In short: Amazing! In full: This was the best race ever! I didn't choose to enter it - my friend won entries for her and a friend via a parkrun competition. At first I thought she was crazy but I am so glad that I went along with it. The atmosphere was incredible and I can honestly say that I have never met such a bunch of welcoming and friendly people anywhere - never mind at a race. We ran as a team of 8, not knowing each other beforehand and, in our case, having never done trail running or camping before. I had an incredible time and am in awe of all of those soloists out there - you rock!!!!
I can't wait for next year!!!!!! Date of review: July 30, 2012
In short: Beginner friendly - lovely marshals In full: This was my first half marathon (ran in preparation for the manchester marathon in April). I really enjoyed it - great atmosphere and very friendly and encouraging marshals. Pedestrians, bikes and fishermen on the course provided some comedy moments which kept me going for the distance! Stayed at the Hilton hotel the night before which made things much simpler parking and bag wise. Only downside was trying to get to the back of the field at the start line as we were led straight into the path of the already lined-up faster runners. Oh - and what was with the huge socks?? Anyone know what happened to the 12 min pacer? Date of review: February 26, 2012