In short: Good PB potential In full: ...but beginners watch the first mile as it's all uphill (bonus is that the last mile is mainly downhill,but by then my knees were shot !).Personally could have done with an extra water station out on the course at around mile 12,and it's a bit narrow in places to try and pass people who insist on running 6 abreast.Apart from that it's a great day out - well done to all who finished and are sat at home polishing their medals ! Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Good organisation from all. Parking spot on, got the bus (feeling lazy)! Started on time, water at the right spots. Friendly marshalls and public. In full: Excellent effort from the team putting together this effort. For me it wasn't my best, hoping for a PB to pull my half time down a few mins. Started off in the line a bit below my expected pace and the got stuck behind lots on the first up hill sections through the town. This meant I was putting in bursts of speed to get past the odd group. By 8 miles my back and legs were a bit knackered and I walked/ran/stumbled home from there. Still an ok time but 10 mins behind my PB. As always though, some lessons learnt for ealry pacing, bring on the Great North Run! Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Good flat course for PBs and can choose between 5 & 10K In full: Did say part of the course was off road, should have been the other way round!
Organisation was good, apart from when the two races split into two and the front runners of the 5K ended up going the wrong way. Once the marshalls corrected the mistake, these guys had probably added 40 secs with the extra distance they ran.
But a really good mix of runners and facilities were great on site. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Decent race, but some km markers seemed a bit off In full: Good flattish course, well marshalled. Route means you pass HQ just after the start and just before the finish, so support is good. Interesting having separate ladies' and mens races - parents seemed to appreciate it (also the fun run). I entered on the day so didn't benefit from a race pack and had trouble finding Morley village hall as it's not in Morley village! A sign or two from there would have been nice. Really not sure about km 1 (long) and 3 (short) - hope the full distance is right!! Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: in agony!!!!! In full: did it in 52.10, never ran on sand or dunes before and it absolutely killed me!!! went off quite quickly needless to say i slowed down once the dunes had taken their toll, superb training though doing liverpool on oct 9th hoping for a pb there, had no chance on the course today but really enjoyed it very well organised. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: 3 laps at start, i am sure that could be lost in and around the course. Tee or medal rather than cider would be nice. Good fun and pretty fast. Thanks Axe Valley Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Definetely different with the three laps of the town at the start. In full: I must admit I really enjoyed the three laps of the front to begin with, nice and flat with the crowd cheering. Only major downside was the sharp downhill right turn at 6 and 11.5 miles, otherwise a very nice course and well organised, at £7 quid entry excellent value. Date of review: September 11, 2005