In short: Beast of a hill and a killer wind. Support and marshalling was excellent. In full: I enjoyed the race despite the bitter wind as we ran along the sea front. The marshalls were excellent and supportive.
What happened to the mile markers though?! Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Oh the paid In full: Although I hurt in places I did not know it was possible to ache I do feel more than a bit elated
Great fun and superbly marshalled: thanks to each and every one of them.
If it was cold running about then it must have been freezing running about
I was actually gald of the wait for the stile at the top of the second hill because it give me a chance to get my second wind and take comfort from the fact I was at the top of the hill and there were other runners who still had to climb it
Will be back: bring it on!!!!!!!! Date of review: February 27, 2006
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