In short: Before any judgement look at the entry price !! bargain!! In full: What a charming race, good organisation, the entry price of 2.50 is almost unbelievable, consider you also get a free buffet afterwards.Ok so you don't get any t'shirt but who cares at that price. I wish one or two other races would go back to basics like this one, a nice course, friendly staff and a great entry price. Almost forgot to mention the course, man the hills seemed big, first half is almost all uphill, but last half is downhill, only negative point is the last mile on Wakefield road, tad busy...but hey you can't have everything. Well done to all come on support this race !!! Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: Well organised, friendly race that doesn't take itself too seriously! In full: At this time of year you have to accept there's going to be a lot of people out for the crack - and that's what you get with this race. Friendly, slightly chaotic at the start, but a lovely challenging course in glorious surroundings - shame the snow meant we couldn't see most of it... Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: Cold weather but warm welcome In full: I have done this race, on and off for about five years. It is a great way to finish the year and always has friendly competitors. Long sleeved t shirt was nice but prefered last years clock! Full marks to the marshalls and the police who, whilst getting grief from a lot of motorists kept their cool. Will be back next year. Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: A little gem of a race - everyone should do it In full: Superb organisation and marshalling this year. I have done it in all weathers over the years and it never fails to please. Bring the kids to cheer you on and play on the sand for a great family trip. The high spot of my running year. Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: Brilliant challenge - esp. the sand dunes In full: That the race begins with the highest sand dunes in Europe makes this quite special. Followed soon after by another (not quite so challenging!) climb means this is a race well worth turning up for! Soup at the end very welcome as the air was cold and hard on the lungs. Only down side is lack of toilets and NO changing facilities. Otherwise superb. Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: Very very cold!!!! In full: Clear skies and no wind which good, but made for a very chilly run which was tough on the lungs. The first few kilometers seemed hard but soon warmed up and got into my running.
The course was undulating with a couple of longish hills, but nothing too tough. The marshalls were friendly, and the facilities are the school were great (first time i've not had to queue for the toilet!). The long sleeve t-shirt is a nice touch in December.
All in all a very good race, and shall certainly be back next year. Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: Great run, great scenery In full: Home territory, so extra enjoyable. Great organisation - great cakes at the end! Good support, especially the two young lads at the end 'Go on! You can do it in under 27!' - just the encouragement needed! Thanks to RPAC Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: Just don't expect an easy ride.........a really good challenge! In full: Warm family feel with the added bonus of mince pies afterwards. One drawback was the cold showers but I understand this is a difficult one as bigger races struggle just the same. Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: One Massive Sand Dune, One Long Slow Hill and a River In full: A great race with 2 challenging climbs. Superb atmosphere, well marshaled and pudding + t-shirt as prizes. Excellent, would recommend. Start needs to be in the car park to prevent bottle neck at top of big dipper (cost me 3 minutes), also there were plenty of toilets but no-one knew about the 20 cubicle block 200 yards from the car park and everyone was in a queue for a single toilet in the car park. One sign would have sorted that. Date of review: December 18, 2005
In short: Top bannana ! In full: Nice T-shirt, a Christmas Pud (Sainsbury's..) as big as the dipper itself for 2005, Soup & Roll, great athomosphere, excellent marshalling, organised by runners for runners, special (albeit basic..) facilities to wash the sand out of your toes towards the end of the course, one of the most enjoyable races you'll ever do - all for £7 !! Date of review: December 18, 2005