In short: Great fast route and excellent venue - but that wind!! In full: Really enjoyed this race, firts time I'd done this. Normally wouldn't travel this far (100 miles) but I have family in Norwich so combined it with a visit.
Great venue with good facilities - large covered areas to shelter from the wind, baggage, large changing areas, food, showers.
The route is 2 laps from the showground, through countryside and neighbourhoods and small villages. Doesn't go into the city at all and is about 6 or 7 miles out of the city.
Good crowd support in the villages and excellent when you went through the showground for the 2nd lap and big crowds at the finish. Roads were fairly quiet though with few spectators in some areas. Really helpful and encouraging marshals.
The route is quite flat so good for a PB, but this year there was very strong wind so made for quite slow progress! Running into wind for several miles (and again on the second lap) does sap energy! No headphones allowed for safety.
Awesome medal, very unusual, and great goodie bag (in a real canvas bag) with plenty of post-race food and snacks.
If my brother is still in Norwich next year I'll be back for 2013. Date of review: November 26, 2012
In short: Lovely race - small and friendly In full: Really friendly race - well organised and the extreme weather / wind conditions just brought everyone closer together. This was my third time and I will be back despite living many many miles away - well done and thank you to the organisiers! Date of review: November 26, 2012
In short: Wind, wind, wind and wind again In full: The race was good but mile 1 to 3 wow,, wind was like a wall then mile 7 to 10 same again but race was brilliant we'll organised we'll presented and only had to travel 0.5 miles to get there to all who fancies a little bit of the Norfolk countryside give it a go you will be suitable impressed Date of review: November 25, 2012
In short: Excellent race, course, organisation - but that WIND! In full: Second time round for me and everything went as it did in 2011 - including that WIND! Nice when it was at your back but definitely used up petrol fighting against it. Of course the organisers cant do anything about that!
The course is a good quick one. The organisation brilliant (from numbers being sent out early; informative website; great car park marshalls; course marshalls; updating notices on Facebook; baggage/changing facilities). The medal is fantastic and the goody bag is the best you'll ever get anywhere.
The only reason why I say I wont run this again is because of the travel. Living in Kent, I am sticking with races in Kent and Sussex.
Easily the best race I have run in. Well done to the organisers.
In short: Excellent race, course, organisation In full: Such a well organised event - have it all covered from car park marshalls to changing facilities and a fast course to boot! Love the goody bag (no flyers!) and very impressive medal!
Best event I have participated in - even beats the big Bristol races (10Km and Half). I will be back! Date of review: December 5, 2011