In short: lovely run across various terrain theought the woodland at the newcastle race Course. Very well marshalled and organised! Water available at good points in the run and I was pleased to see that none of the runners were throwing their used water bot In full: tles and littering up the countryside - instead litter was given to the frequently placed marshalls. Thankyou! Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: sweet, your a mug if u dnt do this In full: this race is da bomb. if u dnt get a PB here youve got something wrong with u. even has a fenced off area so the fast runners dnt get slowed by slower runners and attracts Olympians so cnt b bad Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: Excellent In full: I felt I had to add some balance as everyone seems to be so exacting - good grief what did your last servants die of ? Loved it, however only my 3rd race so maybe my views don't count. Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: good weather, but disapponting organisation In full: I have run various races in the past and I felt that this was quite badly organised. It started with finding the right queue then the toilet (I am not mentioning toilet paper and the like). The loudspeaker/microphone did not work. Water supply was disastrous, they only had plastic glasses but the glasses were covered with mud and the marshall had to wash them individually before handing them out so we ended up queuing for water during the race. I am not sure about the distance either, markings were not accurate. The organisers run out of banana well before the last runner finished the race. I ask the question: How difficult is it to buy as many bananas as the number of runners registered?? Perhaps they were giving them out to spactators?? The storage for bags was nowhere near as safe as they advertised it. I have quickly read through previous year's comments, couldn't the organisers have learnt from the mistakes they made in the previous years?? Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: Good fun - was a good morning out In full: Slightly short I think - my Garmin measured 6.18m which apparently is just a bit under the 10k (9.95). A nice flat run. Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: Not many races like this in the calender, a bit of everything and more ! In full: Think of every possible terrain, think of every possible hazard and think of everything hard in a race. I bring you the Parbold Hill Race.
In short: Harder than expected 1/2. In full: Flat undulating may be stretching the truth, the course was quite hilly, although none of them were too steep there were however lots of them. I wasn't expecting the course to go off road and at points you had to be careful as the surface was quite eratic.
The organisation was good and the marshalls were very encouraging, there were plenty of water stations that were all well manned.
The big bonus was the goody bag, best i've had yet. Medal, T-shirt, hat, drink, energy bars, and more. Fantastic. Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: The lack of water for back runners was avoidable. In full: I ran around with a friend and did a time of about 10 minutes slower than my PB. I was disgusted to see early finishers with 2 bottles of water and bystanders(other park users!) helping themselves before the start of the race. Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: Great weather - happy with PB - Bag lady (& her baby) was nice - Everything Else Poor In full: I know its for charity not enough goody bags! - bad show! water ? did they not think they'd need any? must try harder Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: Distances a bit dodgy - my (usually accurate) pedometer clocked 10.7km. In full: First 10k 'race'. Good fun and other competitors always challenge your comfortable pace. Had a couple of good spars with strangers along the way and enjoyed it overall. Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: Good race, good conditions. Would definitely do it again. Although slightly frustrating that km markers were approximate. 9-10 was definitely not 1km. They also could have done with a few more toilets. But good course for a PB! Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: should have worn spikes In full: really good training run, felt like i was skiing in the mud at times! good first race this year think i clocked in just under an hour, anyone know where to get the official results from? Date of review: February 11, 2006
In short: Good day - organisation getting better but still on a learning curve! In full: This was my second time doing this - much improved on last year's initial race. The fac that is was a beautiful day helped. The organisation better than last year, and pleased that this time they seemed to get the distance right. Surprised at no water at the end! Date of review: February 11, 2006