In short: The small route change made all the difference In full: As I live in the village where the race is held I try and run it every year - but I've never really trained for it until this year. I wanted a sub-hour time and I knew what I had to do but then there was a little detour in the last mile from the usual route which added a quarter-mile.
On the old route my pace would've seen me finish in 59:50 so I'm a bit annoyed about the route change but it doesn't take anything away from the race. It's always very enjoyable and the weather was perfect.
I'll be back again in 2011. Date of review: October 18, 2010
In short: Much better than I'm used to In full: As someone who lives in Staffordshire, just being able to do a race on the coast where you can see the sea was fantastic. The organisation was great and someone was always on hand to answer my questions in the week before (very important as I had quite a long way to travel).
In short, I loved this race and it'll probably be the highlight of the ones I've done this year. Date of review: October 6, 2010