In short: Great Event In full: Another great event from the PP team. The usual slick organisation from them - I've come to expect nothing else! Really quick (ok, that's relative!) course and an interesting mix of the towpath, nature reserve and town amongst it. Brilliant addition of the results screen at the finish too; i'll be back in 2014 that's for sure. Date of review: October 7, 2013
In short: Superb event from Purple Patch In full: Great race all around, pancake flat, great crowds this year, super-slick registration and race village etc. There have been some teething problems in the previous years, but this is a seriously good event now, fault free in my book. If only I was a little fitter!!!
Sign me up for next time :-) Date of review: September 9, 2013
In short: What a fantastic race! In full: The team at PP have done it again; just a superb day out! Lovely weather and a pancake flat course along a beautiful stretch of river help, but it's the little touches that make a great race - and this is a great race. I'll be back next year. Date of review: July 30, 2013
In short: Seriously muddy and seriously good. In full: I loved this. I loved the special 4x4 parking area, easy number pick up and chip timing. I loved the medal and the mulled wine! The wet weather in the build up made some of the going fairly extreme, and the last mile or two were brutal, but it was a brilliant course, especially running around the Roman walls. I'll be back next year. Date of review: December 31, 2012
In short: Great addition to the local calendar In full: Parking was within 50m of the race hq, so along with easy number pick up, a pretty short toilet queue when i was there and somewhere to grab a coffee, this was as hassle free as it gets. Really friendly and low key atmosphere before the race too. The course was a genuine mixture of country lanes to recover on, a few hills and plenty of mud; it was perfect!As others have mentioned the marshals were fantastic and really supportive and the drinks stations were brilliant. The medal and goody bag at the finish were a real bonus; i didn't know we were getting a goody bag, so the drink & voucher for the running shop were most welcome. Great medal too - never had one with my name on before! Mulled wine was a nice touch too. Thumbs up all around, it's in the diary already for next time. Date of review: January 7, 2012