In short: good day out got pb In full: great race but just 1 little moan,the beginning of the race was a bit crammed with the corner and the narrow lower promenade it took a mile or so to get going but otherwise a good day Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: A good,all- round half that's definitely worth doing. In full: Firstly,I must add my thanks and appreciation to all the marshalls.They remained cheerful and encouraging to the end, in absolutely foul weather and were a credit to Deal Tri.The race was good all-round.A challenging,scenic course with easy access to the race headquarters and plenty of parking.Considering the weather and the time of year,there was good support along most of the route,although there seemed to be more traffic this year (a sign of the times,unfortunately).Quick results afterwards and very welcome hot refreshments too. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: First 8.5 miles, wonderful : the remaining 11.5, hard work In full: Wouldn't like to do too many runs, with those 2 hills, and 11.5 miles, more or less into wind. Still it was well organised, marshalls were great : helpful & friendly, scenery was a pleasure to view. Achieved the time I wanted, so cant complain.
Personally, I would have preferred a T shirt to the little Medal. (a T shirt can be worn to run in at other races, thus a bit more free advertising).
Anyway, I'll be back next year. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Good training run for the locals In full: Straightforward undulating 10k. Pure road race with little support along the way (especially at the further points) - thank you to those who did brave the cold! Not particularly a PB course. Car control along the course was much better than I had anticipated given previous reviews! Great atmosphere at the finish. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Great marshals and drink station staff In full: Thank you to all the great race staff, marshals and drink station staff. Without your support and encouragement this would be soul destroying. My biggest gripe is that, having trudged my way through the strong head wind and steep climbs to complete this tough run, all I got was a cigarette card sized piece of metal. Surley it is not beyond the pale for theorganisers to supply a goody bag with a snack and energy drink for all those brave souls who finish. Every other race I have entered does it!!! Nevertheless I did it and London is a piece of cake by comparison. See you next year! p.s. Well done superman!! Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Tough Race Not Recommended For Beginners In full: Enjoyable scenic races, but steep in places, same about the cheap medal, for such a hard course you should get a good quality medal even if it means its dearer to enter Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Pleasant Enough Run, In full: Reasonable Race, Travelled a long way to compete, so was dissapointed in receiving such a cheap medal for completing what is a hard race. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Very scenic and marshalling was very good, other than that a complete shambles. In full: With no parking provided near the start, a long walk is required after completing the race. The start was a shambles, trying to squeeze over 1000 runners in a narrow street. Clearly some didn't even make it to the start on time. Water stations were diabolical I had to wait on a couple occassions for them to pour the drink in the cup, perhaps some "queue here" signs would help!!!! The approach to the finish was very congested. If a better starting location could be found, this would be a good race. I think TWBC need to level their footpaths as well. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Very Enjoyable Fast Race In full: Highly recommed, Will definitley be doing this race next year, Really liked the finishers medal, same the t-shirts were £15 Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Definate PB potential especially as other local 10m runs tend to be hilly In full: Yeah so it wasn't clear where the finish line was, but from where i run a couple of seconds here or there are not going to ruin my day. Some pointer of the direction back to race HQ would have been useful, I went with the flow and jst hoped that they had got into the car park as well.
Generally well organised with good and friendly marshalls, well done to Pocklington Runners
In short: Definitely NOT a flat race!! A lack of mile markers in many places! In full: This was definitely NOT a flat race with a horrendous uphill section starting at mile 3 for approximately 1 mile and then a steep downhill for a further mile.
There was a distinct lack of mile markers, not sure if these were blown off by the gale force winds, but it was rather off putting. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Challenging but scenic route In full: Really enjoyed the course and the hills weren't as bad as I had been led to believe. Even managed a PB! Was disapointed in the start as got caught in the bottle-neck coming out of the hall and then again on the footpath and missed it by 2 mins, along with loads of other people. Felt sorry for those who might have been in with a chance of a place. Date of review: February 27, 2006