In short: My First Race! In full: First time out, so hope I've judged this fairly as I've nothing to compare against! I'm really glad others have mentioned the wind cos I thought I was just plain struggling! Tried to say thanks to all the marshalls, as it was brass monkeys - they must have been frozen! will do again next year - Hell maybe even the 20 if I'm still going - great fun, thanks for taking my first time gently. (91min - 10m) <- I had to do that cos I'm proud!!!! Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: well done Gloucester AC In full: It was a 20 miler, we clocked 3.15 ish, i kept the race chip in the wheelchair bag, and handed it in at the end.
i did'nt pick up any momentoes, as we are not in it for that.
It was a lovely race, almost a reverse of the New year Gloucester 10, it was slightly undulating , but what do you expect, it's also all on the day. I was very tired come 17 miles, but that's all in the name of the game.
I would like to thank all at Gloucester AC for letting us take part. We are doing more 20's were possible , as half's are getting a little boring
Might well have a go at the Glouc half soon and hammer that , not sure yet
In short: A very fine race In full: V well organized race,great area and scenary.a few hills which begin to hurt 2nd time around,only complaint is no finish sign at the end,which is so needed if you want to have that last burst at the end,but apart from that a excellant race will be back next year Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: Great course, it was a new route this year and it was great to have a change from the old loop that we had last year.The race was badly organised at the start with 2 starts the first going off 3 1/2 - 4 mins before the 2nd wave.With the race In full: being a scoring race for the Sussex grand prix league fast runners in the second wave were overtaking runners from the first wave withen 500 metres causing upset, frustration,risk and even abusive language to be shouted.But again the crowds made for an excellent day even thogh it was cold and wet.So a BIG THANK YOU to all who came along to cheer us home. ALLEN GRANT (HAILSHAM HARRIERS) Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: A Scenic but hilly route with a great last mile. Facilities could have been better for the numbers of people taking part In full: My first half and a great run, 3 significant hills but a great down hill last mile to the finish. Not enough loos and space in the clubhouse, could have done with some portaloos and a marquee for drinks and snacks. The water stops weren't always ready with a full cup and the water was icy cold, hard to drink quick. Overall though it didn't deter from a friendly race and the marshals all gave a wave and a smile. Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: Fantastic off-road race, not for the faint-hearted. Could do with water stations every five miles In full: The overnight snow made the hills (and even some of the flat bits!) tricky, especially on the descents. Quite a drain on the legs and the final hill less than a mile from the end really gets to you. Disappointed not to have hot drinks available at the finish. I'm sure there was tea and hot chocolate last year. Wouldn't put me of doing it again though. Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: I found the coastal route to be exhilarating. In full: There were to many of those short sharp hills and what about all the twists and turns.This was'nt a fast course. Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: Excellent race, well marshalled & frequent water stations In full: It was a great course - a few undulations but nothing too much, very well marshalled, had a very attentive ambulance & people sweeping the course, frequent water stations approx every 3.3 miles, it was great to have the results ready straight after the race, there were lots of prizes and although the finish was about 1/4 mile walk from the car park/community centre it helped loosen up the joints (though there were a lot of people having trouble walking that short distance back!). Plus a nice t-shirt!
Could have done with a start mat for the chips rather than starting them all from the gun (would have moved forward if I'd known), would have preferred bottles at the water stations rather than cups as I like to sip a bottle for a mile after the station, for some the walk back to the car from the finish would be long! Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: Perfect run for marathon build-up In full: Enjoyed the course,ran a fast pace but it was a bit spoilt by lack of water and only given another t-shirt, would rater have drinks and snacks instead because they are useful at the end of a 20 mile run, but hope to be back next year otherwise. Date of review: March 8, 2006
In short: Some of the nicest scenery of any race i have done. In full: Its a puzzle how the wind seemed to be in my face on the outward and inward legs of this race. Great views and well organised by nice friendly people. Would reccomend it to anyone. Date of review: March 8, 2006