In short: Suh a pity this race may be under threat - make the most of it whilst you can ? In full: Excellent organisation, another race for runners by runners, free beer, £1 BBQ with a veggy option, fine pub, flat, pretty..
I could go on - and hope this race will do likewise in 2006 !!
Thanks Chepstow Harriers.. Date of review: May 13, 2005
In short: steady as she goes!!! In full: was looking at a good time on this one, nice flat course, but poor marshalling lead the front runners in running an additional 2KMs...split times were out of the window :-( Date of review: May 13, 2005
In short: What no marshals! In full: generally worth the run, good to set a PB but almost fell fowl of a marshall not being at the most important part of the lap. I was lucky to see her just in time, unlike the 20 other runners in front of me! Date of review: May 13, 2005
In short: I took the correct turn and did a 5k race which I quite enjoyed. In full: I didn't realise that some people went the wrong way at the unmarshalled turn. I screeched to a halt and could see runners going in 3 different directions so was doing an eeeny-meeny-miny-mo in my head when an elderly gent on the path shouted and pointed 'I think it's that way'. Thank you sir!
Otherwise, it was a small low-key run. Quite expensive but you did get a cotton t-shirt, an Asics running radio, pen and some other bits and pieces in the goody bag.
Dead flat course and not crowded so PB potential.
Not much atmosphere - could have done with a PA/music to provide some ra-ra. Date of review: May 12, 2005
In short: A personal worst for a 5k but I'm sure I'm not alone given the extra 2k snuck in by the organisers! In full: The intentions were good but the lack of a steward at a critical turn was silly and spoiled the race for so many. A fun runner could have won! Date of review: May 12, 2005
In short: What a joke! 5km my beautiful bottom. several of us at the front were sent the wrong way and ran somewhere between 7 and 8km!!! In full: At least they apologised a lot. It won't make me do it again though, or anything else organised by Mr Maloney. I think he should stick to boxing. Date of review: May 12, 2005
In short: 3 circuits of a wee bit hilly course In full: I enjoyed the race - basically three circuits round the park and through Dunfermline town centre. It was a warm night and a drinks stop would have been very welcome. Decent mid-week run though. Date of review: May 12, 2005
In short: Perfect mid-week 10k In full: Mixture of seaside and park running. Nice and flat, glorious sunny evening - not guaranteed though!, well organised, nice t-shirt :-) Date of review: May 12, 2005
In short: Excellent race, great organisation and scenic course In full: Really enjoyed this (I think). Only my second 1/2 following Silverstone in March. Organisation was great and the course was extremely scenic, a complete contrast to the London 1/2 marathon on the F1 track. Nice support from the villages en route. Actually enjoyed the hail storm, seemed to spur me on a bit. Will certainly be back next year. Nice that there is something for the family to do on the day in nice surroundings also. Well done to Hinckley A.C. and a big thankyou to all the marshalls. Date of review: May 12, 2005
In short: I've run this now 4 times and keep coming back for more. Yes there are hills but they just give you soemthing ti run at! In full: Anywhere near the Somerset/Dorset border must be beautiful and the scenery aroud here certainly is. It all just adds to the event and the 'undulating' course always makes me feel I've achieved something worthwhile. Top Race Date of review: May 12, 2005