Next Race: 07/02/2021 + 2 others
Good overall experience and felt welcomed
First ever event and the organisers went out of their way to help me. A good experience from start to finish so thank you :)
Great event and a real bonus that the bike ride is off public roads.
Very enjoyable, well organised, friendly event.
Very good event. The cycle was excellent fun.
Probably not a good circuit for novice bike riders.
Cold! Good to do a closed-road bike, but 8 laps of the same short course gets a bit tedious.
Really enjoyed it - friendly local race.
Good for beginners
Well organised and excellent marshalls
Great event at a good venue. Organisers were friendly and atmosphere amongst all participants was very encouraging.
I would have preferred flatter run course
I enjoyed the event but the techie top i was giving was for the SE relays which this event was not.
Great early season event.
Good race, shame about the weather
Good race, but it was disappointing the 10k run was less than 9k. Not sure of distance of 2nd run(5k). For the 10k, why not have a turnaround point back at transition to extend distance to 10k.
Today weather didn't help, that's beyond our control. If it was a calmer day yes it's perfect for the beginners.
Really enjoyed the running route, it was so breathtaking also just one 5k lap which is an extra bonus.
Great little race to kick start your season
Cold and wet.
Really good little race. Shame about the weather!
Great technical track, excellent value for money.
Run 1 was quite short. If possible, I would recommend existing the first lap back to the transition area, which should make the full 10km.
Lap courses just don't work without timing chips
Leaving counting laps uptown the athlete with no independent checks just doesn't work. 6 minutes on average for a lap and somebody who you start biking with finished 18 minutes in front of you, means they lapped you three times - when you only see them again once..???
Swap the cotton t-shirt for chip timing - weather atrocious so people were always going to come in a lap or so early.
Low key, friendly and informal race, but missing many of the benefits you might hope for in a race setting
This was a very friendly, informal and low key race, which was well organised. However, many of the benefits of a race situation were missing, such as chip timing, formal results or medals for finishers. I would rather have had a medal or a mug, than a cotton tee-shirt.
Whilst out of the organiser's control, the weather conditions were such that I think the event organisers should have considered cancelling the event, or at least cutting the length of the bike leg, to keep competitors safe.
Brilliant atmosphere, despite the weather!
It would be better to have medals for every finisher rather than t-shirts.
A timing mechanism which checked everyone did the right number of laps would be reassuring.
Will be back!
Fab if tight and technical bike course