In short: Surreal! In full: This was great fun. Definitely not the place for a p.b. though seeing as I didn't have a 5k time already, I've got one now! Some observations:
(1) Excellent goody bag. (2) The santa suit gets very hot so if I do it next year I'll rather more scantily clad underneath. (3) I reckon it was longer than 5km though as my GPS threw a wobbly on the second km I can't be certain. Granted, getting lashed the previous night and making the mistake of eating a doner kebab probably wasn't ideal preparation but I'm sure my pedestrian time wasn't only down to my constitution. Any other opinions on the distance?
In short, highly recommended! Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Great fun race, tough but enjoyable. In full: A real challenge and a tough race, I did not give the race the respect it deserves and paid for it by having to do it with gritted teeth most of the way! Small moan, a better goody bag would have been nice though! That said I will be back next year. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Excellent fun In full: Very muddy, very hilly and very enjoyable ! Thanks to the organizers. First fell race and won a prize (and I love gravy !!) ran in trainers, think I need proper fell shoes next time. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: My 3rd race as a novice and definately the hardest! In full: I knew 'the hill' would be bad after running downhill for so long at the start - I had no idea that it would be that tough though! Still, a fantastic mornings workout - I really felt that I'd achieved something when I crossed the finish line - I'll definately be back next year - hopefully with a better finish time as well! Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Not about time, just about having fun. Even an Elvis Santa took part!! In full: Surely one of the better events, if only for sheer fun and sense of humour. Very few people seemed to take it too seriously, even some dogs were dressed up and ran along. The best goody bag all year, a nice medal and a Santa outfit - bargain for the £10 entry fee. A nice way to spend a Sunday morning and half a giggle. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Well organised - well marshalled 3 hilly laps - pity about missing drinks station In full: Last but one drinks station had packed up ? If time limit is 5 hours then support must be there for the 5 hours !
Big sign "Toilets Ahead" - a block opposite some shops about 5 or 6 miles - however when you got there the marshalls told you they were locked ?
Otherwise a well marshalled and well organised event. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: good fun, would run again jsut because you have such a laugh with everyone else In full: as mentioned before it is a good run, not too challenging if you run it for fun, but that is what it is all about - fun. othres have mentioned it, but where did the £20 entry go? Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: more uphills than expectec but good support fron spectators. In full: great organisation.just wish you got your goody bag at the finish line instead of having to walk uphill to the leisure centre with sore legs.otherwise perfect. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Excellent, well organised, pleasant 10 miler. In full: Very pleased to have run this one again. Conditions were nearly perfect for December(although the event can be spectacular fun in wet and windy conditions). Very well marshalled. Excellent race mementos. Good out and back course with a loop at the top. Perhaps the race pack should advise runners to allow say 10 minutes to get to the start to avoid unnecessary delays. Great event. Well done Thanet Roadrunners. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Good Xmas Fun. In full: Not a course for PB's but most enjoyable run. Quite challenging at times. It is going to be a regular in my calender from now on. very well organaised and marshalled. Well done.