In short: Tough and Fast but Great Fun! In full: This is a tough race at just over 7 miles with 900ft of climbing. I am did it in 79 minutes but was still in the last 5 which I think would put beginners off. Organisation was fantastic, everyone was friendly and the marshals were some of the nicest I have ever come across. Will def be there next year! Date of review: October 17, 2007
In short: Quick and fun race In full: As a local participant I really enjoyed this race. I managed a PB by 2.5 minutes which adds to the enjoyment. Weather was awful but that can't be helped. My daughter did the 1KM and absolutely loved it. Goodie bags were great (the kids one was brilliant, my daughter hasn't taken her necklace off yet!). Parking was apparently a problem but I got there at 10:30 for the kids race so didn't experience any difficulties myself. Although there were expected times put up on the wall for people to line up against this didn't seem to work, I was aiming for 55 minutes and was practically at the back having to dodge a lot of walkers within less than 1km of leaving the start. Date of review: September 24, 2007
In short: Really friendly race would do it again In full: Really fun race. It was the first race that I had done on my own without fellow runners and supporters so I was a little nervous. The organisation was great, plenty or parking and no queues for the loos! Seemed to be great children facilities as well.
Fast course which I really enjoyed, did a PB, despite falling down the stairs and injuring myself the night before :-(. I'm not the fastest of runners and at just under an hour I was about 3/4 of the way down the field. There were a lot of walkers though so slower individuals would have been well accompanied.
Will certainly do again. Date of review: June 26, 2007