In short: Nice fast flat course along the seafront In full: A very enjoyable day out in Southend. This is a nice fast 10k course though expect some congestion at the start due to the numbers. Some signposts to the stadium and a bit better parking would have helped. Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Ran the GNR last year... This was much much better!! In full: Chip timing and perfect weather made for a good (and not overly rushed/congested) start and the support from the crowd and marshalls created an atmosphere that resulted in a great mornings run...
Plus helping my mom keep going to achieve a new personal best made it a race to remember.
Thanks to all the marshalls and race organisers Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Very busy, but friendly event, well organised In full: My first half - and it could have been easier, but the organisation made it a great day. Big thanks to the marshalls and cadets, they were absolutely superb. Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Well done Middlesbrough! In full: Great organisation,great support,great course.What a shame next years race is on the same day as the Great North Run.But if it's to be a half marathon,why not run a 10k alongside it - plenty of halfs do and it works really well. Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: A tough but scenic and friendly race. In full: This took me nearly an hour longer than a normal marathon and had some killer hills but it was a fantastic experience. Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Great scenic course, pleasantly undulating to keep it interesting. Why would anyone want to do Great XXX Runs when truly great races like this are available In full: Also great kids fun run Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Tremendous In full: Excellent all round - tough course with lots of steady climbs although no really steep stuff. Nice friendly clubs with good facilities and perfect weather. Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Superbly fast course In full: Great venue. Easy to park. Well organised for such a large participative event. The course is blindingly fast and if you don't get a 10k PB here, you won't get one at all. Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Well organised, great race, but oh those hills! In full: Really enjoyed this race, hard work with all the hills and I'm sure some of them were vertical! Will be back next year Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Brilliant first race for Middlesbrough. Faultless organisation, great route, based at a school for super facilities (hall, toilets, changing, etc) group warm-up near to start In full: Everything worked like clockwork, with efficient closure of the course. Plenty of nearby car parking. Residents watching and clapping. Also a 3k fun run before for other family members. Next October they will run a 1/2 marathon, instead. Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Lovely place a well organised run. In full: I thought it a bit daft to finish the walkers and runners at the same place, nevertheless very much enjoyed the whole event, put it in your diaries for next year. Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Great for a 5K work out - and PB! In full: I've been doing these 5K races since they started back in 1985. Always a good race for runners of all standards. A good friendly atmosphere, and well organised. I grew up in Wallasey so like to get this 5K in when visiting 'home' - always ends up a bit of a 'reunion' with old friends! Date of review: October 3, 2005
In short: Excellent all round In full: Ran this in 2002 and 2004. Was lucky to get good conditions (and hence times!) each time - a windy day would make this a nightmare, particularly on the A59 Dual Carriageway. Organisation is excellent. I plan to do this one again in 2005 (Injury permitting!) Date of review: October 2, 2005
In short: Excellent, fabulous sunday morning run!! In full: To agree with another reviewer, why make it a half marathon? The organisation and atmosphere were superb. I loved it!! Date of review: October 2, 2005