In short: Great race well organised In full: Great atmosphere, encouraging marshals, few small hills, with testing hill at about 9k, seperates the men from the boys, well recommend for any level. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Great challenging race In full: First 8 Miles drags you into a false sense of security, then mile 8 to 9 killer hill, most people walked up, really separated the men form the boys! Last 2 miles flat (except last 400 to 100 meters had another hill, had to git and hold in there). Got PB so ecstatic. For newbies bit harsh time limit. Very good and encouraging marshals. Missed instant results so bit gutted. Date of review: March 14, 2011
In short: Great Marathon prep In full: 3 laps was fine, the hill was not as bad as feared, good marshalling, some busy roads, country roads were all but clear, hard race overall, disapointing finish, no drinks food etc. Date of review: March 15, 2010
In short: Friendly races In full: This was a nice enjoyable race, with good marshalling only issue was the start was very disorganised, and 3 and 4 mile markers where at 2.88 & 3.9 miles. still enjoyed it though. Date of review: December 21, 2009
In short: Good friendly race, nice course, moderate hills In full: Great Start and fininsh, (bit strange going over start twice) Good PB potential, semi good marshalling, had to stop to let a car past, missed target of sub 1.55 by 3 secs, also 10 mile marker approx at 10.25 miles. great crowd support uplifted me for a sprint finish, will do this race again. Date of review: March 17, 2008
In short: Great race, Hard uphill finish In full: Great race with PB potential for Average runners, (like me, knocked nearly 8 mins of my PB, fantastic) held back on the first 8 miles to attack the uphill, but did not really notice it, so possible could have gone faster, except the last 400 meters uphill, no chance of a sprint finish. Very well organised. Date of review: March 19, 2007
In short: Enjoyable race In full: My first 10k race, and knocked 4 mins of my training PB, Great race, I liked the turning back, as it meant you got to see the elite runners going round, although it did knock your stride at the turn. Will run it next year.