In short: Excellent - completely different to any other race I've taken part in. Rather surreal at times; wading through rivers and laughing at the madness of it all with fellow runners. The Tattenhall Harrier doing breast stroke made my day!! In full: Well worth the journey from County Durham. Thanks so much to all of the excellent volunteers who helped to make this such a great experience. Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: This race is superb for its scenery, and for the novelty and sheer whackiness of running across the tidal bay. Not a race for a PB owing to terrain and loss of time when wading thigh deep through a river. Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: What other race provides vaseline and suncream?? In full: Fantastic race, once again. Brilliantly organised. Amazing scenery and great atmosphere. If you're going to do one half marathon in your life, do this one! Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: Great organisation In full: Great race. If you want to do something different do this. Hard going in places, but worth the effort. The river crossing were great fun, how many times can you normally have a laugh in a race? Excellent organisation and all the marshalls were so friendly. I'll fetch some club mates next time! Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: Once again very well organmised In full: Less wind this year than previously and was mostly behind or across us. All in all a good run. Be back in 2012. Well done to all the volunteers Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: Spectacular views from the bay inland. In full: If you want a challenge then this is for you,very sunny yesterday but the gentle breeze kept you cool.Organised to a T.and the volunteers kept everything running smoothly.Fantastic view inland to the mountains in the distance. Date of review: July 25, 2011
In full: This event is a must for everyone to do, Great organisation and a big thank you to all the volunteers who make this run possible. Outstanding views from the bay a lot better than running around drab city streets. Plenty of supports at the finish even a beer tent for those who need it. I will be back next year. Date of review: July 25, 2011
In short: Forget about running around industrial areas or housing estates - this is what running is all about. In full: Brilliant race and this should be a race that all runners run at least once in their life. Forget about uninspiring routes around drab industrial areas and housing estates (Kilomathon organisers are you listening?) this route takes you across one of the most stunning (and potentially dangerous) landscapes in the UK. It isn't dangerous of course because the organisers have taken care of everything. It's well marshalled, the route is well-marked. There are frequent enough water stops and the coastguard are on-hand if anything does go wrong. A nice medal this year in lieu of a t-short (good decision in my opinion.)
We came up from Cheshire en masse this year (18 of use) and we all had a great day out. The glorious sunny day helped in this respect and even the queue on the M6 south afterwards couldn't dampen our spirits.
Many thanks to the organisers and volunteers for another fantastic race! Hopefully see you next year.