In short: great atmosphere and great use of footie ground In full: Well organised. The changes took away some of the bits i thought were way too narrow previously which was a good move but definitely seemed to be a more hilly route - although i liked the challenge of that because working through that made you forget the scenery wasn't necessarily the best. I managed a pb but what folk say about it being possibly a bit longer...well their time definitely didn't match my garmin reading (still a pb either way though so i still happy with the race overall) The stadium ending really makes it worthwhile and definitely spurs you on to give it your all at the end. Nice one. Date of review: April 22, 2008
In short: Loved it but times on my garmin and my watch did not match yours...mine was faster. In full: loved it we had a glorious sunny day, ifit was peeing down it would have been a different story all together...and the drive home on sat nav set for cyclists took us home through the most stunning villages as we headed back to nottingham, would defo do it again... Date of review: March 30, 2008
In short: Cant get a PB from pen J!!!!!!! In full: First time for me and to be fair, it an awesome ride....i do have complaints, but there not really about the race itself.
I finished in 1:54 from the back pen (J), next year ill jump the fence like all the others after a PB at pen B....cheats.
The Expo was pants - when are they going to learn that a show that just sells and markets stuff is shit where were the physios, and i could buy cheaper lucozade at ASDA what a con.....i would never pay for that crap. and next year i will not bother, i could have made a better pasta in the hostal.
As for a PB well no chance if your in the back, they should advise slow runners to stay left which includes those that want to stop? or walk and allow the fast runners to pass on the right just like on the motorway not hard to forget really as your running on one.
The Sat was great, seeing all those world class runner was fantastic and you could so close. Met steve cram too. the hostal and geordie chram was abumdant and the crowds were fantastic, i had my name on me shirt and kids shouted at me as well as soaking me all the way along. fantastic.
You must do it al least once, and i will looking to do it again next year.
They have got to get this chraity marketing sales pitch crap out of running we after 6 months of training on our own are simply not interested, they should start giving places to people and then let them decide which charity they run for or not as the case may be.
I have to say thanks to Yorkshire Cancer who i ran for, for the great food spread at the end...stuffed me face whikst laying in the sun. Date of review: October 5, 2007