In short: More ups than downs (!) - a very special race In full: The Good: The cadets with their continuous positivity. The weather - uncontrollable, but wouldn't have been anywhere near as enjoyable in the rain and wind. Gels. 3 mile markers - each one really felt like an achievement. Toilets and portaloos. Medics. Small event with national interest. Good mix of runners - and almost all very friendly and supportive. Hills a challenge but do-able. And of course... location, location, location.
The Bad: Didn't notice the 24 mile marker error, but the 21 marker seemed about 4.5 miles from the 18! Really needed water sooner after 18 miles - before those hills. Long cold wait for the start with no shelter or toilets.
And the mildly disappointing: Generic medal. Non-tech t-shirt. Mementos a let down for such a unique and special race. Date of review: November 8, 2011
In short: Great race but occasionally with a few scarier bits for lone female runners In full: Well organised, helped by the smaller numbers involved. Great to have somewhere warm for the support "other halves" to hole up and have a hot drink. Lovely commentary (despite announcing me as someone else having read my number wrong!) really taking care to refer to repeat runners, and special runners. My first night run. Would like to do more! Hoping that the chip times are published - read one comment that made me think I should have been given them on the day. Hope not as I completely missed that! Thanks to the organisers. A job well done. Date of review: October 31, 2010