In short: Great race. £ of last 4K boring In full: A rather long 10 miles, but a great race with superb running situations. It was very well marked, better than the majority of races, right up to where the arrows were nicked. I hope these guys stick with it. Could be a classic Date of review: April 24, 2014
In short: Great Race again course seems easier now. Still tough In full: Once again a great race my favourite and one i look forward to running. Nothing wrong on the day weather parking support course and t shirt all fantastic especially the t shirt. My only issue is with the ballot system to enter the race that they brought in this year. I felt it was needless and clearly open to abuse and it had caused the race director some ammount of stress judging by his emails etc. in my opinion i hate ballots they are never as fair as they make out and i know there is the reasoning that it gives everyone a chance to enter not just the quickest on the keyboard but if you really want to do a race or see a band and tickets go on sale at X time on X date then you make the effort to be near a computer at X time on X date and if it fills in 10min it just shows what a great race you already have at least you get the people doing it who really want to do it not just the casual people who just enter a ballot then end up swapping dropping out or not turning up. Great race hope its not ruined by the red tape this year had. Date of review: April 24, 2014
In short: Very well organised, shame no medal! In full: I really enjoyed this race, first time and I'll be back. Very well organised, lots of parking. Downside is no medal. I've done over 30 races so far and this is the first time I've not had a medal which is really odd Date of review: April 24, 2014
In short: A challenging course with amazing scenery but missing a certain something In full: It's clear that the organisers tried hard to create a great event and will no doubt make changes like increasing the number of marshalls and do a better check next time to ensure signage is in place. The scenery was fantastic up until the second water station but, personally, I found the tail end course a bit of an anti-climax. Nevertheless a nice idea which has the potential to evolve. Date of review: April 23, 2014
In short: Brilliant day :) Fantastic! In full: Really great organisation, lovely organisers, fabulous marshals (thank you!). We entered late so had to pick our numbers up on the day; no rush, no fuss, nothing - the numbers were easily to hand and given with a smile :) The marshals were super, clapping and shouting encouragement for everyone and were super smiley. They were placed at regular intervals so (other than a small mishap!) no one got lost.
I was there with quite a few of my running group, many were there just with their families and some individuals. There was a variety of paces run so it's definitely suitable for all runners and abilities. The route was around the cliff twice, then through the gardens at Sewerby. The course included grass (careful underfoot!), path and bark and went past some wonderful flowers and through woodland.
The car parking area was very reasonable (£2.90 all day) and was right next to the start/finish so no bag drop needed - perfect.
Overall, I really, really enjoyed it and will definitely be back next year. Lovely local feel, without the snobbery that some smaller events are tainted with. A big thanks to the organisers :) Date of review: April 23, 2014
In short: What a Fantastic Day In full: Thank you London! my 4th Marathon and London topped it off. Took me 6 years to get in the Ballot and Im so glad I got in. A dream come true. I would say a TO DO before you die. A great experience. Date of review: April 23, 2014
In short: Great race, well organised, thoroughly enjoyed it! In full: A lovely friendly race, well marshalled and commentated. Good facilities but could have done with a few more loos! Lovely flat route along the prom and back. Date of review: April 23, 2014
In short: An excellent race for beginners and seasoned runners In full: A flat course there and back along the promenade in glorious sunshine although the wind was against us for the middle mile. You do have to dodge the public with their dogs and pushchairs but I don't think that was a major problem. The organization was superb and the atmosphere friendly and encouraging. My wife and I (both "senior" vets) hope to return next year. Date of review: April 23, 2014
In short: fast course, great scenery, loved it In full: Great marshalling along the way, great to see. We were very lucky this year with the wind, there really wasn't much, which I would imagine lead to a lot of PBs (me included!) My only small comment would be that a few more signs indicating where the start line was would have helped me - but it's such a minor niggle. Huge thanks to Folkestone AC - they did a grand job. Date of review: April 23, 2014
In short: Could do (much) better In full: This event needs more marshals. The children's race almost ended in tears as the leader went the wrong way at the finish and was only put back on the correct path thanks to spectators. Around the 10K route too there was a distinct lack of marshalling, especially on our third lap. I ran to support my wife (who was aiming for 1hr10mins) and got the impression that anyone finishing in over an hour was left to fend for themselves. This was emphasised at the finish where there were no medals left and we had to go and ask for one at the organisers' desk. For an event run by a specialist organisation, I was not very impressed. Date of review: April 23, 2014
In short: Mixed In full: So many things about this race are well organised but then they usually spoil things by marking the course in miles not kms. This year they didn't even seem to bother with that, I only saw one marker at one mile and you do get two laps to check for these things.
Other than that its a toughish run around my local park.
My only other wish is they'd spend the extra 20p per runner and slip a cream egg in the mug you get at the finish. Date of review: April 22, 2014
In short: brilliant In full: I did this race in 2012 and didn't much of it but missed 2013 and did it this year and loved every minute of it.the introduction of chip timing is brilliant and the course itself is very fast altho there was a headwind on mile 2 but that ment a tail wind to the finish! medal is excellent and creame egg to get the sugars back in..included cakes and water/flavoured to. Date of review: April 22, 2014
In short: Scenic, flat and in the lap of the gods! In full: I ran this in its first year when the course wasn't very well thought out, but the course has been tweaked and is now excellent. It's a flat out and back along the prom, great potential for PB depending on the wind, this year the breeze was just strong enough to shave off vital seconds! It's a great course, unbeatable scenery, well organised and all together a great little 5k, will enter again next year for certain. Date of review: April 22, 2014
In short: Fast course. In full: Lovely weather. Well organised, I run a lot the nice work races and there's always something to eat after races. Shame there wasn't this time. That's my only gripe. Otherwise a great race Date of review: April 22, 2014