In short: Fifth time of running and as good as always In full: Great race my fav of the year ! even if it always rains and the wind is never behind us runners.
I agree that the wave system was a bit odd - I don't recall putting down a time but was suprised to find myself in orange A - as I only manage about 77mins I thought this was to far up the field so started at the back of my wave - still found myself darting through people for the first mile so feel very sorry for faster guys than me in waves further back Date of review: October 28, 2008
In short: Not worth the money and very poorly organised In full: As I did a marathon the week before I choose not to do the GNR as it is a long way to go (and pricy to get to and stay) not to be bale to put in 100% effort due to tired legs so opted to do this as it is is far closer to me - Bad decision. I don't mind rain and the trains can't be blamed but the start pens were the worst I have ever accounted at a race - I was sent the wrong colour then spent 4 miles weaving through runners, the goody bag was poor and I expected a T-shirt for £30 pounds. If I ever have to choose between this and the GNR again I would rather pay the £200 it costs me to get and stay in Newcastle knowing I will be taking part in a well orgainsed fantastic day then the £7 (+ taxi fare!!) to get to this mess Date of review: October 6, 2008
In short: Third year I have done one of these - always good fun In full: I always enjoy these and this is my third year at a different venue every year. Lovely day except wind and I did wonder if the course was longer than 10k. I went through 8k in 39 mins and although I think I slowed up a bit I was suprised to finish in 52 mins - I know it was windy but it doesn't usually effect me that much ! Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: Very well organised race, great goody bag and the T shirts are very nice and will actually run in this one In full: Didn't expect the hills but got a PB by well over a minute. Was hard right at the start of the ladies start to get into pace but once I got clear I had a very nice crowd free race Date of review: June 15, 2008
In short: Great PB potential - I didn't get on blame the sun and the two glasses of wine the night before In full: I agree with a previous review that proper timing would be great - when I saw my result it was 20 seconder slower than I expected due to time to cross the line.
Goody bag was fab and I really enjoyed this race although it was very warm ! Date of review: June 9, 2008
In short: My fourth time of doing this race (missed 2005) - best yet and a PB ! In full: Potential for good time if near front (I was in C). Need more loos at start I was reduced to going in the trees ! Plenty of drimks stations - Hills felt fine this year Date of review: October 5, 2007