In short: Great Race with PB potential, will be back next year In full: Great Race with PB potential. This was my fourth time running this race.Very good for personal best potential. Glad to see that the organisers have stuck with the starting pens. Date of review: November 17, 2014
In short: Great atmosphere but slightly marred by parking chaos In full: This was my first time doing this race and I really liked the course. It was nice to run mostly along the seafront, and the loops meant that you could see other runners, and that the support was brilliant; the foam finger family were particularly appreciated, as was the child giving out jelly babies. Marshalls were excellent, and the water stops frequent.
However, despite getting there early, all the pay and display parking was gone, and I couldn't find the private field, so I assume that was full too. With such a big race, this really needs to be sorted out as it meant a stressful start especially given the long queues for the toilets.
The race itself was great though, and I can't complain too much with a seven minute PB! Date of review: November 17, 2014
In short: Has a bit of everything! In full: Like this race flat out, big hill in the middle, trail to 2miles from home then flat to the finish. Very scenic and friendly atmosphere. Second time of running it and I'll be back next year! Date of review: November 17, 2014
In short: Wow … loved this one! In full: Nice mix of canal towpath, woods & fields and the miles just flew past. This is a real gem of a race and I'm looking forward to next year already! Date of review: November 17, 2014
In short: Fantastic trail race In full: This event is one of the best races I have ever done. Excellent organisation and marshalling and you get the sense that they really care about us runners. 10 out of 10 Dirt Running! Date of review: November 17, 2014
In short: Fast 10 mile race and well organised by Preston Harriers. In full: Good parking and top race HQ with well organised registration/number collection, changing rooms with showers and value for money refreshments.
Race start was well organised and majority of runners seem to start in the most appropriate place so it is easy to get into your running. Mile markers all spot on and 3 water stations on the route. Course is flat and though some say stretch down dual carriage way is boring I am ok as I look to the left if I am bored and get a nice view of the fields :)
Mainly club runners but as an unattached run I would say it is welcoming and the marshalls/orgnisers are all friendly and helpful. Great race. Date of review: November 17, 2014
In short: next time I will finish it ! In full: Organisation great, proper toilets, no queue.....started on time. If I am honest I hadn't appreciated it was going to be 2 loops...I personally find that mentally quite tough. I actually had to drop out at 7 miles due to pulled muscle stopping me from breathing, and I have to say, geting me a lift back to the start rather than making me walk the 2.5 miles back on my own....and the friendly marshals was much appreciated ! This is now unfinsihed business for me so I will hope to be fighting fit next year.... Date of review: November 17, 2014
In short: Pre-race issues, but race itself is very good In full: First time for me. Might have been the rain, or the course changes, but not a fan of the pre-race stuff. Car parking seemed chaotic, the race number pick-up very strange (some queues had loads of people, some none, but no effort made to help the long queues) and the baggage drop off and loos poorly labelled so people in the wrong place a lot. That being said, the race itself was terrific. The course is flat, fast and although slightly congested at times you don't feel hemmed in too much. And the marshalls, to a man/woman, were terrific. helpful, supportive, well placed and just generally great. And the drinks stations were perfectly placed and well run. I didn't mind the loop either as could see other runners on the far side so motivated me! That pre-race stuff really should be better, but if you want a fast and friendly Half then you should certainly give this a try. Date of review: November 17, 2014