In short: If Carlsberg did Races.... In full: Another great race from the Halstead team. This race is how a medium sized club organised race should be done. It has everything, great HQ, playful course to keep you interested, smooth organisation, some of the best water stations and marshals around, great scenery and good medal, tech shirt and goody bag.
Little to improve upon - apart from that 400 meters of grass at mile 26 :-) Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: This race has everything and just seems to get better and better - when can I sign up for next year. In full: Think this is how local races ought to be organised and cant understand why more arent?The guys at this club know how to put on a great race for runners of all levels.
Good HQ and organised start, slightly narrow funnel to go over timing mats but seemed to get over them quickly. Course itself is playful but not overly difficult, lots of ups and downs (not sure if much actually flat) but none of either is severe. So lots of variety.
Marshalls deserve a special mention - outstanding. Supportive and so so many of them. plenty of water stops and an extra one near the start as it was warm and think they also bused round a few extra cases of bottled water for the marshalls to hand out.
It is a two loop race which isnt normally my cup of tea but love the scenery on this one so went easily (love the downward slop at about 25 miles)
Nice finish with a crowd to cheer you in. Good medal, OK t shirt excellent goody bag. This race is how it should be done and will be back next year. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Well organised trail race - but be prepared for laps - lots of laps In full: Marshalls were great, organisation good, route challenging with two slopes that got harder longer race went on. About 50% on grass 50% on forest trails...not as muddy as I expected.
But feature of teh race for good or bad is the laps - 12 of them for the marathon which was hard in later stages - so tempting to call it a day after 9 or 10!
Good value, lots of refreshments, quite nice medal although not bespoke and cotton t shirt
One to do but not sure every year Date of review: October 25, 2010