In short: Friendly and scenic, what elese did you expect from Bolton? In full: This is our training stomping ground and having been out on the course many many times race day didn't disappoint. The weather was a little disappointing but no different to training. I agree a later month would make the whole experience more pleasant - maybe a little slower as more likely to take time to enjoy the views.
Totally agree on the litter, I even stopped to pick up a tissue I dropped, it just didn't feel right to leave it there. I don't think the 500ml water bottles helped, felt a bit sorry for the marshals being handed a near full bottle back and having to bin it. Maybe some cups of water on offer too for the runners who do not require as much. I took a hydration pack as I'd rather be in control of when I drink and didn't want to carry bottles with me.
Well done Phil and team, your attention to detail didn't go amiss. Our Club totally embraced your race, I'm not sure we will get it on the Club Championship calendar for next year (although we live in hope we managed it for the Rivi Half in October), but I am sure there will be an equal number, if not more, of us back again next year. Date of review: March 15, 2013