In short: Very well organised, plenty of water/sponge stations (in fact more than Blackpool had for this years Marathon!). Great chance for PB on a fairly flat course, only one hill of any note. Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: An interesting undulating course, with lovely scenery In full: An exellent race, with possibilities of fast times. Very scenic with nice views of the sea. My only criticism is that there were no portaloos. There was just one cubicle and urinal for 3 men. I believe the ladies had 2 cubicles. There were toilets inside the leisure centre,but no signs to indicate this. There were lots of men watering the fences and trees before the start. In previous years, there have been ample facilities. Hope 2005 sees the return of the portaloos, otherwise the race will loose its popularity. Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: Great scenery - well worth the effort In full: 2nd time of running this - did not disappointed. Running in the sun towards Sennen always great - the undulating hills I enjoyed. Pity missed my cornish pasty. Keep going the organisers it's well well the effort Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: Exellent race, very fast course, brilliant T-shirt In full: Brilliant course, very scenic, great atmosphere throughout, would defo do again and loved the T-Shirt Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: A great choice for my first race. Friendly and welcoming with cheering from villagers along the route. In full: A mix of undulating road and farm tracks. making a figure 8 repeating the cross over 1.5k. Rain the day before made some of the downhills somewhat slippery but didn't see any whole body imprints! Jolly turnout (~100), including the men in pink. Locals turned out at their gates to cheer us on. As a beginner it was a great introduction. Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: I'm a local and this event made me proud to be! In full: Superb course and very fast. I was really pleased with my time. The Gravy boys served up a great event. Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: Good PB potential - good feed - good weather In full: Thankfully it wasnt windy!! Managed to knock 1min 40secs of my PB. A great spread of sandwiches and cakes at the end. Only bad points were the slightly tacky medal and the fact you're running next to the dual carriageway. Having said that I will definately be back next year. Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: Another wonderful day! In full: I 'stumbled' on this race in 2000 and have been back every year since (1000 miles round trip). 5 of the 6 years have been beautiful weather (2000 and 2004 a bit hot!) and the ferry trip afterwards rounds off the day - even if you never want it to end. Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: Very Tough In full: Not so much laps as out-and-back twice.
In between South and Central there was some really soft sand, as well as water hazards that wouldn't look out of place at St Andrews.
Gentle cross-wind on the way out turned into a very stiff headwind on the return, which made pace judgement very difficult indeed. The worst thing about the back portion was that you knew you had to face it again.
A "fun" race which gives you a weekend away and is almost guaranteed to make you fitter. It's very hard work! Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: the t-shirt claims its the north wests fastest 10k - I can't disagree with that !! In full: Orgainised by my one of my local clubs, extremely flat and fast with one slight hill, water stations, changing etc... Smashed my pb and will be back in december at the pudding run ( same course ) to try again.
The race t-shirts are cool - featuring running sheep ??
Well done Hoad Hill Harriers for organising a great race. Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: That hill is a killer - but the beer made up for it at the end ! In full: Not many people would spend there birthday running, but I did! Enjoyed the run apart from that hill which seems to get longer every year ! Good organisation although the queue for the beer and hotdog at the end was somewhat large, but very rewarding.
Will definately be back to do this next year as it is nice to have a midweek run to participate in for a change.
Well done and many thanks to the organisers and marshalls who made this evening possible and enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing what next years T-Shirt slogan will be! Date of review: August 18, 2005
In short: Beautiful surroundings, nice atmosphere, parking close to finishing line ! In full: Although one of the smaller races I have participated in, it was enjoyable and the course took you through some lovely surroundings - no wonder beautiful racehorses are trained here !
Would definately do the race again, however it would make life easier if the toilets etc were sign posted. Date of review: August 18, 2005