In short: Great route, even including THAT hill! Bring on next year! In full: This is my second time, and beat last year's time by 9 minutes (so happy!). It's right on my doorstep and I was happy to pay £20 and prefered this year's goody bag compared to last year's.
I was only disappointed by other runners returning home immediately after the race, and not hanging around to see the prize-giving, which was a downer and cant be blamed on the race organisers.
Loved the route, the scenery is beautiful and I enjoyed the contrast of some tracks, some farmer's fields, a little bit of forest (with a few fun obstacles thrown in) and obviously some tracks.
Some other runners need to make sure that when they feel the need to stop, they should STEP ASIDE instead of stopping dead infront of me 2ft before a jump in the forest! In places, the narrow tracks are fun, but difficult for over-takes (or rather, difficult for people to overtake me!)
Loved it, would highly recommend it! Don't expect a 10km PB because of the nature of the route, but I will certainly go for my course PB again next year! Date of review: October 19, 2011