In short: 13.1miles of rolling countryside In full: Well organised with lots of buses to take you from the car park to the start and back again later. No waiting about. It was good to have the school hall to keep warm in at Race HQ. The route was pleasant enough with plenty of ups and downs, mostly ups it feels like until 9miles, which makes for a good fast finish or negative split. Very friendly race and my only gripe would be the lack of perhaps a banana at the finish and a refreshing drink of squash.
In short: Five days later and my quads are starting to forgive me In full: I've been wanting to do this race for years and it absolutely surpassed high expectations. The route is wonderfully varied and challenging, with hill after hill and constantly changing terrain, through woods, fields, villages, paths and much mud this year! Great organisation and atmosphere and an event that I will no doubt be back to. This time, with some more hill training in my legs to cope with the quad battering! Date of review: July 1, 2016
In short: A running event that leaves you with a smile In full: Really enjoyed this event from start to finish. The route was good, 2 laps worked well and you know what's coming the second time round. Lots of support and food/water stations and nice to get so much food at the end in the bag! Hoodie is nice but personally can't help prefer a medal! The only thing I could think to change would be to close the hall door so the poor shivering runners, wet from the sleet could try and warm up a little at the end :-) Thank you Ivanhoe. Date of review: March 17, 2013
In short: As friendly as races can get, round a lovely park. In full: I struggle to think of any ways this event could be improved. Lots of things all thought of, such as loads of loos, medal and nice goody bag, prizes and warm ups, loads of encouraging marshals all the way round. Really left everyone with a smile on their face. Date of review: March 3, 2013
In short: What more could you wish for on Valentines? In full: Really well done Stamford, this is such a great event. Everything seems to have been thought about. The course is brilliant and the glorious weather helped! Friendly encouraging marshals all the way, food at the end, a nice goodie bag and top and even a box of chocolates! Loved the atmosphere and being able to enter as a valentines pair :-) Date of review: February 18, 2013
In short: Great course and general atmosphere. Nice up hill for most of the first half and I was waiting for the much discussed killer at 8m...fantastic race and liked a towel as a momento at the end. Date of review: November 22, 2011