In short: Hills, driving rain, mud, a rendition of Hark the Heralds by the runners at the start, mince pies afterwards - great run! In full: A challenging course, with a nasty start. The weather made the course even more difficult, but there was a great atmosphere. Some people didn't like the mud and the field between 8 and 9K was nasty. A great run, one to note for next year. Date of review: December 13, 2007
In short: More than enough marshalls for all the road crossings. Very well organised. In full: Hard to find fault with the race. Just a tad under 10K maybe and 3 and 4K markers not quite in the right place. But that's just being really picky! I was concerned when I saw all the road crossings especially as it crossed a busy through road a couple of times, but an abundance of marshalls made sure that there were no issues at all.
Well done Sole Sister - other races could learn a lot from seeing this organisation. Date of review: June 10, 2007
In short: A PB by 5 minutes. Plenty of drinks (water and energy) and in bottles/squishy bags that are easy to carry for a short distance. In full: The start was good, only 50 seconds or so to cross the line. It was good to hear announcements asking people to start by the markers where they really did expect to finish. Date of review: September 14, 2004