In short: Good race. Splendid location. makes a change from suburban roads. In full: Got to cross the hallowed Top Gear finish line, twice! Very different race, but I thought it was great, and those elite boys don't half go off at the bang.
And FINALLY, a start tone I could hear (being a bit mutton). Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: A hard race - big hills - but scenic and worth doing In full: The organisation wasn't great - not enough directions to help you find the start. Parking was good though. Not enough water on the course and nothing to eat at the end. I enjoyed it though, even though the hills, and particularly the first at mile 3, made it really hard. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Good race but could have been better. In full: Enjoyed the day and it was for a good cause but the organisation could have been better (the race started fairly late). Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: A great run to blow away the cob webs In full: Great scenery. A couple of hard hills, but a good run, as veiwed from the back of the field. Sandwiches, home baking and a nice medal make this event a wee gem, that shouldn't be missed. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Great race that shows off the very best of Thanet In full: Well done to all concerned, a fantastic feat of organisation by all those who worked so hard to provide such a terrific race. The marshalls were so encouraging, apart from my wife at 17 miles! Well done to all at TRAC for an outstanding race Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Excellent friendly race. Great views over London. In full: For a 10K it's superb. Loads of marshalls - great markers - friendly support. Loverly medal and a goody bag with stuff in it you'd actually use (a running belt and gels - £8-£9 worth) - not bad for under a tenner! Great views over London from parts of the park and a meet in the pub after. Oh - and to top it all a PB by 2.5 minutes!! Brilliant. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Nice flat route, well organised. In full: Shame about the strong winds but still ran a PB. Good organisation and good parking. Didn't like plastic water cups and the suggested arrival time was too early on such a cold day. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Two undulating (especially for Norfolk) laps, friendly village atmosphere, excellent marshalling and signposting In full: The twenty-miler and ten-miler (which has a slightly later start) intersect after a few miles, which was cheering as it brought some more company. The second half of the race was quite lonely at times. There was good camaraderie at the finish line. The race was picturesque and the weather bright and sharp. You have to like Norfolk winds, though. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: My first official run! Thought the marshalls were ace - encouraging even me (not quite at the back!) Worried about the inclines but managed to pass people going up - to have them pass me coming down! Lovely medal! will be a favourite as my 1st Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Fine race - quite enjoyable In full: Nice friendly race, couple of niggles - with problems parking, long q's for the loos meant missed the start, but this meant able to overtake a fair number of people round the course and this helped to motivate along the way, also got stopped to allow traffic to cross was a little frustrating. Some nice hills to make this a more challenging course, also measured the course slightly long 13.35. But this was a nice race Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Excellent low-key event. In full: With an entry fee of £1 on the day, this has got to be one of the best value runs around. A run rather than a race, and rather special for anyone living in Cambridge Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Not a race I would expect to get a PB, but somehow..... In full: Really enjoyed it, challenging without being OTT & downhill bit at the end was a relief. Also managed a PB which was a bit of a bonus Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: thank heaven for the sunshine In full: What a great day and a fantastic acheivement for myself and twig even if I do say so myself. First time ever to run that far, and we managed to keep a fairly even pace. Has given us a great confidence boost for London. Thanks so much to the marshalls and organisers for everything. The lady on the bike who shouted us encouragement several times was an angel from heaven. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: A wonderful sunny day made a PB even better! In full: Organisation was shocking with a capital Sh! Toilet queues, lack of water stations, marshalling dodgy.. I think it showed that it was a Rotary club and not a running club organising it. Only drinks at the end, no banana or cereal bar for £11 is a bit steep.
Having said that I got a very good PB and really enojyed the actual run. it was just everythgin else that was not so good..
In short: Challenging enough to boost confidence for London, and time to make amends if disappointed! In full: We had an absolute gift of a day! Bright and cheery, not TOO windy, which lifted the spirits. It's a great route, but I know enough about the Kent coast to know if could be very different with less clement weather - last week for example...! Pfizer's social club was well equipped as a start/finish, and shower facilities must have been a godsend to runners from further afield. Marshals, as ever, friendly and encouraging though they must have been frozen. Loved it. The silver-look plate AND the medal was a nice touch after the effort. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: See comments In full: A fast course. Price steep seeing as there was no chip timing and no goody bag. I believe that the water station ran out of water for those towards the back who had to be content with running past the water station to see those manning it drinking the last of the water. The water had also ran out at the end. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Seems more up than down - that can't be right! In full: Lack of any race information with the race number the only let down, so finding the start was a process of trail and several errors. That aside a great scenic race with a good atmosphere Date of review: March 5, 2006