In short: Fantastic race! In full: Absolutely loved it. Unlike in other races, you can believe the "fast and flat" description here. Great organisation, brilliant support and marshalling on the course, but most importantly a definite pb race. Date of review: October 15, 2011
In short: My first 10 mile race... In full: ...and it didn't disappoint.
Ok, there were a few issues. Start was delayed, couldn't hear any of the announcements as we waited to get out of the gate, mile markers were way out until 9 miles, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
Excellent course, chip timed, not sure what happened for others at the start as I was queued for quite a few mins before we set off and didn't notice any problems with the water stations as didn't take/want any.
I quite enjoyed the rain - although the "puddles" in the first few miles were freezing!!!
Thanks to all the marshalls for sticking it out on what had to be pretty horrible and cold conditions.
Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: December 2, 2009
In short: Very wet/muddy with all the overnight rain, but at least no wind. In full: Really good course for a pb, second time at this race and will be back for more. Recommend to anyone. Date of review: November 8, 2009
In short: Beautiful race, fantastic support, great experience In full: Although I ran the race injured, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, water/fuel was plentiful and there was more spectator support than I thought there would be.
The hills are definitely not something to take lightly so you must do some hill work.
Great goody bag and post race food/massage at the finish and I loved the medal.
The only reason I'm saying I won't do it again is that it is a bit too far to travel. Maybe in a few years. Date of review: October 7, 2009
In short: The last km was tough! In full: My first repeat race. Love the Bupa events, great organisation and atmosphere. Got a good start so didn't have any bottle neck problems. Was hoping for sub 45, but just missed target with that last hill. PB by the skin of my teeth - 1 second, but 7 mins off my time last year. Think I preferred last year's course which was ran in reverse. Date of review: September 7, 2009