In short: Loved it - FANTASTIC crowd support! In full: 3rd Half the year for me after the Brighton and Eastbourne. The free park and ride was very good (i was on one of the last ones and JUST made it in time. pinning my number which my friend had collected with 30 seconds to spare!)
The best part of this race has got to be the awesome support from the crowds literally the whole way round, something I've not experienced in other races. There were live rock bands playing en route, music and DJs at various points, and even a church choir singing near the start (a bit different!). Then there were all the locals at the pubs and outside their houses making noise with hooters, as well as a number of drumming groups and pipe bands. The list goes on!
Nice fast finish, but TOUGH between miles 2-7 once the initial racing buzz has worn off.
Clocked a new PB as well, so I guess the hills can't have been too bad afterall. Took off nearly 2 minutes for 1.21 :) Date of review: March 20, 2011