In short: Cracking race with superb organisation. In full: Well done to the VLM team. The organisation was superb considering the number of runners.
My only negative point was the pen numbers. I was going for sub 3 but was put in pen 5. After mile one my goal was over as a 9min mile. Not sure how they fix this but when you see people in earlier pens walking from the start its annoying. Date of review: April 26, 2010
In short: This is an absolute cracking race with superb organisation In full: The organisation of this race is superb. The crowds were great and really supportive and the hills seemed to be smaller this year!
With the weather being so good this was a really good start to racing year.
Well done Helsby. Date of review: January 18, 2010
In short: Cracking 5 mile sprint In full: Weather was superb after a windy day and the course was really good. I can see why so many people get a PB providing they get their speed right on the 1st two miles.
Organisation seemed really good and only gripe were how miserable the marshall's were. They did they jobs so fairs fair but smiling and bit of encouragement would not good amiss. Date of review: April 9, 2009
In short: Road, Pathways, Mud & things to jump - Superb In full: I am a road runner but every now and again I get dragged to a cross country race or similar. I lovd this race, hills were steep but over before you knew it and the cross country part was very muddy.
Organisation was spot on. Date of review: February 15, 2009
In short: 6th and last time but I LOVE this race In full: Ran this with a friend and loved every minute. The crowds are great, the banter amongst runners was spot on with the odd idiot who thinks pushing through people is going to help they get a better time!!. It aint rocket science, you want a PB do a different race (hence why this is my last).
Murder getting out at the end but what do you expect with that many people involved - organisation is really good and I dont believe they can do much more to make it better. Date of review: October 6, 2008
In short: Outstanding Half-Marathon In full: Really enjoyed this race.The organisation was great and the marshalls were so friendly and helpful.
I was waiting for the hills and to be fair up until mile 10 it was going really well. Mile 10 to 12 was a nightmare, not because it steep but lenght. However, still managed a PB so I am a happy bunny! Date of review: September 28, 2008