In short: For a fairly small event excellent organisation, and great marshalls. In full: Pretty unique event with three laps and the relay as well to mix it up a bit. Great supprt at end of each lap, marshalls did an excellent job at racing the runners spirits with there support. Special credit to the compere who did a sterling job in giving the marathon runners a boost on each lap. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Ouch - for a first marathon In full: Ok, so maybe I should have picked a slightly less undulating course on which to attempt my first marathon but found the people and marshalling excellent. Will definately do agin next year if only to see how much I've improved! Well done organisers ;-) Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: Amazing race, perfectly organised. My 1st AR race, organisers v helpful. Well worth it In full: This was my first AR race, certainly not my last. Great value for what u get, superb organisation. Helpers to aid you in plotting, route planning etc. Mandatory kit checks to ensure u have the essentials shud anything happen. Superb scenery, will certainly test ur endurance but well worth it Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: just watch out for those BIG puddles (hehehe) In full: this was yet again a super race thou those puddles (LAKES) are absolutly cccoold & fun too. I would like to express my thanks to the RED CROSS for their help to me after the race as i suffer from kidney Stones, and yes i will be back next year to break this years personal best (according to my Garmin i did it in 1hr.13m.37 compared to last years of 1hr.19m.37s Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: A no-nonsense PB course In full: A great race to enter for a PB attempt. Cool weather, flat and fast course, nice organisation, well-marshalled, good facilities and......a P.B. 38m 35s in my case but the first time I've achieved under 40 m in 20 attempts! (Mind you, I lost nearly a stone to get my time down so it wasn't just the course!!!) Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: Oh I do like to be beside the seaside! In full: Lived up to expectations (which is lucky, because this was the race that kept me training these last few months).
A friendly but not-too-big field. Certainly not crowded.
Course is pretty flat with just a few twists and turns so no worries about the race plan - just charge off and stick to the pace. My first time at 10 miles, so PB of course, but I did even better than my most optimistic target time.
Sea air was fresh, rather than bracing. I think we were lucky with the weather.
Views out to sea are pleasant, else it's the rather relentless concrete of the prom and the somewhat tacky seaside frontage. But musn't grumble - this is the great British seaside in its raw glory.
Organisation was fine. Usual queues for toilets - tihs seem the case at almost every race.
Contrary to another reviewer I saw every mile marker, although I concede that the 9 mile mark was a bit edge-on. Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: SANTA DASH U CAN HAVE A LAUGH ! In full: Excellent event well organised and really friendly atmosphere. Got a real buzz from the parade of all the santas to the start a real good laugh cant wait to do it again. See everyone next year I hope plus a couple more thousand would be great.
In short: A well established and good end of year road marathon In full: As ever a well organised and marshalled event. Nice medal and goody bag. Excellent changing and shower facilities. One small critisism - for slower runners the last two drinks stations had packed up. When youare tired this is always disappointing Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: well well this really is so much fun (but not when you fall head first into the ice cold water pits).a change from the norm you cant help run with a smile on your face.a most for all. Date of review: December 4, 2005