In short: lots of issues to iron out but enjoyable run In full: A lovely scenic and flat course but issues with organisation left a feeling of being let down. Collection of race number was not a problem at 8.15am but with 4 people all locating 1 number at a time led to long queues and a slight delay at the start but no announcement made. A great course but I only spotted 1 person that appeared to be a marshall im glad I am a slower runner and had people to follow. No drinks station on route I feel as it was a two lap course even a table with water left in cups and not manned would have been better than nothing. The finish was confusing as it was a line chalked out on the floor with runners that had finished or members of public milling around I literally ran into a wall of people. Although I finished in 1 hour with many behind me they had ran out of goody bags but later sent email stating there was confusion in them not being sent from the start. The start was 400mts if that from the start? Numbers had fallen off as they were adhesive but Itook safety pins. Not sure how they will finalize the finish times as have asked everyone to provide their own times. Im glad this was a charity run as I am sstruggling to see where my £15 went. I did enjoy the route as a training run but couldn't really call it a race. Better organisations next year and I'd go back. Date of review: June 1, 2014
In short: Brilliant for my first bash at an ultra In full: Fantastic event, organization and support. Other runners very friendly and helpful. Great setup with the main tent at end of each lap for supplies etc. Will definately be back next year :-) Date of review: July 26, 2012
In short: Best Race I've ever done- hats of to Organizers In full: Quite simply brilliant, yes very hot I started in wave 8 which started at 12.45. Bit hilly but what you'd expect from a trail race, everything was excellent from parking, toilets, registration, marshalls, the route itself, the medal, the goody bag and a free sports massage at the end. what more could you ask for. feel free to check out my full review on my blog http://marathonmorris.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/trailblazer-10k-forest-of-dean.html Date of review: May 27, 2012
In short: A good all rounder In full: Really enjoyed this race, the support was fab and a bonus with the roads being closed. Very well organized, mile markers in all the right places and water stations frequent even one energy drink station. Course was mildly challenging though I still managed to shave 9 mins of my PB! so couldn't have been that bad :-) A great finish and goody bag with hat, glass trophy, sis gel, sis energy bar and even a banana! Also free bus back to start but i chose to do the mile walk very easy to find way back! Definitely a good race and im looking forward to the other two KP events Im doing this year if they are run in the same fashion. If you would like a more in depth review of my experience on the lichfield half marathon please see me running blog http://marathonmorris.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/lichfield-half-marathon.html Date of review: May 7, 2012
In short: A fantastic run, very friendly and a great day overall In full: I didn't find the parking a problem as I live a 5 minute walk away so I wasn't aware of the parking problems. The small delay at the start i didn't really find an issue, it was a cold morning but Threshold events can't be responsible for the weather. I found the route beautiful and it made a nice change to run a scenic route rather than on busy roads. I didn't find the traffic an issue i think around 8 cars maximum went past me the whole course.
Im found the signs very clear on which side of the road to run on and the marshalls were excellent! very friendly and supportive also in all the right places, water stations were good and a bonus having water in bottles not cups.
A few hills but nothing too challenging, the support for the locals was brilliant I was at the back of the pack as a slow runner and they were still out cheering and clapping.
The medal was great and tshirt too,for an more indepth review on this race and other events please see my running blog http://marathonmorris.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/running-bucket-list.html