In short: My local City race and 2nd year I have ran it. In full: Car parking was terrible, traffic queues for 40 minutes and we were an hour and a half early. Traffic leaving was just as bad. Couldn't find the shuttle bus afterwards and by the 100s walking and the half full bus that I did see arriving showed that most other runners struggled to locate them too. Goody bag was pointless. The good bits? Medal was superb again, crowds are great, Castle grounds and race village good, more ice cream vans needed. Loads of pubs, restaurants etc at the finish. A favorite because the feeling I got from finishing it for the 1st time was something else. I will run it again but I might make it a marathon by running there and back instead of getting stuck in a traffic queue of 5000 people trying to get parked on a football pitch. Date of review: April 7, 2013
In short: I love this race In full: This was the race that set me off running a year ago 12 other races later I loved my 2nd go at it.
The people of Lincoln really give this event some support so the atmosphere is very special Have to agree about goody bag utter rubbish, if there is nothing in it just hand out a medal as other races do. Just a waste of 5500 bags in my view. Needs sorting for next year. Date of review: April 7, 2013
In short: Great local support, terrible goody bag, getting out of car park hard! In full: Love this race, loads of local support, flat and fast! Shuttle buses great to get you back to the car park! Fab medal but goody bag worst I've ever had! Water, medal, foil blanket and loads of flyers! Grim for such a big event! Date of review: April 7, 2013
In short: far better races for the money/lincoln need to learn In full: same old issues , parking and useless goody bag . i dread to think of the affect on the environment handing out all those empty plastic bags at the end , just not necessary for a bottle of water and a medal .Wont be spending my hard earned on this race again. Date of review: April 7, 2013
In short: Race itself - great, however getting there, parking and goody bag were awful, no nutrition at all in the bag for when you finish, one bottle of water. Shuttle bus drivers were agressive and unpleasant too just to top it off. Date of review: April 7, 2013
In short: Nice race, however parking a nightmare need more than one car park. Definitely need bins for chips at exit of race village as wasted time at end trying to locate bin! Disappointing goody bag - a chocolate bar would be nice! Date of review: April 15, 2012
In short: A great day with excellent weather In full: This race has eluded me for 4 years, so I was glad to finally get to run it. The cobbles at the end worried me and they prevented an all out sprint to the end. The walk back to the car park was epic.......the chip buckets would have been better if they were actual bin located between the castle and the Lawn. However, the event had a great buzz to it and the crowd support was good all helped by the great weather. Will do it again next year. Date of review: April 12, 2012