In short: A magnificent and challenging finale to the year. Instructions for the start were clearly stated and announced, so if anyone missed the start it was not the organisors fault. A really cool race. Blinking freezing in fact! Great fun. Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Loved it ! In full: ....As much as last years race (which due to oddities in the calendar was actually run in January 2005) The down side for me was that it was my worst time this year (all other races have seen me set PBs). The organisation again was wonderful and I look forward to starting the New Year by raising a glass of red to all runners everywhere,whatever their times and "abilities" !!. See you next year !!
In short: Excellent organisation and friendly marshalls. In full: Flat course - has pb potential. On the other hand would have been frustrating to be on pb time turning into the last section with slippy mud. Nothing the organisers can do about that though. Maybe some matting on the grass in the last 100m?
Good choice on venue and HQ - plenty of changing space and bar. Ample car parking as well.
Any idea why the start was delayed by 10 mins? Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Woo! You get to bulid a sand castle with the contents of your shoe! In full: After running it for the 1st time last year, I thought never again. 5mins after I finished it I thought 'Right, that's me here next year!'.
Magnificent race, fantastic scenery, wonderful organising, great support, excellent value for money (t-shirt, pud & soup). Well done Brackla Harriers!
Absolutely knackering, but a great challenge for anyone.
And yes I did have enough sand on my shoes to make a lovely little sandcastle when I got home..
Here's to the Xmas Pud 2006 - already in my diary! Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Great end to the year - with beer too! In full: I may be biased because my club organises this race but I can't think of a better way to see the year out than with a jolly jog around the fens. Saving the beer for tonight! Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Supurbly organised. Hilly course attracts runners back time after time, not nec. the usual hardcore CC runners. In full: The results service was extremely quick. Results appeared so fast fromt the scanning to printing. This remains a highlight of any Winter. No team prizes is different but doesn't matter to most of us. Long may the event continue. Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Icy blast to run off the turkey In full: Many runners inhibited by icy conditions on cycle path and track. Very cold conditions meant it was difficult to know how much to wear for the start. Full marks to those who started in shorts and vests.
A good turnout and a good blast.
btw think some of the reviews are for another race. Too hot? 10miles?
Thanks to organisers.
Hot vimto a nice touch at end. Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Best way to spend Boxing Day In full: First time at the Turkey Trot and it won't be my last. A fantastic way to spend Boxing Day. Great course, great people, great tea and cakes! Loved it! Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Tough In full: This can be a little tedious doing 4 x 5 miles but the fact i found fellow runners so warming softened the blow a bit.The scenery was not great but i felt it was well organised and was great for getting a 20 miler under me for the FLM.Would do it again. Date of review: December 30, 2005