In short: Great new course, same old superb organisation In full: A new course this year. To me the first half felt very fast and the second half a little harder (not helped by a little wind here and there). It was rural and largely without traffic.
It was great for me, running the first half and getting a little time in the bag to cover the second half.
The marshalls were great, parking is easy and a good t-shirt. Absolutely nothing to complain about, will be back next year. Well done to all involved. Date of review: December 15, 2013
In short: Great organisation, super run. In full: The organisation is superb (as usual). Good encouraging marshals, pleanty of free parking and clear information sent to runners beforehand.
The course is a little challenging in places, a genuine undulating course. It takes you out into the countryside and is fairly scenic. Clowne did a good job of holding the weather back this year, it was near perfect conditions in fairness.
Great event, I will be back again next year. Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Well organised and super scenic race In full: This is a point to point run that ends at Ashbourne. It is mostly flat or slightly downhill and has real PB potential (I took 14 minutes off my previous half marathon time).
It is well organised and you are kept very well informed of the race up until the day itself. I can't wait to do it again next year.
In my view its probably one of the most scenic runs in the country.
Great stuff, well done to all involved. Date of review: October 6, 2013
In short: Great course, well organised with potential for a good time In full: This is a smashing race. It is well organised with pleanty of parking, the course is fairly flat / a little undulating. We were lucky today as the heatwave seems to have abated, it was still fairly warm though. There were 2 water stops on the 10k and a good t-shirt to boot.
Many thanks, see you next year. Date of review: July 21, 2013
In short: Fantastic race, great scenary and very well organised In full: I wasn't sure what to expect from this race, but what a delight.
The scenary was fantasic, great facilities and very friendly and efficient organisation. Well done to all involved.
The run itself was a bit of a challenge. The first 1k+ was all up, although not too steep. It then seemed to be down or flat to about 5k. At around 6k there was what I can only describe as a monster incline for another 1 - 1.5k. Then it settled down again. The last 500 yards are a steep up, but you know you are home and dry by then.
Coffee and cake (which was superb) for all finishers.
This is a great way to spend a Sunday morning. See you next year. Date of review: May 12, 2013