In short: Run that lives up to its name as the hills are very challenging In full: Superbly organised race, the additional of ample parking near to the Race HQ was very welcome, the race itself was excellently organised and despite it living up to its name as the hills were very challenging I would recommend this race to everyone as it was an achievement to have finished and the bacon butty waiting at the end was the icing on the cake. Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: It says tough it was tough In full: The pre race information was very good with regular email updates. The regular warnings about using the toilets provided rather than the side of the road left me concerned about hoards of villagers with cameras waiting to catch the miscreants in action. On arrival there was a well marshalled large field for parking and a short walk to the race HQ at The Swallow Inn. Collection of numbers and chip timers was easy and quick. The race information was given on a village green and then a little trot or walk up a hill to the start. Anyone who tells you that Lincolnshire is flat has never been to the Wolds! The course saw serious hills between miles 3 and 4 as well as 6 and 7. Then just as you think you have done the hills another one hits you just before mile 8. Once you have reached 9 it has to be downhill again, yes, to a point. Then a shorter one finishes you off. A good and welcoming finish back at The Swallow with a bottle of water, running shirt and hot sandwich with a massage if you want to queue. The course had an abundance of signs and loads of cheerful marshals. I found those at marshal point 10 and 18 particularly vocal in a positive way. It was tough but that was how it was advertised and would consider doing it again. Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: A great event, these guys know how to put on a good show. Really good. In full: Great marshals, water, tech top, bacon sarnie, hills but fab downhills & flat fast stretches what's not to like!. Tape 2 Tape always put on a great event, good organisation & attention to detail. Def back next year, for autumn mara training it's a good tempo challenging race. Excellent. Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: What's to criticise?! In full: All the boxes were ticked for this one - the same organisers as the North Lincs Half, which has such a good reputation. The hills were certainly tough, and there were plenty of them - right to the end! I've done 15 marathons, but this was quite possibly the hardest race I've ever done - but the bacon butty at the end was worth the hills! Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: Great race, but no cover! In full: Thanks to nice work for organising this. Thanks especially to the marshals for standing out in the rain and the other organisers, who were really friendly and helpful.
All was good, this is not a fast course, the total climb was 228 metres according to my my Garmin. It's very scenic and a pleasure to run.
When the weather is bad, as it was on the day, the lack of shelter is quite a problem. Overall a great race, though! Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: Well organised and quite special In full: I loved this race - it was something a bit different with the amazing bridge, into the countryside and villages, lots of undulations (felt quite hilly) and one stonker of a hill. It was well organised, 3 water stations, marshals very friendly and the whole thing felt very friendly. The toilets were obviously a problem but I've no doubt that will be sorted out for next year. However there were plenty of hedges and fields along the way which I made use of instead. Excellent goody bag, T-shirt and huge medal. I'd definitely do it again. Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: Well organised, plenty of water. Loads of marshalls, friendly - great run. In full: From start to finish this was a well organised and a pleasant run. Loads of water (I am a slow runner so it often runs out by the time I get there), lovely marshalling, friendly runners and atmosphere. It was great to run over the Severn Bridge as well - even though it goes on forever! I'll be back. Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: Great fun In full: Great fun, not sure it was a small hill in the middle though. I clearly spend too much time on the flat, added to the challenge though and I still did a PB so I'm happy. Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: A rare opportunity to run across an iconic structure In full: A very well organised race which I thoroughly enjoyed. A couple of points: 1. Stress how far it is to the start from the event village. 2.It would be easier to get water if the stations were a bit longer & there were more people handing out bottles 3.There was some congestion on the lane by the 13 mile mark between spectators, finished runners going back to their cars and runners trying to finish Date of review: August 29, 2014
In short: An excellent race. I hope they do it again next year. In full: This was a brilliant half marathon. I hope it becomes a regular fixture. One or two minor niggles, but it is a brand new event so no real complaints. I'll be better prepared for the hill next year! Date of review: August 29, 2014
In short: challenging but worth it In full: i just want to say thank you to all marshalls who in horrid rainy conditions were just brilliant . This is a tough course but i heard so many people managed pB's ....... wow thank you as well too Martin and team Date of review: August 29, 2014
In short: Great to take part in the first one In full: An excellent event, well worth the early start. It's a challenge to get to in time from the English side of the bridge. Scenery is breathtaking. Date of review: August 29, 2014
In short: Great atmosphere, fab marshals, I'll be back In full: A well organised race, nice friendly marshals. The course was challenging, but not overly. On the whole a pleasing run, well done. I love the medal by the way, it's one of my favourites?? Date of review: August 29, 2014