In short: Love the route - sort the toilets! In full: Not my first Towpath and despite the grumbles about the uneven surface (which did result in a casualty from my club) I do like the course. generally organsiation is good, parking in a residential setting is well handled and things are easily located. However year on year the ladies loo situation gets worse. With no tree areas near the start there is little opportunity to go alfresco for the desperate and loads of us were getting that way as the clock ticked by and we were still in the queue.
Thanks to Fullers for their sponsorship but can you go back to the classy tumblers rather than the butch beer glasses. Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: After my 5K.Watched as 10Kracers turn to finish line in avenue.Time and again saw cars take same turning. Dangerous. Gasps from onlookers as one lady driver bad temperedly reversed against the flow of finishers.Marshals took no action In full: Along the course most of the marshalling was good. However, at the turning to the finishing line the marshalling was poor.At this point there was not sufficient differentiation that the arrow indicating a turn for the runners was not meant for cars. Consequently supporters and observers who were there could see driver after driver following what they thought was THEIR instruction to turn. One of the cars taking the turning to the finish line was a St John's ambulance. This driver, on realising he was in the wrong place, slowly veered right of the finish to get out of the way and into the path of runners. Several bystanders shouted warnings to him. Our club runners did not see these events as they happened to finish in a clear period and did not hang around . I can only assume that that is what happened to other reviewers.At no time did either of the marshals on duty at this turning point take corrective action to divert the cars. Also this is the only event I have taken part in where there has been no finishing time clock on show. Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: Bottle tops, Hard to get off when your running, murder when you step on one!!! Please remove before handing out!!! In full: I'd do the race again because I like Lincoln but the organisers really need to sort out the following little gripes: 1. Toilets, ones that flush would be nice. 2. Bottle tops, more dangerous than 'road furniture'. 3. KM Markers, somewhere near to where they should be. 4. Parking, it's a long walk once you've done 10Km 5. A T-Shirt would be nice and not one with a picture on the front of someone else running! Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: A good race marred by little errors In full: A great day out in Lincoln. a well supported race with a good course. Distance markers were way out in places which threw me a bit that apart the race was well marshaled.
The problems were the first drinks stop was badly positioned and most missed it. the race car park was miles from the finish so very cold by the time we all got back to our cars. The Exit from thecasstle was a problem. All that said i did enjoy the day and will return next year. Date of review: April 4, 2005