Well organised from the outset, both via social media and email communications, this event was well worth the trip to Hertfordshire. There were even discounted rates available on hotel rooms a stone's throw from the event.
Predominantly set around the Knebworth House estate, the scenic views are a welcome distraction from the many hills (especially the killer climb to the finish line!)
Rock Choir were singing their hearts out in the freezing temperatures upon arrival. The bag-drop was like a 'disco tent' with its many spotlights, and was a welcome place to shelter from the cold whilst waiting for the warmup - the warm-up guys did a grand job of coaxing my cold muscles into activity, keeping us all moving right up until it was time to line up at the start.
The organisers and marshals were amazing at lifting morale, from the start to the finish, and when people were finding it tough they were waving tambourines, dancing, singing through cones, even running along with us just for a few metres!
The water stations were evenly spaced out and provided the handy little sports bottles - plenty of it and handed out by the volunteers, not grabbed from the tables.
The medal and t-shirt provided are both of good quality - unfortunately there were only large sized t-shirts left by the time I finished (I suppose I can enjoy looking at it as a 'trophy' even if I can't wear it) and there were no Clif bars left either.
It took me a good 40 minutes' queuing in the car to leave Knebworth at the end, I imagine due to the estate entrance/exit's proximity to the A1(M) junction.
However, all in all a fun event in beautiful surroundings that I would definitely do again.