In short: Absolutely the best race of the year bar none In full: Once again, the Round Table put on an amazing specatacle. The Mad Dog series simply goes from strength to strength. There was a slight problem (completely beyong the control of the organisers) as the local authority sent one single person to collect the £1.50 car park charge with an expected 2000+ cars due to arrive. Brilliantly dealt with as the runners were given regular updates to the situation. (If anyone is marking down on that, please note that the weather wasn't perfect either!)
Once again, the Goodie bag was awesome and the sponsor's seriously generous in giving away drinks before the event too!
The tech shirts are one of the best designs I've seen and are high quality - you'd pay more than the entry fee to buy something similar in the high street.
And the Bling! Big, heavy, high quality medal. You need to come get one next year!
Mad Dog, I salute you! Date of review: February 12, 2013
In short: Tough hilly route - fantastic support and marshalling. In full: There really is no place to hide on this challenging course. The hills are serious! The first major climb is over 2 miles with only a very short 'flat' bit about half way up. As they say, if you run up them, you have to run down them too and if you enjoy the fast downhills, you'll love these. The views (if you have time to slow down and admire them) are fabulous - I would have said breathtaking but the next hill will be taking more than its fair share of breath! The route was very well marshalled and there was lots of local support all around the course. The 8 mile sign was about half a mile early but with around 100 or so signs along the route, I'm sure we can forgive one being slightly out! All-in-all this is a brilliant run if you like a challenge but if you don't like hills, you might not have quite so much fun! Date of review: October 22, 2012