In short: Not as tough as I thought and with very good hospitality In full: True there are the hills but what goes up...!
What helped on the rural, undulating course was that there pretty much support at least every half mile throughout.
What sold it for me was the laid back but efficient and friendly organisation. You can sign up on the day, there are good showers and changing facilities and a free swim if you want. The free buffet is a great touch and veryuch appreciated.
No medal but engraved shot glass with Talisker miniature. Only way to improve would be to heve chip timing as it meant a bit of jostling at the start. Date of review: June 11, 2012
In short: The best HM I've ever been to In full: I don't know where to start.
Friendly correspondence, great welcome from organisers to marshalls and supporters,
Lovely route (even with the wind) and the beach and dunes are unique if challenging into the headwind.
Best medal, tshirt and food that many other HM organisers should take note of. As if that wasn't enough to tempt you then there was a great ceilidh in the evening. The whole town seemed to be geared towards the event and supported it which makes all the difference. Already training for next year Date of review: June 10, 2012