In short: In full: Ran it last year in pouring rain.It seemed to be nealy all uphill which it isn't as it is two laps round the village so there must have been some downhill parts..Distance seems a bit iffy because the finish is on the start line-I can't believe that the loop is exactly five miles long.I went off couse because of rain and dodge contact lens' but did it in 1:10 Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: Well organised, good facilities. I even enjoyed the muddy off-road section, though I could understand those that didn't. I guess the off-road mile(s) doesn't help PB potential though. Thanks for a great race Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: Brrrrr! In full: Great location with good support along the Promenade. The last 3 miles were a really tough slog. The only negative for me was the queue to get out of Brighton. Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: Very chilly! undulating course, very picturesque and the deer joining in provided variation. Also free entry to safari park and abbey afterwards so good family day out. Very beginner friendly, all very casual. Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: Cracking event. Marshalls deserved a medal for standing for 4 hours in such cold conditions In full: 20 mile races are perfect for marathon training. If well organised it means you can switch off and concentrate on running. This race was just the job. Thanks to RRR.
The memento caused controversy. I liked the pen but runners are a staid old lot that like t shirts and medals. Please don't put the price up to accommodate this. Its just fine.
But why were there so many worms on the roads? Very odd. Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: A good challenge. In full: Superbly organised, challenging course - I found the off road section added interest. very friendly runners. Spot on in every respect well done Sleaford Striders Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: Lovely course if it is not too windy. Lots of friendly marshalls & drink stations In full: Had a great race even though I have now had a free face lift courtesy of the windy conditions. Got a PB of 1:55 which beat my previous time by 7 minutes. The marshalls and other spectators were fab standing around in the freezing cold supporting us. Big thanks to them. Look forward to doing it next year. Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: Apart from the wind and cold I enjoyed it. Nice touch with Snickers/Mars bars at finish. In full: I thought I wasn't going to enjoy this one, but I did. The route was surprisingly scenic - I was expecting to run up and down the cliffs! The marshalling was good and friendly. They gave every finisher a mug and Mars or Snickers bar. As a 5 year plus competitor, I've built up a large collection of medals and hideous t-shirts so it was nice to get a mug for a change - thanks Deal Tri. Would I do this again? Yes, but probably only as preparation for a spring marathon. Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: Well organised race and even managed it despite being a complete novice with no real training In full: I think the fact that out of 128 reviews only 2 say they wouldn't return (both by the same person, found it so bad they had to comment on it twice!). Main criticism was that the first enery station had people taking Lucozade on the out and back leg when it was only intended for one direction which left no drinks for those of us who started later and there were no foil wrap things left when I finished. Date of review: February 21, 2005
In short: Great fun splashing through the puddles, apart from the hailstorm In full: You always get a well organised, good value race at Bungay. A shame the course changed, the dodgy flooded surface must have taken minutes off times, but once I accepted it, I enjoyed it. Date of review: February 21, 2005