In short: Little bit disappointed with the drink stations as there should have been 3 andd there was only 2 and then they used cups and with the wind the water simply blew away. All other areas were well done. Date of review: March 9, 2009
In short: A bit windy In full: The wind was a pain on the run back but still managed a reasonable time. The water issue was unfortunate, especially at the finish where a bottle would have been appreciated. I also appeared to 'miss' the mileage markers at 7 and 8 miles.
One other point was the fact that hastings is a week later and it would perhaps make sense to organise this race at a different time. Date of review: March 9, 2009
In short: Worth doing once if only for the PB potential In full: Difficult to know where to start with this one, if you,ve never organised a race before think carefully before you have a go at those that do. However the water problem was a disgrace and the marshalls looked like they were there under sufferance. For all that if the wind hadnt blown i would probably have had a new pb. The out and back route was boring, perhaps a circular route would be more interesting. Date of review: March 8, 2009
In short: Great event let down only by the famous Marsh winds! In full: I enjoyed the event. To runners whinging about water I would recommend if they are that dependent on getting fluids down their neck they carry their own. Date of review: March 8, 2009
In short: Sorry Nice Work, I have to agree with SOME of the things already said. In full: The water stations!! 'Enough Said' The Goody Bag, Somewhat Poor for the entry fee. But as for some comments about the Marshalls, The only comment I have is I feel the marshal at the 12+ roundabout SHOULD HAVE POINTED THE WAY BUT DIDNT I had to follow other runners. But for the other marshalls, although not very vocal they did there job and I thank them for that. Perhaps in future years this event needs to have people who know what it is like to NOT have enough water and a better finish goody bag content would be great. So NICE WORK keep going because we ALL NEED people who are willing to organise events. And as for some of the people who have commented here need to try organising one themselves before they make harsh comments, I have assisted in running events and organised cycling events and it is NOT as easy as they might think... Date of review: March 8, 2009
In short: The worst organised race I have ever run in In full: Where do you want me to start.
"There will be three drinks station at 3.5 miles, at the halfway point and at 10.5 miles; however if the weather is particularly warm we may add an additional water stop." How does that fit in with the reality of first station at 4+ miles and only other station just under 10 miles. THe stations were badly undermanned, runners do not want to have to stop, I wasted a full minute at the first stop. Even if you are let down at the last minute there is NO EXCUSE for missing out the middle water station, redeploy people, but just get somebody out there.
Marshalls were virtually non-existent, I saw none between 4 and 9 miles and I doubt if there were more than a dozen out on the course.
I could turn this into a total tirade but I won't, but I will finish with one final observation. As there is no running club involved in this race, or any obvious charity connection, who actually benefits from the proceeds of this race?
In short: Nice race at the coast with lots of wind! In full: I really enjoyed the race today; good scenery, organisation (except for water - but I carried my own bottle so not a problem for me) and good marshalls, especially the one at the turn. Very friendly race and I will be back next year to try and do a PB. Date of review: March 8, 2009