Another great event by FCR and a fantastic way to start off the new year. Price is reasonable for a half and the information leading up the event was useful but not over the top.
On the day parking was available a short distance away from race hq. Bib collection was nice and straight forward in the school hall and portaloos had been set up just outside. As always there was a queue for these but that's always to be expected. The start being right next to the car park was nice as it meant being able to stay warm in your car until just before the start. Great atmosphere at the start, I think we were all just grateful that no more restrictions had come in meaning that we still got to race still. Short pre-race briefing which I could just about hear, then we were off!
Course was a lovely loop of country roads, never once felt boring and some nice views. Not much in terms of crowd support but to be expected, especially in January. Course was mostly flat with a few little inclines thrown in there for good measure. The two water stations were well stocked and the marshals out on course were very friendly. Lead up to the finish was good with plenty of cheers as you went by. Medal, as to be expected from FCR, was fantastic and water was also available.
Love FCR events and will definitely be doing more in the future.