In short: the hills will make you hurt! In full: Glorious setting, and lovely route not at all dull even though you do run the same small section of it twice. Ran past deer and spotted a heron flying overhead, very picturesque
Hills are an absolute killer though! Proud to have run the whole thing even though at times trying to scrabble up the icy, snow covered first hill would probably have been quicker if i'd walked!
Once you get past 8k you knwo it's down hill and home all the way and that is a lovely way to end a race.
Nice goody bag, lion head medal, and yummy banana recovery drink, also really enjoyed the free sample of muscle rub which I duly applied!
Would do again, if only to see if I can better my time (1hr2mins) but wouldn't recommend as a 1st 10k, maybe 3rd or 4th would be better Date of review: February 6, 2012