In short: Splendid, well organised race In full: After driving 5 hours to get to this one my hopes were high, and I was not disappointed. The organisation was slick, the marshals encouraging and attentive, the course (although undulating in parts) was perfect, the finish well organised and plenty of smiles all round. My daughter and husband did the Fun Run and have equal praise. Thankyou! Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Excellent organisation hard course support was amazing In full: Great race would do it again even though on some of the many ups I questioned why I was doing this marshals and supporters along the route were great goody bag t shirt added to what can only be described as an excellent end to a memorable race Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Great Value for Money In full: The start of the race was very well organised. Last year there was a bit of a bottleneck at the start, however the organisers dealt with this by opening up both sides of the Headrow this year.
There was course generally was undulating and there was quite a steep uphill part for the first 4 miles or so. Throughout the course there were enough supporters cheering everyone on. I think that the lack of supporters mentioned were only in places that could not easily be accessed by the public. The Police were even cheering runners on at one point. The finish was well placed and there was enough room for my family to get a good spot near the finish and take some decent pictures.
This is the second time I have done this race and I achieved a new personal best. For a half marathon, I think that this race is excellent value for money and I will definitely be coming back this year. My only criticism is that there were no energy drinks this year, however I am not sure if Asda were one of the sponsors this year as they provided the drinks in 2012.
In short: Lovely but lumpy In full: My first marathon and I loved every minute of it, well almost. Beautiful course, well organised and the marshalls at the end were brilliant. With a race like that on my door step there's really no excuse not to enter next year. Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Heard loads about crowle... In full: (This is for 2013, but there wasn't the option in the pull down menu) My running club had mentioned loads about crowle and how good it was, glad i ran it today, knocked 5 mins. Off my PB! Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: A fantastic value event held in scenic surroundings and very well organised In full: Just entered for 2013 and this prompted me to reflect on 2012 event. I really enjoyed this event, too many good things to say about it, so I wont eulogise, all I would say is give it a try and experience it for yourself. Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Flat, fast, well organised, good value, super medal In full: Unlike some races this one is as flat as it claims. Also some of it is sheltered enough to offer some protection from any headwinds (common on coastal runs). Good support, lots of club runners but still fine for everyone. No chip timing but a nice wide start means not much time is lost on gun time (and we all have stop-watches anyway don't we?) Also; one of the nicest medals I've seen. Very classy and actually worth doing the event for on its own! Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Brilliant event... again! In full: Having done the half and full marathons at Chester last year, I had high expectations - which were met. The event organisers are really making a name for themselves now - other events take note, this is how things should be done.
The course is undulating but mostly the climbs are short and not too challenging (though the one just before you hit the 13th mile is a bit mean! Haha).
The event is well supported and the marshals/volunteers deserve special thanks.
In short: Lovely but tough In full: Beautiful countryside, great organisation and all over a lovely little race. The hill at 6.5km is really tough if you're carrying a bit of extra weight but are determined not to stop running. Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: A fast 10k In full: I enjoyed the scenery and it was nice to run a 10k course that had no major hills. Definitely one to do if you are hunting a pb. Organisation was also like clockwork and a lovely atmosphere Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: First LDWA event - excellent experience In full: Hills, wind, hail, sun, wind, cake, beer. Fab day out on first LDWA outing for me. Loved the cheerful completely non-competitive atmosphere (well I wasn't at the front, so no idea about that to be fair). Sun came out enough to allow glimpses of glorious views. Self confidence in your own navigation essential - following others, even those that seem experienced, is never recommended! Date of review: May 12, 2013