In short: Let down by delayed start In full: Like one of the other reviewers, I have mixed feelings about this one.
The weather was absolutely atrocious, which isn't the fault of the organisers, obviously! However, the registration area was nowhere near the start line and it was all a bit vague about where you had to go...as a consequence so many people failed to get to the start line in time the race was delayed by 20 minutes. On a sunny day this wouldn't have been a problem but it meant we were freezing cold and wet through before we'd even set off. I don't know why they didn't start ushering people over well ahead of the start time.
It wasn't the sort of route where spectators would go and stand, but there were plenty of marshals along the way. However, I didn't feel they gave much encouragement. It must be miserable standing in the pouring rain in the middle of nowhere for two hours, so a bit of clapping and cheering might have kept them warm and kept their spirits up too! Date of review: November 5, 2012