In short: PB potential and free beer makes a perfect combo! In full: Fantastically well organised, Flat (therefore Fast) course along quiet roads in beautiful countryside. Nice momento (a branded half-pint glass), better still the 2 x 70 kegs on offer to finishers afterwards.
Definitely recommend this race to others, fast and definite PB course. Not too congested either with little under 300 runners.
Will be back for more....beer :) Date of review: September 16, 2014
In short: Bedford Harriers set the benchmark In full: A wonderfully organised event, a credit to Bedford Harriers. A challenging course as it's more up/down than flat and featureless. great marshalls, and nice touches having jelly babies and isotonic drink available at the end.
will definitely do it again, cheers, Al (wearing my bright orange hoodie with pride!) Date of review: April 16, 2012
In short: Too Expensive, Last 3 miles needs to be improved. In full: Despite the twisty sections through Cambridge City Centre I quite enjoyed this part of the race. I did however not enjoy the out/back loop to Stourbridge common. far too tight and too much elbow bashing and worst still no place for tired runners to easily pull over if they are struggling in the last mile alongside the old gas-works.
The goodybag was an absolute joke - £25 entry fee for a goody-bag containing a handful of adverts, then a bag of crisps, bottle of water, pack of chewing gum and a go-ahead biscuit bar.
I can only assume either it cost them a lot to organise (police+road closures) or the organisers were simply cashing in on the "big city race".
I do hope this is not the case and they actually donated a large chunk of the entry fee to charities, otherwise someone has cashed in. Date of review: March 12, 2012
In short: Quick course, couple of lumps and bumps, a 2 lap dash In full: Great race, I was just a minute behind my PB, I would definitely recommend this course to anyone thinking to attempt a 10 miler for the first time.
I thought the mass/group "warm up" at the start was a good laugh and certainly helped with pre-race jitters, you can only imagine the sight of seeing 100s of lyrca clad runners attempt the macarena!
Anne Widdecombe would be safe company with us lot! Date of review: October 18, 2010
In short: Flat and Fast, a bit warm for a PB today In full: would've been nice to see 800metre and 400metre to go signs. but very well supported thank you to all the kids and parents of peterborough for the drinks & sweets. Date of review: October 13, 2008
In short: Cross Country - not a "Fun Run" - distance is actually nearer 11km In full: good challenging course, with some great hills to get the legs screaming. Distance is some 6.7miles so not PB material. However very well run, great cakes and tea/coffee afterwards and free bananas. Very worthwhile event - all proceeds going to local school. Will do it again! Date of review: June 28, 2007
In short: My First Marathon - why did it have to be so hot? in the end proud to see my name in the list of "finishers" - would be nice to start the race a bit earlier - climate change is here now! Date of review: April 25, 2007