In short: Challenging but fun In full: Proof that a relaxed, fete like atmosphere can be combined with a professional but fun race. Don't be put off by hill talk, I think this 'merely' disrupts your pace rather than defines your race as I found it 'better' 2nd time I've run the race having put in more hill training in the year (but do practice some hills beforehand).
Lovely scenery and well marshalled / watered. Get that hill training in for 2012 ! Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: Do this race ! In full: Fantastic race, to summarise -
- Climb only starts when you see the 3 mile sign until 6.5 miles then undulating and no other real hill until 18.5 and that is less than 1/4 mile. - Stupendous scenery which cannot be described unless you run (not drive) the route ! - You 'share' the route with other road users so mind those blind bends but no problems as far as I could see. - No sports drinks and didn't see mars bars / jelly babies so take your own gels as only water provided. - Quality T-shirt Date of review: April 7, 2011
In short: PB to think of is for the same event next year In full: I have run reasonably seriously for three years (mainly half marathons) and find 10Ks a bit fast but enjoyed this one. This was possibly because it wasn't just about all out pace.
Would say it is ok if you treat the 6K hill with respect and slow down as much as required (but don't stop !).
Very friendly atmosphere and I think the PB to think of is for the same event next year. Date of review: April 29, 2010