In short: Great scenery, I didn't see the sandwiches and tea the other reviewers mentioned....! I'll have to look harder next year - definitely a race I will do again if I can In full: A couple of km through houses at the start, but then the route runs along the coast and the view really is spectacular. Wasn't quick for me as I'm used to running on tarmac, but I loved the opportunity to do something a little more rural, which was worth more than a PB! Good sized field, good organisation. I'll definitely look out for the sandwiches next year, quite upset I missed those! Date of review: April 8, 2006
In short: Good one for beginners, hopefully will grow in years to come. In full: This one was a spur of the moment thing.
Had already entered Mum and I for the Scottish Half Marathon later in the year, where my brother now lives.
She had been slacking over the winter and needed an incentive to get back into some serious training. A definite case of use or lose it!
Not necessarily everyone's idea for Mother's Day but we made the journey out there, it took all of 20 minutes.
No signposting of where the start was and the toilets were no where near the start, but I think this one has potential and will grow in the years to come, which I hope will encourage them to block of the course to rogue walkers and pushchairs!
The sun was out in force which I think surprised many who expected a wetter affair and the wind on some corners was a killer.
But if you are looking for a local first time run or want to try and get a PB this is definitely the one for you.
In short: Did the half this year. JL and his team just make it bigger and better every year In full: Elements added some fun this year through wind, rain and sun but as good a run as I expected. Cheekily playful around mile 9 and 11, well marshalled, support in any area that was populated quite good and organisation more than adequate throughout. Reasonable facilities, adequate drinks (Tho longer/more tables would help. Nice touches at finish with Hot Bovril, on site massage and good storage showers etc. Long may this event grow. Great VFM Date of review: April 7, 2006
In short: Enjoyed this one despite the harsh weather. In full: Super marshalls, well orgainised and great cakes at the end.........What more can a girl ask for? Will be back next year Date of review: April 7, 2006
In short: A good all round event In full: Fun fun fun all the way from the comedy aerobics warm up to the radio guy calling you in at the end. Needed to be clearer that it was going to be on grass though - got away with it this year because of the weather, but if it had been a deluge during the week before it could have been very different - I love it as I got a top ten finish there for only the first time :-) Date of review: April 7, 2006
In short: Great fun event -a nice change from the roads In full: A good fun event this one. A nice change from the all -road 10Ks we are used to. Half of this is probably off road on canal paths, country footpaths and over fields as well as some road stuff (and over a railway bridge too en route). The place has a friendly atmosphere combining the start and finish with a village fete and a commentator at the finish to welcome you back. Oh, and it's more than 10K, more like 101/2K -you pass the 10K marker in a field a couple of minutes from the field! Date of review: April 7, 2006
In short: Great Race/ Minor organisational irritations In full: Very enjoyable race. Good crowd support. Better course than last year. Would always highly recommend this race.
I would agree with other reviews that the organisation could be better. I had to que into the carpark a whole 2 hours before the race started and I had to que out of the carpark. I was also really dismayed that you had to pay £1.00 to park. This is quite an expensive 10k anyway. The car park is a very long way from the finish and if you are running on your own and have no one waiting with a jumper for you it is a long, cold walk home. What about shuttle buses??? Date of review: April 7, 2006