In short: Nice flat route, well organised. In full: Shame about the strong winds but still ran a PB. Good organisation and good parking. Didn't like plastic water cups and the suggested arrival time was too early on such a cold day. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Two undulating (especially for Norfolk) laps, friendly village atmosphere, excellent marshalling and signposting In full: The twenty-miler and ten-miler (which has a slightly later start) intersect after a few miles, which was cheering as it brought some more company. The second half of the race was quite lonely at times. There was good camaraderie at the finish line. The race was picturesque and the weather bright and sharp. You have to like Norfolk winds, though. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: My first official run! Thought the marshalls were ace - encouraging even me (not quite at the back!) Worried about the inclines but managed to pass people going up - to have them pass me coming down! Lovely medal! will be a favourite as my 1st Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Fine race - quite enjoyable In full: Nice friendly race, couple of niggles - with problems parking, long q's for the loos meant missed the start, but this meant able to overtake a fair number of people round the course and this helped to motivate along the way, also got stopped to allow traffic to cross was a little frustrating. Some nice hills to make this a more challenging course, also measured the course slightly long 13.35. But this was a nice race Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Excellent low-key event. In full: With an entry fee of £1 on the day, this has got to be one of the best value runs around. A run rather than a race, and rather special for anyone living in Cambridge Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Not a race I would expect to get a PB, but somehow..... In full: Really enjoyed it, challenging without being OTT & downhill bit at the end was a relief. Also managed a PB which was a bit of a bonus Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: thank heaven for the sunshine In full: What a great day and a fantastic acheivement for myself and twig even if I do say so myself. First time ever to run that far, and we managed to keep a fairly even pace. Has given us a great confidence boost for London. Thanks so much to the marshalls and organisers for everything. The lady on the bike who shouted us encouragement several times was an angel from heaven. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: A wonderful sunny day made a PB even better! In full: Organisation was shocking with a capital Sh! Toilet queues, lack of water stations, marshalling dodgy.. I think it showed that it was a Rotary club and not a running club organising it. Only drinks at the end, no banana or cereal bar for £11 is a bit steep.
Having said that I got a very good PB and really enojyed the actual run. it was just everythgin else that was not so good..
In short: Challenging enough to boost confidence for London, and time to make amends if disappointed! In full: We had an absolute gift of a day! Bright and cheery, not TOO windy, which lifted the spirits. It's a great route, but I know enough about the Kent coast to know if could be very different with less clement weather - last week for example...! Pfizer's social club was well equipped as a start/finish, and shower facilities must have been a godsend to runners from further afield. Marshals, as ever, friendly and encouraging though they must have been frozen. Loved it. The silver-look plate AND the medal was a nice touch after the effort. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: See comments In full: A fast course. Price steep seeing as there was no chip timing and no goody bag. I believe that the water station ran out of water for those towards the back who had to be content with running past the water station to see those manning it drinking the last of the water. The water had also ran out at the end. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Seems more up than down - that can't be right! In full: Lack of any race information with the race number the only let down, so finding the start was a process of trail and several errors. That aside a great scenic race with a good atmosphere Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Good fun despite being laps. Nice and flat but the wind was a bit of a hindrance! Still being an irfield I guess you have to expect that! Turned up at 9.10 and still ended up waiting around for the start. Other than that great organisation. Thanks! Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: A good race - friendly atmosphere, a little small for the slower runner In full: This was a well organised race, especially as it was the first time it was held. Plenty of friendly encouraging marshalls. The only downsides were the wind - which is always going to be a feature of this race because of the venue. Also, there was a distinct lack of direction signs for those people driving in. To be fair, the organisers sent out clear directions - but, the road names were not to be seen!
I would certainly recommend it - especially if there is a bigger field in the future.
Oh - and many thanks for the food voucher, I wouldn't normally eat greasy chips from a van, but today it was very very welcome!! Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Well organised, well marshalled race. In full: This is a very well marshalled and well organised race in a pleasant area most of it down country lanes. Mostly flat so ideal for a first 10K -water station (small bottles) often unusual in March (and it was cold). Ideal for all standards. Second time I've done it (although slower this time) but I'll do this again Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Fantastic organisation, lovely race, very good PB potential, great medal. In full: After all my worries about two lap being boring it was infact rather nice to know what was coming up second time round. Could have done with out the wind, but i suppose that was the only thing to contend with as the course was flat as a pancake.
Brilliant organisation, as expected!
Nice touch the engraving, and thoroughly looking forward to next year.