In short: fantastic organisation well run good challenging course In full: Queue to get into hall for chips moved and once inside no problem. Queue for loos not bad although loos and sinks (water) stoped working. Welldone organisors and chearful marshalls. Shame about kagoule - medal would be better. Although I loved the rugby top last year Date of review: December 13, 2011
In short: fantastic organisation. Tough hills and wind In full: Fantastic signage, marshalls, support. Toilets - no queue??? (Must have gone too early?) Loved technical t shirt - actualy something I can use. (Nice t collect before race as managed to get small size) Only downside no shower so visted fitness first in peterborough before meeting friends for well deserved sunday lunch Date of review: January 23, 2011
In short: unfortunaely as bad as everyone else has already said In full: Thanks to the marshalls who did control traffic (agrevating 1 car driver). As they aren't allowed (I believe) to stop traffic legally, I think they did a good job. However needed to be on all road juntions. Course description should reflect this and signs warning drivers and pedestrians about the run.
Appalling start and no clear finish, nor timing! Course not clear, and very steep hill.
I have been to other events where you get no goody bag, but the medal didn't live up to it's promise of 1.11.11 engraved on it! Would like a refund!
Also catering van for supporters and runners would be essential!?
Feel embarrassed to have joined unltramarathon membership Date of review: January 1, 2011
In short: Fantastic knocked 9 mins off PB In full: Despite suffering illness all week, I managed not only to start but complete and knock 9mins off PB for 2nd only 1/2 marathon. Toilet queue not too bad. Rugby shirt nice. Could have done with a goody bag or some food. Weather perfect - even overheated and had to take migraine tablet. Shame supporters not offering jelly babies like they did in sleaford. However marshalls very supportive and friendly. Special thanks to bikers who were encouraging us to "dig deep and push hard until you throw up" as we went up hill to cranfield. Date of review: December 13, 2010
In short: sceanic ,well organised, though difficult to overtake In full: 1st time biddenham run and wont be last. Discoverd new running routes - lovely by river and no mud - which I was expecting! No Loo Queues - 1st ever! However didn't seem to be many runners?? Not easy for supporters to watch - those that did weren't chearing! Still loved the cross country feel to it. Date of review: September 26, 2010
In short: definately undulating but challenging In full: Beautiful course, marshalls execellent. Parking a challenge. As always more ladies loos! Too windy through the housing estate at end - also no idea how long - how much further -Is it just round the next corner, or the next, or the next??? At end of race no one guiding you to water or telling you about collecting the excellent hoodie - could have missed it. Date of review: March 29, 2010
In short: Tough weather to start but overall good varied course In full: Despite cold wind at start it improved. Mud wasn't that bed - had worse training runs. Hills not to bad apart from last one saying 12 miles - needed it to say 13! Struggled crawl last mile. But was nice to see end in sight. Excellent marshalls, water & jelly beans - thanks. Only minor point - need more female toilets! Date of review: February 28, 2010