In short: flat, fast but narrow, good org but a bit of a mess up on the day In full: A good event overall. Good to see the introduction of a kids race with 15 year olds having the choice. There was a problem this year on the course and I suspect it was a little short as the lead bike did not move out onto the cycle track after the first lap of the running track. In the junior race there were cones and tape to stop this and the lead bike went out - this did not happen on the 5mile. I am sure this won't happen next year and apart from that the organisation was great - a very enjoyable race. Date of review: December 7, 2008
In short: Excellent organisation In full: Well marshalled, good police presence, lots of water stations. Really well organised. There was a big line for the loos on the recreation ground before the start but a few minutes away there were more portaloos and no line. Shame about the motorists but short of full road closures what can you do. Some drivers are just a**e holes!! Well done and thanks to the organisers. Date of review: September 18, 2005
In short: What a killer course. In full: Water up to the top of my thighs - thank goodness for long legs!! Muddy, sandy, very wet. Hills like I've never seen which moved under foot. Best bit seeing other people fall in the water. Good atmosphere. Goody bag incl decent T shirt plus other bits. This event must have taken some organising and they did a great job marking the course etc.
1 week after the great south run is a bit much though especially if all you've done is training on flat roads. Date of review: October 17, 2004