In short: Great setting, great race, fantastic marshalls In full: Thoroughly enjoyed this race, very relaxed friendly atmosphere, great encouraging marshalls all the way round, nice route, very pleased. Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: Small pack of runners but a great atmosphere and mix of abilities In full: A small pack of runners about 100 but a great mix of abilities (I take about 60 mins), great that the ladies are set off 5 mins earlier.
Nice scenery, very well organised, the hills are challenging and long...
Thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back next year. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: After 4 years of doing it, Dissapointed this year! In full: Normally I would be sat here raving about how fantastic this event is, I along with a pal have completed it 4 times and look forward to it every New Years Day. 2011 was not a good event for those now at the 'back' of the race.
I would like to start by saying that the marshalls were fantastic and that the pre 'race' organisation was fantastic too.
However the new mass start didnt work for us, unfortunately we are not the fastest of runners, which in previous years didnt matter due to the 'wave' starts, but we were left bringing up the rear with other great runners only to finish to NO nice momentoes that every one else seemed to recieve. As previously mentioned by another 'back' runner the medal and t-shirt will be sent on, but when paying good money for what is normally a very good event I would like to feel I have left with what I have earnt!.
Also because we did take so long we missed the prize giving event, which last year was great fun and really added to the atmosphere.
Not so sure I will enter again next year as feel very dissapointed. Date of review: January 1, 2011