be back next year. Date of review: August 28, 2014