In short: Lovely end of year jaunt In full: I enjoyed this race, but the pre and post race organising needs improving. There were no signs to direct people to the baggage area or loos. No announcement that the race was about to start while I was trying to drop my bag off. With the number of runners inside I was amazed the race was off before 9am.
The route was varied and interesting, the water stations very well stocked and all the marshals were friendly and encouraging. I enjoyed the dip in the sea, it got my trainers clean! And the last two miles in the wind were very tough, but no one ever said marathon running was easy! The goody bag was ace, but I too like to be handed my medal.
All in all a nice race with a friendly atmosphere and a few tweaks with organisation would help. Date of review: December 23, 2013
In short: Excellent XC race round a beautiful park In full: This is the first time I have run this race and it was brilliant! The park is beautiful, and the route takes you past the house, over fields, through woods, past lakes. A sneaky uphill finish but the support helped you get to the finish. It was quite muddy this year but all the more fun for it! The atmosphere was very friendly. An excellent goody bag and medal at the end. I will definitely be back next year. Date of review: November 19, 2012