In short: slightly windy but GREAT fun! In full: When windy it can get you down a bit:-/, but there's crowds along the way to cheer you on all along the way:-). It is a major charity 'fancy-dress' run.
This year they wanted, and succeded on both counts, to: a)most entries than any other and b)most money raised Date of review: May 24, 2005
In short: Very good race. Good flat course needed a 5K long wind stopper though for return leg! In full: Small gripe being the under 40 mins start at the front being full of runners blatently not aiming for under 40 mins. Why are people so thick! On the plus side its got massive PB potential. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Well supported charity event with PB potential. In full: Despite being unwell all last week I posted a PB for the 10K, depite a strong wind on the way home. The prom was lined with spectators from start to finish giving this race a special charity atmosphere. The run is well marshalled & policed, with the prom being closed for the duration, it is given an extra touch with the local radio station being involved. The 4000 plus entry is proof that this is one of the UK's top events! Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Third time I've done this and third time I've enjoyed it. In full: It was a bit windier than last year, so stopped me going for a PB.
Race again well organised and well marshalled/policed.
It is good that the profits will again be going to charity.
A couple of suggestions though.
Any chance of having more 'waves' than just the under 40 mins. I know this is classed as a fun run, but even when getting to the line early I got stuck behind a few women who's sole intention seemed to be running holding hands with each other and stop other runners passing.
Also (and I realise that this can hardly be blamed on the organisers), but this is the only race (and for the second year) I have been at where spectators decide to stand in the middle of the runners. I know it shouldn't be necessary to ask this of anyone with an ounce of sense, but any chance that the PA could be used to ask spectators to get away from the runners. Date of review: May 8, 2005