In short: and I thought I was fit.... In full: I have never expended so much energy trying to stay upright (other than after a good drink!). If my feet slid to the left, then they slid to the right. One step forward and three to the side...but don't be put off this was a great experience for a first timer at multi-terrain and I found muscles in my legs that the road running just doesn't find. Not to be put off I'll be there for round two! I have a new PB at multi- terrain to beat! Date of review: January 27, 2006
In short: Started a bit far back in the pack and took me a while to fight my way through on the narrow lane at the start but great race, really enjoyed it. Got a PB but don't think i've ever done a 12k before ! Great organisation. Date of review: January 26, 2006
In short: A fast flat 4 lap course for first timers or confidence seekers In full: A fast flat 4 lap course which makes it easy to pace yourself and practice using your gels. With 3 weeks to go it's the ideal pre-London race for first timers or for anyone trying to re-gain some confidence. Supporters don't have to move and can cheer you on every lap offering all the encouragement you need. And after the race you can take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the rest of the day. Date of review: January 26, 2006
In short: A small field but organisers are very enthusistic, welcoming and appreciative of all those who participate. Prizes given to kids and adults, lovely touch. In full: Due to venue and route, can only cater for small field, but makes this all the more special. Church school organisers relaly put everything into this to make it a great race, and the prize giving is generally done after everyone has finished. You go home feeling they really do appreciate everyone turning up and partipating. Lovely atmosphere.
Only problem is parking - get there early! Date of review: January 26, 2006
In short: Fantastically supportive marshalls :o) Great Race! In full: Everyone was really supportive and patient with those of us a little slower in pace. They were also tremendously great when I had to pull injured. Definately want to try again next year! Fantastically organised, great value and the sweatshirt is definately worth it! Date of review: January 26, 2006
In short: First ever race. Well organized, well supported and well marshalled. In full: My first ever race. Well done to all my work colleagues from the Hospital for their great organization,marshalling and support along the way. Hope to see you all next year on Jan 21st. Date of review: January 26, 2006
In short: Superb Half Marathon In full: A little intimidating to be waiting for the loo listening to all the club runners who seem to know everyone.That might have more to do with having not run in 7months previously.Marshalls were superb obviously runners not just volunteers.Great course, very relaxed friendly race & makes a PB extremely possible.Forget the GR8 North this is an unspoilt, well organised run/race. Date of review: January 25, 2006