In short: Thought i would enjoy a nice sunday morning stroll in the countryside to be blessed with a tough tough hilly task, thoroughly rewarding though and not a bad time too, well worth getting out of bed for!! Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Just the one hill, but what a hill... In full: Well organised race, good atmosphere. Very steep hill down at the start, sadly no ski-lift to help us all up on the way back! Otherwise a fast, flat course if the wind is in the right direction (easterly until half way then westerly...) I only saw kilometre markers at 5km and 9km - maybe I missed the rest, but if not then this would be a helpful addition for even pacing. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Well organised seafront 10k In full: Race was well sign right from the main road which was nice. Well marshalled, with all mardshals staying position until the last person passed. I was running with a beginnner right at the back, and every single marshall without execption has some words of encouragment as we passed by.
Mainly flat with a big dowhill incline in the first K and a big uphill incline at 9k. Some two way running for 3/4k, but that is unavoidabler I suppose with limited seafront space. Completely traffic free and safe course. Well done to the organsiers. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Fantastic scenery but the toughest race I've ever done! In full: Incredible variety of surfaces that would be hell if it were wet but thankfully dry. Lots of stiles to climb over and potential to twist ankles everywhere so great care required. Some very steep hills that I'm not ashamed to say I walked up (with difficulty). I think I probably clocked over an hour making this my longest ever 10k, no wonder the records are so long! But us runners are frequently accused of insanity so I may try again next year but need to do more hill work in training. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Nice race finishing on a running track. In full: Changing facilities and toilets not adequate for the number of partcipating runners. Should consider portaloos for next year. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Good goody bag. In full: This was disappointing. No baggage store, confusing start with no apparent indication of where the start line was. Mile markers in a 10k, what was that about? I don't know my 10k pace in miles so was lost. I felt the course was fairly well marshalled but if you can get the people more marshalls at the roundabouts and some of the other road junctions would have helped it feel safer. The finish line is tricky, I had to weave past an elderly lady on the run-in, obviously oblivious to what was going on.
Goody bag was excellent for a relatively small race, something to do with the sponsorship I expect.
Easy to get to by train. This race could easily be improved with a few small details attended to. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Excellent Race - challenging , great weather for it! In full: I have been out of running since The Lung Run left me with a knee injury. Brilliant running weather - quite chilly - made this a superb run, well organised and marshalled . Three hills made this quite a challenge - the last one was a real killer - I live locally but I've only run down it!. Two water stations made this great - I didn't need both as it was so cool but in the heat this would have been great. A time of 54:11 rewarded the hours Ive spent rehabilitating these torn ligaments. A great goody bag too - with fruit bars, Bananas and a delightful coaster with the parish church on.
Well done to all the competitos and organisers!! Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: A good point to point run In full: Great large race (over 2000 runners) and a well organised event overall . Definatly not a pb course as it is a slow climb more or less all the way to Kenilworth saying that it was still enjoyable and will do it again .good medal and great point to point run with a good coach service to take you back to Warwick. Date of review: June 12, 2005