In short: Worst organised race EVER In full: Signage was awful luckily I knew where I was going as I had made the same journey between the Old Traffords as I went to Muse concert in 2010. My hotel was opposite Man U ground. The baggage in was chaos one table thousands of people worst I've ever seen
I had no idea we had started but I thought the mat was a clue no signage to show where start was.
The route I thought was a lazy double backed route it had it's advantages but lazy never the less.
Mile markers were confusing and off. Water stations very unorganised had to get my own water on a few.
Toilets nowhere near enough when I had my 'accident' at mile 16 (started about 15 or wherever the caffeine gel were as I think they were warm.) no one could tell me where they were. So went into a hotel where a Marshall was in there ages lost 6 mins.
Finish area very crowded hard to find people.
Baggage area Queues between 1-2 hours how hard would it be to have 12 tables with 0-1000, 1001-2000 etc.
In short: Tough tester made easier by excellent marshalls and amusing comments every KM marker In full: Hard course lovely scenery made worse for me cause I was unfit. Marshalls were the best I've encounted in years possibly ever. Made easier by the welcome to Wales, Ireland etc. Every KM marker had a little love heart with a message Pain is temporary etc....Your fast than the guy on the sofa kept me going. Date of review: February 18, 2013
In short: Hilly, Wet, Windy and only for the insane. Not for the flat tarmac lovers ;-). A real challenge and good 'day' out In full: Great race to challenge yourself and make you realise anything else is a bit easy compared to this. Nice senery to look at as you struggle round really test your metal. Great support, TV cameras, Zipvit products nice finish it's a must do once in your life race. Date of review: November 2, 2011
In short: Hilly Muddy Adventurous playful 20 miler In full: 2nd year and will do it again lovely 20 miler which you do at your own pace it's great fun well organised be prepared to find your own way around though ;-). Hilly, Muddy, through woods great training run for Autumn Marathons. Great showers at end, Sandwiches and Cake thrown in. Well done Dunstable RR see you next year. Date of review: September 13, 2011
In short: Brendan sort it out dissapointing In full: I have been looking forward to this since I started running because of injury Brendan 'Money grabbing *******' made me pay TWICE. So this year I thought I'd get a nice race. I wasn't allowed into my pen because it was full !!! or the next so I eventually pushed my way into the next under duress. Then when Ant and Dec announced we are underway all this space appears FFS. Anyway the race was boring, the crowds were fantastic Howway the lads and lasses and the last mile was the best bit. Good finish saw Chris Chataway and Angelica Bell. More choas with 1 hour queue at Metro or 90 mins for Ferry to North Shields. That was after 3 pints. She has an entry for next year so will be there one way or other but under protest won't be back after that. Date of review: October 27, 2010
In short: Chaos at the start and the finish In full: Race was marred by free for all doesn't matter about your colour pen your in just stand where you like. After the start there was a queue to get running and at the end a queue to get over the line. Never seen that before in my life Date of review: October 27, 2010
In short: Great race for a PB just not today In full: Not fit at the moment so went off too quick but the course is tailor made for PBs. Nice prize giving after of course I'll be back next year lean and mean Date of review: June 9, 2010
In short: Nice 4 mile tester Nine quid for a run in the park no teeshirt or anything In full: Nice 4 mile tester Nine quid for a run in the park no teeshirt or anything. Bit of a liberty really. Date of review: November 10, 2009
In short: Very Very Muddy fun run In full: Great day out to get dirty and have a run in the country. The queue at the mud pool for 15 mins only downer cause you want to keep moving. Plus more showers available please. Great goody bag be back soon Date of review: November 10, 2009