In short: The friendliest marshals ever! In full: What a lovely positive first event. No doubt these guys will iron out the teething problems.
Perhaps it's just me, but I think my enjoyment would have been even greater on a weekend morning? (Cooler, less fatigued from work and less traffic).
The course was lovely and reasonably flat, just in points felt tedious having to do such a minor loop twice (near the Prospect of Whitby), and the pavement barriers on the canary leg was a bit annoying, with two way runners, cyclists and regular pedestrians.
A really nice start area, a good finish zone. A good course after a few tweaks, but most of all brilliantly engaging, energising marshals.
A great first year. I'd definitely run again Date of review: July 5, 2013
In short: Well done Team at Naked Strength, far superior to 2012 In full: A challenging, hilly, cold and windy course. Marshalls upbeat and very supportive, nice touches on the 3/6th snack station (the poor marshal contending with wild ponies).
Good well ordered car parking, hot & clean showers.
The highlight of the day, the Compere Nickie. Added a real sparkle and level of fun/energy.
Really well done, thank you for being so responsive to last years feedback. This race should grow and grow now. Date of review: March 10, 2013
In short: Not to be taken too seriously in the run calendar, but an awful lot of fun..... In full: At points, it made me wonder 'do we really need to go down the hill, just to come back up'?
It would have also been better to have some more straight runs, as others had said existed in previous years?
Given at points of the course, you are upto your nexk in freezing cold, filthy muddy water, a bit more consideration to changing facility at the end would have been appreciated, perhaps even a shower???
All said and done, great run, lots of laughs, very nice organisation. Well done. Date of review: November 11, 2012