In short: Enjoyable In full: Well organised, nice wide start. Varied route with intermittent but good local support. Enough changes of scenery and direction to keep it interesting. I'm not a medal person but this was very impressive, and the goody bag had obviously had some thought and effort put into it. Date of review: July 19, 2009
In short: Interesting course with some fairly long uphill bits. In full: Overall very good.
One bit of feedback for organisers - I (intentionally) arrived at the start area with only about 5 mins to go, and it was a bit difficult to make my way through the faster runners already standing near the start-line. Perhaps open a channel at the side for competitors to go around the back so they can join at the right place for their speed? Date of review: March 1, 2009
In short: A good morning out In full: Very good weather and a pleasant start/finish location. Good organisation when I entered on the day. Route variable - some nice bits but also running along some roads with traffic. Nice family atmosphere with a couple of fair rides and children's races. Date of review: July 13, 2008
In short: Very enjoyable, despite the rain In full: Rain made the atmosphere nice and fresh, but caused a couple of big puddles that were unavoidable. Recent hot weather followed by the rain also meant the bluebells were past their best, but still a very pleasant route/course. Date of review: May 7, 2007
In short: Great events like this make it so rewarding being a runner - its worth all those cold, damp, dark training runs. In full: Very pleasant course, and friendly but efficient feel to the whole occasion. Helped this year by ideal weather conditions. Date of review: February 28, 2006
In short: Every runner should do this at least once - won't rush to do it again, I found 4 months preparation tougher than running it In full: Fantastic atmosphere, wonderful crowds, historic route. Seems churlish to criticise, but why was the course so narrow around miles 16-17 (half-empty road roped off), and couldn't the exit from the finish area have been better managed? Still brilliant.