In short: Good for hill training ! In full: This race was advertised as flat... NOT. So was a bit surprised, and couldn't achieve a PB there. But lovely scenery and good facilities, worth the trip. Managed to get a T-shirt only because I went back to HQ after my (cold) shower even though I'd registered online. Thank you to all the marshalls and organisers, good effort, a little better for next year ?? Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: Fantastic - a Race for everyone - 10K to Marathon! In full: This event is excellent. A Walk and a Run, a 10k, 20K, 30k, 40k and a Marathon. There is something for everyone in this event from Beginner to Veteran! I recommend this event to everyone and will be suggesting it to my Running club!
My only SLIGHT disappointment was that the medal given to the runners has 'Walk' stamped on it. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: Wind and water stations! In full: There was virtually a water station every mile! Apart from a downpour in the first mile the rain held out. It was quite windy in some places though, which you can never make back up. Just an average race really which I probably wouldn't return to if it wasn't near my home town of Lincoln. Nothing special about it! Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: No mememto it's true, but a good course. In full: I agree with the comments about the lack of memento for runners who paid on the day, but then I entered early and so got a T-shirt.
I thought the course was about as flat as you could get in that part of the world, but I still couldn’t get a PB, over a minute away. Setting it in a school did give access to great facilities, and no long haul from the car park to the start, or race HQ etc.
And ref the comments about the organiser taking the profit and it not going to charity, I’ve been told that the organiser is trying to get to the stage where he can make a living from race organisation. I imagine the race was priced to ensure he didn’t get caught holding the bag.
We should be happy about this because it will mean more races around for us to compete in, and hopefully it will mean that a certain amount of ‘polish’ is brought to the event. Too many times runners have complained about poor organisation, lack of facilities etc etc brought on by inexperienced organisers. Well if you want the best you have to pay for it!!
Many thanks to the marshals and everyone involved.
I do wonder if the marshals were volunteers, or if they had to be paid???????????????
In short: Fantastic event In full: A huge number of Formula 1 marshalls in attendance, great music and commentry, T shirt that you can wear and free food thrown in too. Book early for next year..... Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: I'd reckomend it. Great crowd only prob was parking. In full: This was only my second competitive race and I really enjoyed it. Beat my PB by 4:30 but I think that was down to the weather and a slightly easier course, my 1st was Crawley which was very hilly and very very hot. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: One to do just for the fun of it In full: I have to admit that I was not expecting much from this race, but I was to be proved wrong. It’s an interesting which I believe is better run in Two laps instead of the one, it was made more interesting with the addition of water features and soft sand, and also with the odd jelly fish and donkey dung to avoid. The support was quite good with people cheering from the on top of the piers and along the beach, mainly from bemused tourists watching 250 sweaty people run up and down.
The only down point I had was it was a little messy around the turning points with runners selecting there own best routes across the soft sand and puddles.
Apart from that it was good organisation, good support, good venue and a good event.
In short: Excellent waterstations and a good flat race In full: The most water stations I have ever seen in a half! The sponges were also very welcome. Didn't like having to dodge the traffic for the first couple of miles though. Good T-Shirt. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: Two laps of hills In full: I see some reviews say this was not too hilly. Don't be fooled, this is hilly and the first 1K is a steep hill. Also note that it is two laps so you know that those hills are coming back round again. I would say that this is a good race to do year on year to check your progress but not PB potential - a good challenge compared to other 10ks I've done this year. The event ran like clockwork, however I think we only managed to get a parking space because we got there 1 1/2 hours before the race started. Will definitely do again, but will know next year where those hills are and be well prepared for them. I hear that next year the prices are going to recket for non-club runners for insurance reasons. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: This race was advertised as 'flat' and it was far from it. Surely the only reason for misleading runners on the course descritpion was to make as much money as possible. £10 entry fee on the day, with no t-shirt unless pre-entered was harsh. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: Great race, well worth the travel In full: This was the best organised race I have done, no fuss or complications. Friendly locals and great atmosphere especially the MC near the finish. Well worth the long drive to get there and directions from the organiser's web site were simple and acurate. Will book this one in for next year too. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: Tough course but rewarding, excellent organisation In full: Foolishly I had entered hoping for a PB but knowing a little about Plymouth I should have known hills would play a big part- and they do ! It seems to be all up and down and then a killer for the last 1k on each lap. Only PB potential for first timers and mountain goats. Having said that, organisation, friendliness, amusements for the rest of the family (set in a park with a fantastic play area) mean that this was well worth doing and if in the area at the time I would definitely do it again - but would judge the time against this effort not my normal time ! Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, route with a difference, don't wear your favourite shoes, chance to finish higher than you usually do due to fewer elite athletes taking part. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: Rather expensive with proceeds going straight to organiser & not charity, no momento whatsoever but great course, lovely surroundings, will do again unless there's a cheaper event on locally same time next year Date of review: August 15, 2005