In short: No wonder this is the UK's No. 1 10k. Just wonderful In full: Love the organisation and the dog/woot related build-up. A fast flat course and as friendly as you can get. Great goody bag and best tech running shirt of the year Date of review: August 1, 2016
In short: Gets more brilliant every year! In full: A challenging run but feels much better because of the superb organisation, marshals, mutual support and scenery - and cakes/drinks/band/piper etc! Always my favourite race of the year. Date of review: August 1, 2016
In short: Great 10k, Love it! In full: This was my first ever race in 2014, loved it! Have run it 2015 and 2016 and will be back again next year. Well organised, free transport to/from the start, great medal, Tshirt and goodie bag. The course is along the seafront for the most part, and being February means the weather can be challenging to say the least! But rain or shine, or gale force winds, this is a fantastic event to run, great course, support along the route and crowds cheering at the finish, what more could you want! Date of review: August 1, 2016
In short: Who am i racing? In full: The organisers hold different length races HM, 10M, 5K, 1M & 10K round the same course albeit with different starting times, but I really had no idea who I was racing against during the 10k.
Also, an affiliated entry fee was shown on the Run Britain listing, but not available as an option when I paid directly for my entry 2 weeks prior so all entrants paid the same fee
However, a decent medal and refreshments afterwards. Date of review: August 1, 2016
In short: Excellent organisation, incredible value for money In full: Very well organised ,especially considering it was the first year for this race. At only £10, in edible value for a decent medal and t shirt at the finish. Finish at the park and the race village there were good. Baggage busses and retrieval worked well. Somebody ordered some beautiful weather, same again next year please. Timed mile in the middle made it interesting. Having praised everything so far, I hope the organisers will take some constructive criticism . The route was a bit dull. Out through the town and back along Peaks parkway, a bit of a slog down a dull relief road. Grimsby and surroundings have more to offer. A room to the seafront at Cleethorpes or through the dock area etc. That said ,otherwise the race was hard to fault. Date of review: August 1, 2016
In short: Great little PB course. In full: Great course on country lanes. You'd probably struggle to find anything flatter than this one. Medal at the finish (Would prefer a T-Shirt but thats just personal preference) and goody bag. Water station just before half way which was handy as it was warm towards the end of the race. Organisation was excellent and couldn't fault it. Date of review: July 31, 2016
In short: The course is hilly, as you'd expect near Leek. The organisation is excellent. The marshals, people at the drinks stations and other runners were very supportive. The technical t shirt handed out is excellent.. Date of review: July 30, 2016
In short: It's a run on the beach - can't say no to that! In full: This was a first in 3 ways...7k organised run, run on sand (almost) and my first bare foot run! It was a fantastic day, the rock made it special and TRAC... you were great. Thank you
In short: Very well organised, challenging 10k In full: Being a local, I had no need of the baggage store and other facilities, but what I saw of the event was very well organised indeed. Picturesque running along the wooded river section, with the cathedral and castle above on the opposite shore. And free high-res photos to download afterwards - the first time I've seen this, and much appreciated.
One minor downside was some congestion at the start, but overall a good event - will be entering next year! Date of review: July 28, 2016
In short: Oh I did like to be besides the seaside! In full: A lovely run along the front at Deal followed by a cheeky incline through the countryside to 5k. Then it flattens out and back along the front for 4k. It was a gloriously sunny day so boiling hot but a lovely run, great views and I got a massive PB so all good. Friendly atmosphere, will be back. Date of review: July 26, 2016