In short: HEATWAVE made dfficult running In full: The race was ok, course was very accurate and there were no major issues. The race started on time. The heat was almost unbearable for me. Had it been cooler, i would have been much happier with my finish time but that's beyond anyones control. Make it a bit earlier perhaps?
The only issues for me was the control of the traffic, i was under the impression it was traffic free but felt somewhat under a lot of pressure when an Audi was sitting on my arse trying to pass.
Overall, a challenging HOT race Date of review: July 1, 2013
In short: HOME RUN In full: I wasn't so sure about doing laps in my home town, i thought i'd get bored, but i actually enjoyed it very much. Had the weather been a bit nicer, it may have brought extra crowds out and made the delay at the beginning a bit easier to bear.
However, apart from the last few miles which took on half the parkrun course, the course was very flat and i took 10mins off my half mara PB. all my friends also gained a PB. if i could recommend a race, it'd be this one.
My only gripe was the confusion and crowding at the finishers funnel. Date of review: June 10, 2013
In short: Unique setting, good PB potential but tough in places In full: Weather was bitter, but to get a chance to run around the grounds and test track of the FORD Dunton Test Track was a unique opportunity for any motor enthusiast.
Cambered sections on the 2 lap race were pretty tough, especially on the backside of the track which hosted a pretty steep incline.
Besides what I would consider a tough race in places, 3 friends and I all managed to hit PBs. Will definitely be attending next year Date of review: February 25, 2013
In short: Full of spirit but challenging conditions In full: Despite the snow making the course tricky and unique, the scenery was outstanding as were the marshalls high spirits for the day. Hats off to the marshalls for standing out in it for hours on end. Very well organised and a great sense of acheivement Date of review: January 21, 2013
In short: Definitely worth getting up for In full: This was my first half marathon and 2nd trail run. But my shoes tackled the mud and hills perfectly.I found the hills quite brutal towards the end but they were part of the challenge. I suffered with a previous knee injury but still crossed the line in a respectable time for my experience. The organisers where helpful and supportive and made the experience worthwhile. One of the sponsors didn't turn up which I found to be rather disrespectful but that didn't effect the race. I'll definitely consider doing this again next year and beat my time Date of review: November 1, 2012