In short: A great way to start the weekend In full: My only gripe about this race was the closed barriers on the way round. There was a real bottle neck at the first one after 500m with 250 runners trying to squeeze through a gap to the side of only about 6 foot. I must have lost 5-10 secs trying to get past this point on the course.
Surely there must be some way the organisers can get the keys for these barriers, and have them temporarily opened for the duration of the race, even if it's only for the first barrier. Date of review: July 21, 2009
In short: Third time I've run this one, and it seems to get better each time. In full: Great goodie bag, and well stocked drinks stations. I think the sponges were new this year, and most welcome. Nice medal but the same type they gave out in 2007.
Sadly despite passing her 4 times I failed to notice the woman at the bottom of the hill at mile 4, I'll look out for her next time.
In short: I wont be doing this one again, unless they move Witham closer to North London In full: Over 100 mile round trip to get there but well worth the effort. Loved the anniversary T shirt. Conditions weren't perfect but you have to be grateful, as it could well have been worse, with it being Winter. In short a surprisingly well organised/marshalled race for a smallish Essex club. Date of review: January 7, 2009
In short: Not a scenic course but very fast In full: Moaned to myself as I went through the first mile. Typical I thought, the first marker is in the wrong place. By the time I'd reached the running track finish, I'd shut up. Could all the markers be in the wrong place, or had I just taken 30 secs off my PB?
Whatever the answer, I'm keeping tight lipped.
Might sneek back next year for this one. Date of review: December 9, 2008
In short: Being a lover of fast flat courses, there's not much I could say against this one. In full: Didn't get a PB but the course has a great 800m straight finish, which I enjoyed belting down. The stretches outside the airfield, were on quiet roads. Couldn't ask for more. Well organised with a drinks station at HW, and with kilometer markers in the right places.
My kids loved the fun run, but that was possibly because it was just 1k long. Far too short for them. Get them to suffer and make them run at least 2k. Date of review: September 1, 2008
In short: Glorious race in glorious conditions. In full: The course was way way tougher than I expected, but not massively demanding. Agree with previous postings that the drinks station at Longney should have been at the junction, such that runners finishing lap 3 could have topped up, prior to the run in to the finish.
Loved the glass rather than the normal medal. As for the prize I won........totally made up.
This was a very welcome addition to the running calendar, and with minor tweaks, could be the perfect winter run out that marathon junkies have been looking for, to fill the time between Autumn and Spring marathon seasons. Date of review: January 27, 2008