In short: I like to run beside the seaside In full: A staggered start made it easy to get away, and meant that the first few hundred yards thinned the crowds nicely. A really flat and fast out section along the top of the sea wall with the wind at everyone's backs was good fun, but a long return leg into the wind and up a few hills was a bit of a slog. Enjoyed the whole event and lovely views, but a couple of minor things: the drinks tables could be longer as there isn't much space (even the same number of drinks marshalls, but more spread out would be good), and, as someone else has mentioned its a bit narrow in places, especially the muddy ones! Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: looking for a long run at threshold pace with 15minute of steep hills , look on further !! , acurate course description on website , a challenging race esp with two big hill climbs within the first 2 miles , used a HR monitor to control my pace Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: 6 miles head-on to the elements!! In full: A superb race on Sunday, despite staying in one of Brighton's dodgiest hotels and getting about an hours sleep the night before! A proper challenge, made more so by the wind and rain but a real sense of acheivement afterwards. Only gripe would be the bottles of lovely Carpe Dieme should have been in the finish packs - not given out just before the two mile downhill cross country when you neeeded both hands free for balance and grabbing onto the fence!! Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: Warm people, nicely organised. In full: I really enjoyed this event the people were extremely freindly. I also liked the touch of our names on the back of the T-shirt and that the major was there to hand out medals, nice touch.
I will be back next year to improve my time. Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: Excellent bit of fresh air, and cold cold rain, oh so cold. In full: This is now an annual fixture for me - I thought they'd changed the route and dropped the hill at the end, but oh no, there it was, just as windy as last year with added rain and mud - excellent! Great to see the finish from so far away. Start much improved from last year with two waves - it was a bit of a squeeze before. Not enough crowd support to make it really special, but that's down to the weather. Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: Very nice race but shame about the cold weather (at least it didn't rain)! In full: I did this race as part of my preparation for the Liverpool half-marathon, and I'm glad I made the two-hour drive down from North Wales for it. It looked like a very prestigious event with the chip timing and the tarted up finish area - most impressive.
I was also very impressed with the cracking medal and it was a very nice touch to have the entrants' names on the back of the t-shirt.
The running shop marquee was also a blessing as I was able to pick up a pair of gloves since I'd left mine at home!
The course itself was a bit dull. It felt a bit bizarre to be running through the housing estate (at times it felt as if we were going through people's back gardens), and the burnt out car made me laugh before I had to make my way over the foam. Luckily, all the fast runners in front had tread a path through it!
I think an overnight stay would be the way forward if I come back next year! A very nice day all in all though, and a lovely hot shower at the gym near the end. Marvellous... Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: Great race, great organisation but the muddy part needs to go! In full: Despite the weather it was a ery good & extremely organised race, was very impressed with the text on race morning warning of the weather. I could have potentially got a pb but the muddy part put pay to that, think that bit towards the windmill & back again on the mud slide (!) could be changed as I saw a few people come a cropper. But on the whole a very good race & I will return with my wellies next year! (Fairplay to the guy in the gorilla outfit!!) Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: Hill, mud and rain, but still uplifting In full: I think the last muddy hill could be cut out quite easily, but whether that would make it better or worse is hard to say. Managing to stop sections of Brighton's traffic is no mean feat - especially past the pavillion - so I can't really fault the organisation. Considering the weather, the atmosphere was fantastic. Particular thanks to the man on the road side of the lagoon who's encouragement was very enthusiastic. Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: great course,great organisation In full: this race has to be my favourite 10k on the calendar.Ive done this one twice now,and I will be back next year without a doubt. Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: . In full: really enjoyed this race,good atmosphere,well organised and marshalled especially in rain.will be back next year.1st half mile really clogged up and even stopped 3 times,got a new pb but could have 2 mins more off it but for start Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: . In full: excellant supportive marshals,friendly atmosphere even with the rain.a bit crowded in the first two miles,although i just wanted to get around.legs are really aching this morning.only gripe parking and baggage Date of review: February 21, 2006
In short: Thumbs up from this beginner! In full: Started running at the end of November and although it seemed very far off, I loved the sound of this race and luckily no one was kind enough to tell me that going from no fitness whatsoever to a 10k in 12 weeks (via 3 weeks of injury) was a really silly idea! I had a great day; I'd never even covered the distance before so any time would be a PB and even though I came in 16th to last, I had a smile on my face the whole way round - and I didn't miss the lions! Brilliant! Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Great venue, good organisation, cold but a new PB. I'll be back! In full: The safari park venue mada great location for runners, friends & family. No snow or ice but cold enough. An interesting route; animal scenery plus 6Km uphill, 4km down. 2 mins off my PB so I am pleased and will be back. One note of advice; much confusion by spectators over site of the finish line could be avoided by some signs. Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: unusual momento but usefull. good course. good atmosphere In full: A well organised race, queues for bags a bit of a problem. The guy on the tannoy was great made us feal good telling the crowds we were all sub 4hr marathone pace, we had traveled some distance to do this race and would do it again. Thanks to the organisation, well supported and the layout of the course. Date of review: February 20, 2006