In short: Enjoyable and well organised In full: Nice to be back having done the half marathon in February. 10K a good length for the surroundings, and a straightforward course well marked out - improved my PB by a couple of mins. Friendly atmosphere and the opportunity for tea and cake at the end appreciated. Date of review: May 4, 2006
In short: My first DK run. I'll definitely be back next year. In full: A lovely evening run. Excellent organisation, great supporters especially at the Navigation, ideal weather conditions.
Hills were just challenging enough, but not a killer.
Nice scenery, which made a change from my town runs. A few smelly farms though!
ONLY gripe if any - Had to trek way accross car park to get to loos, then trek back to the start. But my fault, really, as I did arrive with only minutes to spare having got stuck in rush hour traffic on the way.
In short: Great location, great organisation,pure speed even with the head wind In full: This is a great route, with good organisation and facilities especially at the club house. Ideal for a PB. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: A special race in superb surroundings In full: Quite unlike any race I've done before. 9.5 miles of uphill or downhill and 0.5 miles of flat. Lost two toenails on the descent, but they've grown back just in time for the 2006 race! Makes the hills back home (Devon) seem puny! Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: 1st time in this event. I'll be back !!!!!!! In full: Perfect conditions although the course was tough enough to prevent me from reaching mt target time of under 45 mins. However,a good 'sharpener'which I hope will stand me in good stead for later events. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Superbly well organised for a 'large' participant evening 10k - not really pb potential however not essential In full: For the numbers racing, you have to put up with the slow process of leaving the car park, this is understandably. Now on to the positives. If you were new to running this has the potential to really get you hooked. The organisation is superb, the marshalling out on the course of a very high standard, especially as the roads themselves are not closed. The addition of a blues-and-twos ambulance tearing down the 'Mile Flat' as runners flooded in at about 52 to 55 minutes pace was testement to the fact that the runners themselves were not impeded. If I have to be pedantic, I had hoped the goblet could accomodate a pint, but alas, and the sponge I was handed at the water station either had the retention qualities of a sieve or had not been submerged in the bucket behind the helper. I am really being pickie there if those were the only faults. The support at the start and finish was wonderful, and the highlight for me was the 'crowds' at The Navigation Inn, who deserve a round of applause themselves. Certainly one for the diary next year, work permiting. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Great race -well organised In full: Good fast course with well sign posted km markers. Some of the long straights were a bit daunting as they seemed to go on forever. A medal would have topped things off nicely. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: 15 miles of rural hilly Northamptonshire. Much better organised than previous years with lots of water stations. Great support and effort from the village of Naseby. Shame the 10K runners missed out as only the 15 mile route went thro' the village Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: I've set a lap time at Silverstone! As a lifelong petrolhead, I'm Happy! In full: Great Venue! Well Organised! And very welcoming to chunky prop forwards who are new to running (as a sport!) like I am! It showed me that my training is well on track for the Great North Run! Thank You Guys & Girls for putting on a GREAT Race! Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: My first Half Marathon - good for F1 fans! In full: Smooth organisation, good start line atmosphere. Wasn't sure what to expect as it was my first half marathon - didn't get the 2hours that I hoped for, all went a bit wrong between 8 and 10 miles. Will be back next year! Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Unique multi-terrain event on tracks, fields, sand dunes, and through an Army Camp. Very well organised by Southport Waterloo. A joy for different reasons every year - this time battling strong wind first half then relaxing home enjoying the scenery. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Fairly flat and fast - good first Half Marathon! In full: Did this for the first time (first half marathon) last year (05) and had a good time - even if I didn't get the time I wanted! Went back this year with unfinished business and took 25 minutes off last years time!! Date of review: May 3, 2006