In short: Good fun despite the inclement weather In full: A nice and picturesque route, though the Salisbury Plains section was slightly dull. Well organised with plenty of water stops and friendly marshalls. The only downside was the length of the tea/coffee queue at the end, there's really no excuse for such poor organisation at this size of event.
In short: Muddy, wet, cold, Great! In full: A very muddy offroad course, 3 "Official" water crossings but there were plenty more chances to get your feet wet! :o) Tough hill at 4miles but ok thereafter. Well organised and the marshalls were a credit to the club, all were friendly and encouraging. Date of review: February 21, 2010
In short: Pleaseant race, not too challenging, very friendly organisation. In full: A well organised and friendly race, plenty of happy, smiling, friendly marshals and police people. This year was quite cold having to wait around for 30minutes at the 10K start to allow the Half and Marothoners to get away first, as it turned out there would have been plenty of time to get to our start after they had gone. As others have mentioned, the shoe bag momento was disappointing, especially when it turned out to be empty, a chocolate bar or banana etc. inside would have been welcome. However, the race is run for charity so I can at least understand the reasons cost saving.
Note to the organisers: Having entered online months before the deadline, my race number (with sponsorhip form) only arrived two days before the race. If expect people to raise money through sponsorship then you need to get the forms out much earlier next year. Date of review: October 17, 2006
In short: Nice race despite the parking problems In full: Finding the start line wasn't a problem, waiting 50minutes to park was. Finally I got parked at ten past ten, a short jog to join the large and (by this time) obvious crowd at the start and a few minutes later we were off. A nice scenic route and starting nearer the back than usual meant the route felt relatively easy as I drifted past the slower runners. The camels at the start, in their shaggy fur coats, seemed more interested in the crowds than the sub-zero temperatures, personally though I would have preferred it to be slightly warmer. I'll certainly do the race again but I be keeping my fingers crossed that they sort out the parking problems next year. Date of review: February 21, 2005