In short: An amazing challenge! Well worth it! In full: I have seldom found crossing a finish line so satisfying! This race was an incredible challenge with lots of tough hills, a final mile that had to be experienced to be believed and more mud than I thought was possible!
Organisation seemed very good, excellent marshaling and drink stations round the course and a really nice finisher t-shirt.
It's probably the hardest race I've ever tried...and I can't wait to try it again next year! Date of review: January 21, 2014
In short: A really good event! Lovely atmosphere and good value. In full: A very enjoyable race! Excellent organisation, great facilities (parking, changing, toilets etc) and brilliant marshaling and support from the organizers. I was worried I wouldn't enjoy running 6 laps but the surroundings in the park turned out to be really pretty so it was no problem. Finishers got a really nice medal, a personalized certificate and a food goody bag (which was basically a mini-picnic!). You do have to count your own laps but this is manageable (no problem with a Garmin). There were some nice touches like having drinks and snacks (including homemade flapjacks) for pre-race fuel and lots of the marshals had a list of runner names/numbers so they could cheer you on by name. Fun, friendly, good value for money and well organised. I would run this again and be happy to recommend it to others, including someone trying their first half-marathon. Date of review: September 10, 2013