In short: Great Training run for the marathon.Easy to pace with the right number of drink stations and marshalls. Took 21 minutes off my PB so this race is memorable for me! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Great course, quite challenging, friendly atmosphere, facilities couldn't quite cope with large number of participants though. In full: The race itself was great. A beautiful day, good atmosphere, scenic course,lots of water enroute and plenty of hills uphill and down. Rather too busy this year though - many women were late for the start due to lack of toilets. Also, no map or instructions sent out with number, so spent quite a while trying to find the clubhouse, and there was nowhere to park when we arrived. Didn't dampen my enthusiasm one bit though and would definitely do it again next year. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Tough course for PBs, very scenic through the forest and around the house. Some tough hills which made it quite challenging. Could have done with a few less runners as it was very congested in places. Overall though great marathon training Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Enjoyed it thoroughly for the scenery and being local but In full: Poor info sent through beforehand - as my first race more would have been welcome. Seemed like there were too many runners for the organisation but the marshalls were very friendly and I enjoyed the challenge. A tough course for a first HM but satisfying (I think!). Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: bit harder than the 3 forts In full: Did wonder what i was doing at various stages of this race,mainly round the cissbury area. But still got round and enjoyed nearly every minute of it. thanks to the great marshalls. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Greenwich must be one of the most beautiful settings for a city race, anywhere in the world! In full: Agood little race which coped with all standards of runner. the kids loved the fun run. this would be a perfect setting for a summer evening race followed by a BBQ ! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Glorious! Well done Thanet Roadrunners! In full: Beautiful day running along by the sea (avoiding the pensioners).
Thanks to the marshalls particularly the ones looking after our cars in the car park - much appreciated.
A really scenic route going out along the cliffs and harbour, through a port with boats bobbing about and into the town. Great goody bag and very organised finish. Well done Thanet! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Fantastic race, pity about the wind In full: Well organised, impressive start/finish area and a good flat course. The wind was just strong enough through the 8 and 9KM markers to spoil my attempt at a PB but in reality I'd spent most of the race trying to work out where 'Gambon' and 'The Follow Through' were anyway. Not sure about chip timing - if you get a chip timed PB it may well be quicker than any other race where you are only gun-timed. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Good training run In full: 25 miles, partly off-road, with navigation thrown in, has got to be good prep for a marathon. I don't think many, if any, were racing; much more of a steady run. I'm not sure how you rate PB potential on a one of a kind course, but if I did it again I'd read the directions more carefully and skip the extra half mile I added at the end! Plenty of snacks all the way round if you like eating on the run, marshalls all friendly - and it only cost a quid. Date of review: March 6, 2006