In short: Brilliant In full: This was my first GNR and 3rd half. Managed it with a very bad ankle and just 31 mins over my pb. Great support from the crowds and the use of showers. Can't understand the number allocation though. Was in green with a last time of 1:46. I was passing less fitter and faster people than me with white or orange numbers. Not impressed with that. Respect from the walkers etc, move to the side of the road. Those with music, look where you are going, not barge past people and jump in front of them or even block them. That was my only complaint, oh apart from the guy trying to stop people getting into their pen, wake up and get some common sense fella. More toilets as well, I had to settle for the good old rocking bog, interesting. All in all I had a brill race and if I can will defo do this one again. It is a must do at least once race.
In short: well organised and plenty of water, good encouragement In full: My second half this year and really enjoyed it, even took 16 mins off my last time. Great PB. The course was challenging but knew what to expect having run it during training. It would have been nice to get an iso drink at some point on the course like my last one, but not all that important. Very good race Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: Hot, Hot,Hot In full: Very large field, and managed to get v.close to the start so only took 10mins to cross. Too many people walking especially in the early stages which made it very difficult to get into a rythm, and they were all over the place, they should stay to the left. Lack of organisation at the water stations, could have done with signs which can be seen further down the field. Lack of water near to the finish given the weather and that it was common knowledge it was going to be hot earlier in the week. Didn't even get any water after the finish, baggage bays had lack of medals and goody bags and I say again no water. Date of review: July 2, 2006