In short: Great PB potential with pacers, good facilities and friendly atmosphere In full: First time at this race - great PB potential if you don't mind multiple laps and it being a bit windy! A minor glitch with the gun at the start was more than made up for by the excellent garmin pacers, who ran perfectly even paced miles, and shouted much needed encouragement in the last lap. After two years of being seconds off a sub-90mins PB, I beat it by over a minute. A good mix of running abilities - its a shame the race isn't UKA licensed as I was a bit disappointed that my time isn't recorded on Power of 10, and it would no doubt encourage more faster runners for future races. Excellent facilities, parking, food, showers etc and everyone was really friendly. A bit pricey at £34 for a medal only but that wouldn't stop me from doing it again. Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: Beautiful course and a lovely atmosphere In full: This is my 4th half marathon but my 1st at Eastbourne, the route is challenging between mile 2 and 4 with quite a steep hill and the wind can be against you. However its a lovely run and the public and volunteers are very supportive. I'd recommend this over Brighton everyday of the week. Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: You'll talk of this for years to come! In full: Scenic and hilly but a definite must if you fancy a challenging cross country run. I'm new to XC and came in not far off last but I loved it and would do it again! Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: Yes there is a hill at 3 miles in but then all down hill and flat after that In full: Will be back next year to aim for that PB, Only that one hill then you can enjoy it might even get blown along by the wind going along the sea front, well supported piper was very uplifting along with the other bands. Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: well organized In full: this is the second time i have run this race, the course was slightly different to last year, the event was well organized, great info in the race pack, I had my time text to me within minutes of finishing, well supported all through the route by both marshals and public, kids were handing out all sorts of sweet treats. would recommend this race Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: A well run event with great support In full: The people of Coventry came out and supported this run in style. There were lots of cheers, people handing out sweets and keeping us going. The run through the countryside was lovely and made the trip worthwhile. I have pre registered for next year
I would advise anyone to make sure that they get to coventry in plenty of time as we queued for car parking for about 15 mins and had to rush to the start.
In short: Well thought out course & well organised In full: Being my home town course, I had to give it a go. Race starts early (9am) presumably to avoid Sunday shoppers. The course itself is a really good mix of town and country. The climb at 7 miles is testing but not OTT and leaves you with enough in the tank to get you home on the downhill stretch. Water stations are well placed. Under 4000 took part which means even the slowest runners are over the start line very quickly. A striking medal and goody bag awaited finishers along with a banana and water. I will definitely be doing this again next year. Well done to the organisers. Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: CoventryHalf In full: Good event fairly well organised, only a couple of minor gripes 1 they changed the route slightly from last year and I think they should have kept it the same 2 official race photo costs are very high Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: Costly and Disappointing In full: Expensive but for a good cause although I don't know how much went to cancer research. From all the pre race hype it was disappointing to run into a grimy road tunnel dubbed a snow cave with a couple of coloured up lighters. The snow zones were rubbish and a lot more effort could have been made to make it more fun.
Marshals and polar bears were supportive on such a cold day. In short I wouldn't do this again Date of review: March 4, 2015
In short: You'll ache but you'll also love it. In full: I highly recommend The Grizzly, everything about it is spot on. The atmosphere, support, organisation, Marshalls etc are absolutely fantastic, it's hard but so rewarding. Roll on next years. Date of review: March 4, 2015
In short: Good park and Track 10K In full: Fifth time I've run this relatively flat race. Good PB potential. Weather good this year and more people were in the park (even on the racing line), but other than that it is a quick course. This year was run over two days, so taking your pick (if not the weather) was good. Date of review: March 4, 2015