In short: Good old fashioned, no frills event along a stunning rural course. In full: Great organisation: plenty of free nearby parking, numbers sent out in advance, well signed. Use of the leisure centre meant no portaloos and provided a warm place to stretch Marshals: the best! You are absolute heroes! I didn't realise how cold it was until I stopped running. Your support was incredible, especially in ridiculously cold conditions. Course: stunning scenery, good quality road surface, plenty of undulations but nothing too tough if you usually train on hills. Although the hill on mile 20 took it out of some runners. Even better if: the start was wider- the first mile is very slow due to congestion. Complimentary food at the end- I was starving! Date of review: March 25, 2013
In short: I wish I had done the whole series! In full: I never review races but felt it was the very least I could do for fantastic organisers! Beautiful scenerary, excellent marshalling, flawless organisation and an absolute bargain at just £5! Perfect for a final long run before your spring marathon. My training has not gone well this year but this race has given me the confidence boost I needed. I now know I can definitely run the Paris marathon in 3 weeks time.
Thank you so much to the gade valley team for a tremendous event! Date of review: March 25, 2012