In short: Distance Markers definitely iffy In full: This was my first ever 10k so basically thrilled to finish and beat my 55 minute target by 90 secs. All the way round though I thought I was behind schedule - I was running 11 - 11.5 mins per 2km but then the last two were 8.5 mins. I can promise you I wasn't running quicker at that stage!
For a newbie as well, the lack of goodies (esp t shirt - the badge of honour) a turn off. The course was lovely, though, and the marshalling and organisation very good.
In short: Poor pre race communication and admin, race itself ok In full: Received my running number with no joining instructions, no idea even of start location or available car parks. No website to check either. Signposting on the day through town also poor. Race HQ turned out to be ok. Race itself was fine through nice countryside. Quite hilly so no PB potential. Well marshalled. Not a lot of support en route though. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: LOVED IT In full: What a beautiful day it was! A really pretty, well marshaled race - brilliant pre-London race. Drinks stations well manned and at the right times. Really encouraging team at the end. The only bad thing is they ran out of water on the finish line when I arrived at 2 hrs 55 s. But thank you to the organisers, it was brilliant. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: pb potential, freezin weather and why do those who have finished stand in the way as slower runners were coming in In full: could get speed up as flat but why do they give you the goody bag at the beginning fot he race when you've parked your car miles away and have to run round with it! Freezin weather but then bright sunshine to bring us in. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: A Great Race for experienced runners and beginners In full: My First Race on my long road to fitness I found it a real challenge but im a stone and a half lighter this year so I should be well up for this race in 2006 I would recommend this race for the freindly reception that novice runners get . Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: good course, good weatherwell marshald In full: good course overall a couple of hills on the loop which you had to contend with twice,but more interesting than a flat course i think.didn't see the point of chip timming with no mat at start.the start bit of a bottle neck.good race will do it again. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Good PB Potential In full: Ran the race in 99 then 2005 and again this year. very well marshalled , nice gift , the start is a charming Norfolk town centre . The 10 meets up with 20 at mile 5 / 7 which is nice lift. Overall great course with PB potential and good atmosphere. Short Climb at 19.5 miles back to the finish. Date of review: March 6, 2006