In short: Great MT run In full: Excellent route and terrain. Just need to add a bit more information on website as to where registration and parking is. Overall a race everyone should do at least once. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Hardly any KM markers - so you can't pace yourself! In full: This race is off road, approx three circuits around Coventry's War Memorial Park. The positive points are that there's no traffic, no pollution and the course is relatively flat so a PB is very possible. However, there are some bad points. The organisation was poor and we started late. Hardly anyone could hear the instructions at the start and some people got confused as to how many laps to do. Most annoyingly, there were hardly any KM markers apart from one at 2km and 8km so you had to guess your pace! Come on guys get this sorted out for next year because this could be a really good race. The fact that there were hardly any distance markers cost me a PB! Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: A speedy flat well organised run. In full: The changes were well organised . I missed the airfield but the new route worked well. Glad the samba band was still there . Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Great race - good pb potential In full: Race run on Remembrance Sunday every year - starts at 11.05 after 2 minutes silence, the last post and a reading, before the start of the race. Fylde Coast Races are a bargain compared with other races, (around £12 for a 10k). This race is on a very flat course, so great for potential pb - one of my favourite races! Fantastic sceneray/well organised race! Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Excellent race In full: One of my favourite races and my favourite 10k - extremely well organised + half the price of the Bupa 10ks! Great atmosphere and a good mixture of runners of different abilities. A race that I try to run every year. Plus for a great cause also! Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Loved it! In full: All the marshals and officials were brilliant - amazingly friendly, helpful and genuinely supportive despite having to be out for hours and hours (waiting for me!). You get some stretches without any spectators on the rural bits but mostly there are spectators and they were great. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Fantastic time In full: 1st time half marathon well organised, shame the showers were too far away, weather just about held off:) marshalls were fab and motivating course was great apart from the first mile needed to be wider all in all I had a great time thank you to all who helped out :) Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Much tougher than I expected, but well organised In full: Cor this was a hard race I felt. I have run a few half's in the 1 hour 40's this year, but only just managed to get home in under 2 hours.
It is hilly, and there seemed more ups than downs. Its also a 2 lap run, so you know exactly what you need to do on the second time around.
Its a real challenge and not for the beginner I feel. Its well organised, pleanty of parking and good marshalls and signs all the way around.
Its a great shame about today's weather, we were in cloud/mist all the way so did not really get a chance to take in those views.
Would certainly consider doing it again, but need to work on those hills.
Well done to everyone involved. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Great race,well organised,PB potential In full: Third time running this race.Always well organised.Quick flattish course,friendly marshalls and perfect for all runners.Thanks Steve and team! Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Brilliantly organised race. Course of 2 laps was good and flat so definitely a pb course. I got a 3 min pb! Very welcoming and frequent marshals. Excellent goody bag and great value in general. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Great as usual In full: New route this year, a little tight in places, but thoroughly enjoyable, only one minor niggle (and it is very minor), the first water station was too short and as it was congested it was very difficult to get a drink and the second water stop was too close after the shingle section meaning it was a tight angle following the shingle, if it was 50 yards further down the prom it would have made life a little easier, as I say, only real minor issues. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Must-do race In full: Great organisation, fantastic supportive marshalls, nice and flat (PB for me but it was my first marathon!). A great race and now I have the marathon bug I'll be back! Date of review: November 16, 2014
In full: My 5th time at Chester and 3rd time running a PB on the course. I come back every year as it is a fast course and well organised race. Apart from the course and marshalling it is the little touches like technical T-Shirt, great marshalling, personal greeting at the finish. It would be nice if they could flatten the hill at mile 24 and keep that stretch flat ;) Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: A good 8 miler for those who are comfortable with the distance and want a more challenging terrain. In full: Plenty of mud and even a freshly ploughed field thrown in for good measure! A fitting tribute to the Somme in this centenary year.. However, some easy going stretches too, esp the last mile which is solid track, and a nice downhill slope, making the previous 7 mile of slipping and sliding a distant memory.. Good marshalling; more than last year, which was appreciated. I missed not having the squash at the water station, which they had last year, but other than that, one happy, muddy runner :) Thanks to MRC for a great race! Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Great race - as ever In full: Following yesterday's deluge of rain the course was even more mud soaked than normal but that just makes it more fun! Have done this event for last 3 years, is always well marshalled and organised by Ashford Tri Club. Something a bit different for roadsters. Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: November 16, 2014