In short: A very wet and hilly run. In full: I ran the 10km race, which was an enjoyable run. There were a few hills along the way but all worth it when you get back to receive free soup and a goodie bag!!
In short: Challenging hills and road camber, mixed with picturesque Suffolk Countryside. In full: Having already done my first half marathon last month, this was my first proper 20k event, which I used for Norwich Half Marathon training in a couple of weeks. My Garmin packed up at the start due to the torrential rain which made conditions even more challenging. The hills at the beginning and end of this event are not to be taken lightly. The views are excellent, whilst the organisation by BBDRC and an abundance of marshalls make this a joy to run with their encouragement. Plus at the end there was hot soup, hot drinks, and Adnams Ales in goodie bag. Definitely be returning next year!!! Date of review: November 5, 2012
In short: Great mornings running In full: Lovely course through great countryside with a couple of nasty hills at the end to finish you off. A great race to be part of. Date of review: November 5, 2012
In short: As my first ever race and in preperation for the Norwich Half Marathon I was slightly apprehensive. But I need not have worried as the organisers were so supportive, the runners were all friendly and the marshalls (who incidentally stood out in lash In full: ing rain totally soaked, for hours) were absolutely tremendous - giving us all cheers and encouragement. On return, after the last gruesome hill, we were cheered home and given beer, hot soup, goody bags and BIG pats on the back Thank you for making my first run so fab, I can safely say I am hooked !!! Date of review: November 5, 2012
In short: Smiles within a storm… In full: …one minute before the race the start line was empty as everyone was taking shelter from the torrential rain, as the start was signalled several hundred runners emerged with beaming smiles ready to race in conditions that ducks were afraid of. A race to remember with fantastic support from all those that stood out in the rain whilst we ran as fast as we could to keep warm! Will certainly return next year - but will pack my swim goggles just in case! Date of review: November 5, 2012
In short: Excellent race and brilliantly organised. In full: As a beginner I was aprehensive having only ever done one race previous at this distance. The weather tried its absolute hardest to put a spanner in the works, but despite this the race ran like clockwork, the course was excellently marshalled and free hot drinks at the finish.
I'll certainly be doing it again and now looking forward to the Norwich Half at the end of Nov!!
Well done BBDRC :-) Date of review: November 5, 2012
In short: Fantastic race with goody bag beer and free soup -what more do you need. In full: Very well organised, super friendly marshalls, well laid out course with a sneaky hill at the end. Nice medal and a bottle of Adnams in the goody bag, and free soup for all runners - The weather tried its hardest but BBDRC win agin!! Date of review: November 5, 2012
In short: Definitely worth doing, extremely well organised, excellent friendly marshalls (despite the rain), good changing facilities and nice hot soup, tea and cake, a medal and a beer at the end! Date of review: November 5, 2012
In short: Brilliant organisation. Such friendly marshals despite atrocious conditions. In full: So well organised. Excellent Sports Hall facilities. Marshals were stupendious. This race usually has bad weather, so nothing new. Such a friendly race. Well done yet again BBDRC. See you at your marathon & ½ marathon in April. Date of review: November 5, 2012