In short: 1 Water Station with plastic cups on a summer run??? In full: Good- Marshalls were excellent. Very friendly and supportive. Lovely start and finish areas with plenty of helpful volunteers.
Bad- One MASSIVE negative was, after being advertised as 'frequent' water stations, there was just 1 at 5k, hence the '1' rating for organisation. For ANY race, let alone one that was at a premium price, and on a summers day, I would have expected at least 3, with sport cap water bottles. You have to come to a virtual standstill with those plastic cups if you actually want to drink any of it, and as a result, I lost valuable time and momentum, and cramping became an issue late on.
In short: Greatest Race Experience Ever. In full: Couldn't fault anything about the weekend. Checkpoint staff were fantastic, organisation was faultless and the sense of camaraderie amongst the runners of different distances of all abilities was superb. 100% recommend anybody to take the plunge in one of the distances next year! Date of review: August 18, 2014
In short: Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me... In full: This is the second race I have run with Peak performance, I was warned by everyone not to do it, but entered quite early so gave them the benefit of the doubt - it couldn't be as bad as their 10k could it?...
Start and finish in Crowle Get a medal & T shirt Enough water points during course (Bottled water at one station)
Event is called 'Worcester City Half Marathon' and billed to run through Worcester town center, then changed to Crowle. I booked this because I wanted to run a town race :-/
I know some people didn't get the last minute email and were seen lost in Worcester town center looking for the race start?!
No marshals at all, there were some places that needed marshals to help with direction and safety.
No signs saying 'Warning Runners' to tell motorists.
A really important sign on the route saying '2nd lap straight on' was KNEE HIGH!? so wasn't visible because supporters stood in front and blocked them.
Last stretch of road I felt was dangerous for runners as it was on a fast and twisty road and uncomfortable when cars approached each other leaving no where no go...
No water at the finish!
A Half Marathon should not be a multi lap in the country side, more imagination needed there are so many lovely routes that could of been used.
Race HQ was at Crowle parish hall but we couldn't go inside to get our numbers? - this would help the organisers and the racers as the numbers and paperwork were being blown in the wind and rain. Toilets were outside ones so just 2 loos (no urinals) between over 100 people ques were bad when runners needed to be warming up. (Proper loo's inside hall)
Race not UK Athletic registered, I really don't believe this race was licensed or had permission to run?
I will not run on a event that is organised by Peak performance again - I should of learned from their 10k :-(
In short: Brilliant from start to finish. A stunning Cornish coastal path route. Stunning views, gentle undulating at times and brutally steep climbs at others. Brilliant organisation, very friendly supporive marshals and fabulously stocked food stations Date of review: August 18, 2014
In short: A perfect Ultra In full: Organisation was excellent. I encountered no issues at all and everything was very clear beforehand. During the run I found that the course was marked out brilliantly and that the aid stations were well stocked with a good range of nutrition and hydration, and very friendly and encouraging. The course covers a range of types of terrain, a little bit of tricky single track towards the start, paths through fields, some open tracks, and some road. Compared to other ultras I found it easy going underfoot with no foot or hip issues from the terrain. Scenery was great, plenty of picture perfect views with a nice range of churches and villages. The 11 hours flew by with plenty to see and admire. The t-shirt and medal are very nicely designed and finished as well. My wife followed the route and met me at each checkpoint and says that this was easy to do and enjoyable - a lot of village stores and places to grab food for the spectators. I recommend fully. Date of review: August 18, 2014
In short: Enjoyable route, great support, well organised. In full: Nothing too fancy, but did everything well. Nice feeling around the start area, all the facilities you need and no long queues for anything. Very well organised, everything seemed to run like clockwork. Course marshalls were great with loads of encouragement on both laps. I hope to be back next year. Date of review: August 18, 2014
In short: Tough but worth it In full: I love this race. Beautiful surroundings and really well organised. No chance for a PB though but you could get a PB on the course if you have done it before. I knocked about 5 minutes off last years time. The hill is long and tough but absolutely amazing views and a nice downhill to finish. Can't wait to do it again next year. Date of review: August 18, 2014
In short: Worth a look In full: Mostly flat with about 3 slight climbs which when running into a head wind turned out to be hard work. Unfortunately I didn't get a PB but that's not to say that you couldn't get a PB. A few places in the race where the path gets narrow and runners have to slow to go through. The race was well organised though and it was friendly. I also got a lovely bath towel and bunch of flowers for finishing. Date of review: August 18, 2014
In short: amazing race from start to finish, unforgetable experience In full: This race is very tough and that is what makes it so brilliant, the views are beautiful, the Cornish Coast path is absolutely stunning. The marshals are second to none with their encouragement, humour and advice. kept well fed and watered, great pre-race talk by Mimi Anderson. Every runner happily smiling through our shared pain, great camaraderie. 10/10 Date of review: August 17, 2014
In short: My Favourite 10K In full: The TT10K 2014 was even better than 2013: you can tell that the organisers are passionate runners as the event was brilliant. It's a stunning route on both road and trail with a perfect balance of hills and flat. Great goodie bag and tech t shirt, for a low entry fee. Medal is fab too. The real highlight of the race was definitely the fantastic support from the marshals and the villagers: despite the weather they were out in force and really kept the runners going. Can't wait for 2015! Date of review: August 17, 2014
In short: An achievement I'll never forget, great support from crew and fellow runners. In full: Mud Crew know how to organise an event and this was everything I could of hoped for and more. A friendly, encouraging and fun crew which supported, motivated and attended to our every need! Cheered between checkpoints by mobile crews, ice lollies, gels, banter..... It was all there. It was my first Ultra and I got lots of congratulatory hugs along the way which gave me the determination to finish it! All the follow runners are supportive and friendly too. One not to miss out on. Date of review: August 17, 2014
In short: Tough as old boots but a fantastic event In full: Organisation is superb, it's a very tough run but so enjoyable. Had wanted to do this for years, finally got round to doing it. Will ache for days!!! Date of review: August 17, 2014