In short: Let down by the second half of the course In full: Well organised race on a nice day. Some issues at the start with slow runners at the front, but it cleared up within a mile on wide roads, so not too big a problem.
However, although I got a PB, I'm not convinced with the second part of the course: Too many twists and turns, sharp ups and downs, on narrowing footpaths, for my liking. I found it very hard to find any sort of rythm. In my opinion, this needs to be looked at to qualify as a city marathon: hills are OK, but not constant changes of gradient, direction and road surface. Date of review: May 6, 2014
In short: Pleasant localish race In full: Nice course, OK organisation. Just one thing: I'd rather have a banana at the end (nothing given apart from a bottle of water) than a medal. Date of review: March 10, 2014
In short: A good race in nice scenery In full: I have done this race for the second time, and really enjoyed it, but as said by another runner, why is it taking so long to release results? Especially for such a small field. Date of review: July 31, 2012
In short: A great first edition In full: Admittedly there were a few niggles, but nothing to ruin the day and nothing that cannot be sorted for next year. The course is nice and the support was nothing short of amazing in the conditions.
Quite frankly, in this weather, you would have been hard pushed to guess it was a first edition. It has the bones of a cracking event. Date of review: May 1, 2012
In short: Well organised, nice race, friendly considering the size In full: I have run this for the first time today, and apart from the scenery, which is what it can be due to the loaction, this is a very pleasant race. I will probably be back. Date of review: October 9, 2011
In short: A nice little race In full: I did this one because it is local, and it was good. I wouldn't say it was PB potential though as a lot of the course is on farm tracks, sometimes poorly surfaced. Makes for good scenery but slows you down. The other drawback is obviously zero support out in the fields, but if you like running in the countryside, it is a good race. Date of review: September 25, 2011
In short: Fun race on a scenic course with small and friendly field In full: This is what local races should be about: Entertaining course, well organised, friendly, unpretentious. No, it is not flat, but unless you're after a PB, that makes it more fun. Date of review: July 25, 2011