In short: A race full of character. In full: After the 6am alarm went off and I checked the weather I very nearly went back to bed. I am very glad I didn't. From parking next to combine harvesters to the jolly little intro speech to the friendly marshals to the beautiful but testing course and the cracking medal and mince pies to finish this is a brilliantly unique race. I had an absolutely fantastic time despite my legs feeling like lead on the last two miles. I think I'll have to apply very early to get in next year. Well done to all involved. Date of review: December 31, 2012
In short: I really enjoyed the run In full: There are lots of issues with this race - most of them have already been mentioned - but there is a nice atmosphere too. I did it with 14 other people from work for a charity we are all fond of, and would not have entered such an expensive 10K otherwise.
I walked away feeling that I had enjoyed myself immensely, despite the "different" way that this race is organised, and the over-riding feeling that the organiser cares about the money and not the runners. Date of review: July 12, 2010
In short: This brilliant race gets better every year. In full: I have run this several times now. I take my time and enjoy the atmosphere. At around the ten mile point I found myself thinking how much I was enjoying myself, and even managed a smile. I run because of races like this. Date of review: March 10, 2008
In short: Smashing day out In full: I only started running 6 months ago and this was my first event, so I don't have any experience to compare this with, but I loved it. When I found my friends and family after the race several said that they would do it with me next year, because they liked the atmosphere so much. I started right at the back and was quite happy that people started in the wrong pens, as I spent the whole race overtaking hundreds of people on my way to a totally unexpected sub-two hour run. Date of review: April 9, 2006