In short: Slippy, sliddy, muddy, hilly. Well marshalled. No goodybag/medal/T-shirt. Lots of changing scenery. In full: Bit of everything, with lots of different surface. Mud, grass, road, bricks, hills, steps.
Marshalls - Plenty of them, very friendly and loved the lady with the jelly babies.
On the down slide - no mile markers and my wife took a small detour due to red/white tape going missing. No medal/goody bag/drink/energy bar (apart from water) Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Cold, Hilly Windy...but lots of fun! In full: A really good half marathon...yes there was a hill...but this makes it more fun and far more rewarsding once completed. Happily at the top there was a drinks station, but only giving flimsy paper cups which buckled as soon as you held them. ( Any chance of bottled water next time) Unless you stopped it was hard to take any fluid on board. EXCELLENT marshalling, the poor buggers looked colder than we did, but many of them gave encouragement as you passed.
I for one really enjoyed it and would love to try next year to see what difference the conditions made. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: my 4th time and the hills are no easier!! In full: after a fairly long lay off due to injury this was a challenging return to say the least! I'm proud to call this my local 10k. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Hilly but fun In full: Expect hills and you won't be dissapointed! Having said that, nothing too difficult - it is the Pennines after all... What running's all about, very scenic, friendly, good facilities and well organised. Well done Huddersfield RC. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: more for stamina than speed In full: enjoyed the race again slipped over on the off road section which was testing but fun. overall very good and will come back again. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Fun race for a seasoned road runner like me - was disappointed with lack of support at finishing line,and marshalls send me the wrong way 50m from the end - had to jump over 2 ropes ! Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Two loops - not as bad as I had envisaged. In full: The weather was good - the wind on the outset - 1-3 miles, and 7-10 miles was a little daunting and tiring. Thought it would be a little boring doing two loops - but it was broken down into 4 sections which made it quite good and varied. Spectators were few and far between and those who were were encouraging. Organisation seemed good. Off on time. Marshalled well - who again, were encouraging.
In short: Good PB race In full: Sleet was coming down at the start but the capricous weather soon turned and the sun came out - I think some people were caught out by that and layers were discarded on the way round. The course is nice and flat and the start is very quick and it is easy to get carried away early on. The organisation was fine and the marshalling was good and the right places. It was a bit dispiriting having runners come back towards you on the way to the turn point, and also having to run an extra lap at the end past the finish -I'd prefer to do three laps at the start but that would concievably create conjestion and be a nightmare for the distance markers. All in all a good event - I got and PB but didn't run the best race - I will will come back wiser next year. Best medal I've had as well. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Racing Perfection! In full: What can I say?! I thought the Sam Penny Scenic Six and the Exmoor Stagger were great but this was pristine! Great organisation, great atmosphere, crap weather but who cares?! Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Great race - challenging but fun In full: Start was a shambles - it took 15 minutes to get out of the hall, I tried to make my way to the start @9.40 but couldn't get out of the sportshall door! Then caught in the queue to get onto the road. Well marshalled, great support lovely scenery, hills not too bad (!) nasty medal. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Great day, and a PB to boot! In full: Return trip to Blackpool was worth it. Manned baggage storage appreciated. No real crowd support to speak of. Windburned from the twice run out to Bispham but didn't mind it for the 5 1/2 minute PB! Close tumbles on the onset with the sharp R turn to lower level. Downhill and wind to back into the finish was perfect! High Five to ya Ron. Pssst: Bottle water next time? Shirts? Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: I have to say guys, I heard quite a few messages advising people to leave the hall a good 15 minutes before the race to get to the start so sorry, no sympathy there. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: C'mon people......what hill? In full: A challenging and very enjoyable race on a scenic course through the Kent countryside. I've read some issues with people not making the start, but these people should understand you don't just amble to the start with about 10 seconds to the off and not expect a delay. In regards to getting in and out the narrow hall entrance, did people not realise this might be an issue when they were queuing to get into the hall before the start. The course was well marshalled, and drink stops were not a problem. Excellent support from the public considering classic February weather conditions. Will back next year...just hope this hill every one was talking about is included in the course. ;-) Date of review: February 27, 2006