In short: In full: got a pb from after forays in previous hilly/muddy runs, eventhough I ran in freezing cold rain for the first time, hope the motorists weren't too annoyed at the runners prioritising the traffic. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Another excellent race - well organised with great marshall support In full: Thanks again for a great event - it didnt seem as bad as I remembered from last year. The hill were still there in full force and the weather didnt help but still managed to get a pb by 5mins!
The finish could do with being on the enterence to the school so you dont have to run around the field at the end, the mud made this particually difficult. there must be a loop in the estate that can make up the distance. Two of the km markers were out but all in all a great race.
The marshalls at the 25km point were particually supportive.
In short: Excellent course In full: Excellent course, very well organised, only problem was the initial bottleneck, and the mud but you cant plan the weather. Well done to the marshalls and the police who stood there in that awful weather and still cheered us weary last people on. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Friendliest marshalls ever In full: Didn't actually notice the scenery; I spent the whole race looking at the tarmac in front of me! But really nice marshalls, results up quickly after the race, nice t-shirt - can't complain. Just realised it's the first long distance race I've done with no medal - but big deal, I've got enough of them sitting in a box already.
Didn't like the lap round the field though, because the mud was slippery, particularly on the final stretch - simply couldn't spring properly. That said, it would probably have been fine on any other day. There was one K marker which was more like 750m, and the 1/2m marker was way dodgy too. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Good mix of terrains. Hill was harder and longer second time round! Great marshalls In full: First time in this race.Good start along the beach and a nice gentle climb up the toll road. Then the HILL! Ran it all the first time as I didnt know what to expect. Gave in second time and walked as it was much faster than my attempts at running! The last third of a mile on the beach was hard going. Thoroughly enjoyed it though. Great atmosphere. Excellent marshalls. Nice horsebrass Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Great Race, Fast Course, Well Organised In full: Great race on a flat course - good pb potential very well organised. Only gripes - too few toilets & the mile markers weren't evenly spaced. I'll def. be back next year Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Fantastic race. So well organised and glorious scenery. In full: Fantastic all round. Challenging with the hills. Great marshall who encouraged all the way. KM markers were spot on. Will return for sure. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Good undulating race through scenic countryside, providing a decent challenge to those training for a spring marathon In full: Returned after enjoying last year's event. Although the hills aren't massive, the course is undulating throughout, and I don't recall too many flat sections! Saying that, this is a really good race, with cheery marshalls trying to lift the runners as the rainy (and breezy at times) conditions made getting a decent run hard to come by. Perfect build up race to marathon training, and faultless organisation from Stamford Sriders. Will be back next year. Thanks. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Thanks! In full: Thanks very much to Stamford Striders for organising another good race. The hills, wind and rain meant i was very slow indeed but the marshalls were so encouraging despite the fact they must have been freezing. Thanks also for organising the minute silence in memory of Paul Pearce and for dedicating the race to him. As one of his clubmates it meant such a lot. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: I had fun! In full: My first race and found it great. I think I did ok int he timing too and managed to not finish as far down the line as I thought. As one of the stragglers at the end it was great to be cheered on the final straight. Would do it again next year. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: a good fast half marathon. definitely recommended. In full: in miserable weather this half marathon was still a pleasure to run, well organised and marshalled . it is a good fast course and i would recommend it if you are looking for a pb. Date of review: February 12, 2006