In short: Really hard this year, very cold and windy, loads of mud. Always my favourite race of the year though. In full: Organisation really good. Food at the end great,worth doing just for this. Not the easiest half marathon out there,but always enjoyable and everybody really friendly. If you are in the area , I recommend that you run this race next year. Big thank you to all who gave up their time to organise this special event! Date of review: February 1, 2015
In short: Flat and fast race,well organised In full: Good technical t-shirt and medal for finishing. Quite enjoyed he course even though it was all through town. Didn't have a problem with toilets at start; despite what others have said,there were male urinals at start area with very little queues. Funnel system at start seemed to work well and wide roads meant no problems passing . Will probably be back next year. Date of review: October 14, 2014
In short: Well organised trail run. In full: Did the half marathon option. Clumber park is a great venue.Most of the race is off road on very scenic trails through the forest. Harder than a road half marathon, but nothing too challenging. Organisation was great,thank you to all the marshals involved.. Can only think of one slight gripe, like the previous reviewer, would have liked a different t-shirt for the half. That said,medal and goody bag were great. Would recommend this race to anybody new to trail running. Date of review: June 29, 2014
In short: Run a lot of half marathons and this is probably the best organised. Great! In full: Hard to know where to fault this race. Well organised and friendly marshals. Finish in Glanford park great. Very flat and fast. Date of review: May 4, 2014
In short: Friendly smaller race In full: Lots of hills,sharp turns and change of surfaces meant that I could never drop into a good rhythm . You won't get a PB here, but nether the less really enjoyed the race and felt like I had a good workout,prior to a spring marathon. Was very friendly and seemed well organised apart from lack of toilet facilities at the start. Would love to run it again next year. Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: My third year doing this race.tough- yes. Muddy-yes,but great fun In full: Worth doing for the food at the end alone. We'll organised and very friendly. Not easy, but have to say that it is one of my favourite races.big thank you to all the Marshall's who gave up their time. Date of review: February 9, 2014
In short: Great way to blow the cobwebs away after the party season In full: Bigger this year,leading to the problem of too few loos and huge queues. Otherwise well organised with friendly helpful marshals .