In short: Great event In full: Undulating course with good surfaces and support dotted throughout the course. Lots of water stations and friendly marshalls and cheering along the way. A downhill section at about 6 miles leads you past the start/finish and lots of cheering and a big lift.
I do wonder if the two loops that make up the course would be better run in reverse though, so that this point came a bit later on and we got to enjoy a downhill finish.
Plenty of stalls and food on the go (if you don't mind cheap, chewy burgers) and everybody seemed very friendly.
Goodie bag had a kit-kat, water and a pedometer in, so was a bit disappointing.
The idea of giving the first 100 a gold medal and the next 200 a silver is good - a compromise between those who want a memento and those who believe medals are for winners.
Main problem was lack of toilets. I don't understand why they think 15 or so is enough for an event that is meant to cater to 1800 plus family, friends etc. Date of review: October 3, 2013