In short: A lesson in good organisation In full: As other reviewers have noted, Chris, Andy and their team should be very proud of this race. It was impeccably well organised, and little things make a very big difference. For example
1) the names on numbers made a big difference despite being a relatively simple idea 2) the portaloos at the beginning were plentiful and queues were easy to navigate 3) the drinks stations were brilliantly organised with enthusiastic volunteers
In short I really got the impression that the race had been organised by runners for runners.
If there's one minor quibble then it would be that the course isn't really flat. It's true that the net ascent over the course of the race is minimal, but it's quite undulating at points, particularly in the first two and last two miles.
That aside, super day and I'd highly recommend this race Date of review: October 10, 2011