In short: Pleasant undulating course on quiet country lanes In full: Excellent value at £10, including a tech t-shirt! Well organised. Plenty of marshals. Gently undulating course until 8Km when there is a steeper, but fairly short hill. My only criticism would be the limited toilet facilities. With a race entry limit of 500, there should be more than one gents. Nevertheless, I will be back to run it again! Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Scenic village off-roader In full: Undulating course over a variety of off-road surfaces. Nice village atmosphere. Weather a bit grey and windy this year; would be lovely with a bit of sun! Lot's of shade and windbreaks in the woods. A lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. Well done to the organisers and marshals! Date of review: May 11, 2014
In short: Lovely run on quiet country lanes In full: Excellent course, starting on the sea front, with views of the needles. Largely flat, on quiet country lanes. Definite PB potential. Last mile is along a busy road, but there is pavement all the way to the finish. Excellent value at £7 to enter on the day. Date of review: October 24, 2010
In short: Great course! Excellent organisation! Well done!! In full: Superb organisation for a first time event. Wonderful off-road course. Fabulous weather.............for spectating. Well done to the organisers! Date of review: June 27, 2010
In short: Wet and windy In full: Nice flat course, with real PB potential without the wind and horizontal rain! I can only remember two miles with the wind behind - can't be right on a 10 mile course!? Marshalls were excellent despite the horrendous conditions. Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: Utter madness!! In full: Forget any idea of PB's! This race is about surviving the crazy 1Km first hill, then keeping going for the next 8Km of "undulations", before flying down the last Km at speeds you did not think your legs were capable of. Excellent organisation! Beautiful scenery! Super goodie bag! Great event! Well done Sidmouth! Date of review: August 10, 2009
In short: Great PB potential, if you can drag yourself out of bed that early! In full: Not the most exciting course, but well organised and a great opportunity to get a PB. A couple of minor things to improve: would be good to get the results out a bit sooner; the medal was also a little uninspiring - perhaps look at an alternative momento? Date of review: July 13, 2009
In short: Fast & flat In full: Bit of a contrived course, but not a hill in sight so PB potential. Start and finish on track always good, particularly with motivation from the commentator. Km markers did not seem accurate.........oherwise my pace was varying by 40 secs a Km! Well organised race. Date of review: June 6, 2009
In short: Great way to spend a Wednesday evening! In full: Despite the shorter course, the organisers still managed to include the two steep inclines...twice! Entirely offroad on gravel and dirt tracks around the forest.
This is always a very enjoyable run.
Excellent organisation as ever! Thank you Finchcoasters! Date of review: May 28, 2009