In short: Nice race on a miserable day. In full: Would like to have seen more marshals around the course doing some encouragement, but all-in-all a very well organised and pleasent race. Sure it would have been a lot better if the weather had been kinder! Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: This has the potential to be a great Half In full: Despite the wind, rain & mud I thoroughly enjoyed this race. I was on target for a PB at 9miles like a lot of people before hitting the cross country section.
Just a couple of suggestions:-
Info Pack – could have contained a little more information, course profile, mile marks on the map, etc. (did anyone else notice the course map showed us running in the opposite direction?) Changing tents – the sight of cold & tired runners trying to get into dry kit on the seafront was pitiful. Water Bottles – the cups were a serious hazard, especially in the wet and windy conditions & the fizzy stuff at 10miles was not the best idea I’ve ever seen
Final gripe, the 6:20 alarm call text message was a bit annoying since I didn’t need to get up until well past 7:30. Excellent text results service thought.
I’d definitely do it again, hopefully with better weather conditions.
In short: Superb race In full: Seems to be a lot of gripes about delayed start but race pack instructions did state that gates open at 8am and to get their early. Finish was much better with more space than last year. For those who did not like the February weather try the same course in October which is organised by 209 events as well. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: great day exellent medal good marshals well done tamworth In full: Great day well done tamworth lovely medal and goodie bag exellent marshals the route could have been better will definatly do next year. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Enjoyable morning, well worth getting up early for. In full: Having seen the course profile and not having done this race before a bit of concern crept in as to how hilly it was. It wasn't as bad as I thought. I thoroughly enjoyed the race. A nice one to do on the upcome to London. Roll on April. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Good all round event, great facilities available at the leisure centre, beats using the porta-loos. In full: Challenging hill in the middle, wasn't expecting it to go on for so long, but the reward, a fast descent all the way to the finish line. Shame about the weather. Well Done to everyone involved. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Super fast, flat course. Very well organised event. In full: Good course on very quiet country lanes. As flat as they come, with great chance of a PB, but can be open to the elements. Easy parking, good venue with plenty of space as well as changing and showers. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Plenty of marshalls, unfortunately most stood there with their hands in the pockets. In the last half mile or so, when I had lost sight of the runner in front of me, I had to ask every marshal which way to go. In full: Despite the marshalling problems, I like the multi lap course and will definately be back. I'll know the course for next time so won't have to rely on marshalls. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Very well organised, shame about the scenery In full: As already mentioned good organisation, t-shirts and medals, excellent VFM but surely there is a more scenic course to take in? Date of review: February 20, 2006