In short: I was told about the hill at the begining but did I listen did I hell !!!!!!! The first 10k I've done so at least I can say I got a PB from this one! Well done Nailsea RC !! Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: lack of on line information In full: A good race in a beautifull setting....HOWEVER..... 1. If you were unable to pre register and wished to enter on the day it was expected that you would pay £6 (to blenheim) for car parking...wasnt this a charity race? surely blenheim should have either waived the parking cost or contributed it to the days charity! this lest a very sour taste in my mouth before i even started the run. 2. the general lack of online information was a touch frustrating. No course reports, no real details about timings latest registration etc. I suspect they were all published in the oxford mail...not everyone reads it!
It was however a good trot out , well attended and in a beautifull location but there was an overwhelming sense that more could have been done. Well done to all of us who ran and raised cash for a worthy cause. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Well marshalled race, with lots of help for the beginner In full: As a beginner I found the wind hard work. Would have managed so much better without it.That hill at 9K was unbelievable, it was really hard work striding up it let alone running. Lots of encouragement on the way from everyone which made it worth running.Will be back next year. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: An excellent race, well worth the 100 mile drive. In full: Grear organisation, friendly encouraging marshalls, a fast scenic course. It's difficult to see how this race could be any better. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: For an inaugural race, this was really good and very enjoyable In full: Great first effort. This was ideal for the unaffiliated runners and clubs not at the top of the scale - I'm from Bournemouth Joggers and whilst we make a slight impression in the likes of league races, we actually made a very good impression here - lovely medals (very unique) but it was a shame that they didn't go down further (only first place in each age group) and there wasn't a team prize - this was probably the only time we've come first and there was nothing to show for it! Never mind. Well done. We will definitely be back next year! Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: A great run and a worthy replacment for the potters marathon. In full: tougher than i expected, add at least 10 mins to your expected time. quite hilly, watch out for the last hill, turn the left hand corner and weep! Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Thought i would enjoy a nice sunday morning stroll in the countryside to be blessed with a tough tough hilly task, thoroughly rewarding though and not a bad time too, well worth getting out of bed for!! Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Just the one hill, but what a hill... In full: Well organised race, good atmosphere. Very steep hill down at the start, sadly no ski-lift to help us all up on the way back! Otherwise a fast, flat course if the wind is in the right direction (easterly until half way then westerly...) I only saw kilometre markers at 5km and 9km - maybe I missed the rest, but if not then this would be a helpful addition for even pacing. Date of review: June 12, 2005
In short: Well organised seafront 10k In full: Race was well sign right from the main road which was nice. Well marshalled, with all mardshals staying position until the last person passed. I was running with a beginnner right at the back, and every single marshall without execption has some words of encouragment as we passed by.
Mainly flat with a big dowhill incline in the first K and a big uphill incline at 9k. Some two way running for 3/4k, but that is unavoidabler I suppose with limited seafront space. Completely traffic free and safe course. Well done to the organsiers. Date of review: June 12, 2005