In short: Good race, poor organisation In full: Second time doing abbey dash, really enjoyed race but organisation at the starting pens is poor (no stewards - wrong people into wrong pens) finish was even poorer, area is not big enough for the amount of runners leading to a long queue to get out of the finish area, runners getting very cold. Runners finishing after a chip time of 57 mins didnt get a t shirt.considerable improvement needed for next year!! Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: Worth it for the goody bag! In full: Hard 10 mile course, but very scenic and good marshalling. Goody bag is the best I've come across by far! There's only two area's in which this race can be improved... 1. Chip timing 2. Improve toilets at the start Will be there again next year! Well done Nidd Valley!!
In short: Hilly In full: Some tough climbs with some scenery in the parks mixed with some dull industrial estates to pass through. Very fast last mile, just look out for a little loop just when you think you have finished! Date of review: October 18, 2009