In short: great location, nice to be traffic free, 90%tarmac a good family day out, (weather depending) In full: Faboulous setting, although the 1 mileplus walk to the start takes a good 16 minutes due to terrain. It is also very exposed, so if its raining you'd be soaked before you start! My wife did the 5k run and I made the mistake of seeing her off and expecting to be able to return to the car and change and get back for my 10k in plenty of time.Time was very tight, so with hindsight, we should have both gone to the castle start,changed and ready and stayed there (A learn). Baggage is stored in 2 stables.The castle is very spectacular, (moat and al') and the grounds are lovely. There is a tea room and seating area. A Great day out.
The race itself is tough, long drags uphill with some long fast downhills as well !! Very friendly, supportive marshall's. I will definitely be back next year. Date of review: May 27, 2007