In short: Fast and flat, excellent marshalling In full: The atmosphere of the race was excellent - marshals were all upbeat and vocal, and there was a fair turnout of locals along the accessible parts of the route. The Tarka trail sections were fast and flat, but weren't particularly accessible to supporters, so dragged a little, especially on the way back. The views across the estuary were wonderful though. Slight incline for a couple of miles at about 4.5 miles at Fremington Quay, but nothing dramatic. Nice tech T shirt and chunky medal at the end, but no goody bag.
I really enjoyed the race, and hope to run it again next year when I'm not injured to try for a PB. Recommended! Date of review: October 4, 2015
In short: Beautiful scenery and interesting race but not many marshals In full: This was my first time doing the Seven Sins and I wasn't sure what to expect reading last year's reviews.
The organisation in terms of parking seemed good (at least when I got there at 9am) and the race had been split over 2 days as it was oversubscribed so there didn't seem to be a problem with numbers like last year.
The race started on time, with a race briefing 10 minutes before. The route was tough (lots of steep, muddy and slippery ascents and descents) but the water in the tunnels was only knee high, so not as bad as predicted following all the rain.
The scenery was stunning - especially as it was a sunny, if frosty, morning and made you forget the pain in your quads!
All finishers got a medal and sports drink, those finishing sub 60 mins (I think there were about 12 on the Sunday when I ran) also got a T shirt.
My only qualm is the lack of marshals on the course. I came across a man who had injured himself and it took over 20 minutes to get a marshal and then St John's ambulance to attend.
Overall a great race though, and I'll be back next year! Date of review: December 29, 2013