In short: Absolutely fantastic! In full: I ran the full marathon last year and, as I had enjoyed the whole atmosphere so much then, I returned this year to do it all again but, this time, just the half-marathon. Everything was just perfect, yet again: The marshals, the route, the organisation, the lovely medal and technical-t-shirt, my excellent shield - you name it this event has got it all! Well worth the trip, from wherever you live, you won't be disappointed. A perfect PB course, fast and scenic if you find the time to look at the scenery!! All going well, I shall return in 2013. Can't wait! Date of review: October 8, 2012
In short: fantastic race again In full: I came here for the half last year and thought it was a fantastic, well organised, friendly race. I had to come back and do the full. I was not disapointed! Once again it was a fabulous course and one of the best organised races I've been to. Better than the big ones. Date of review: October 8, 2012
In short: Well Organised In full: First time at this event and made a weekend of it. Paced with girl friend how nearly managed PB, great first timer course and PB potenial if it wasn't so hot. thank to all marshells and Mablethorpe folk. Date of review: October 12, 2011
In short: Great Organisation and marshall support In full: The 2 laps did my head in on a very hot testing day, did not enjoy passing the finish to do around again! 10/10 for friendliness, organisation, support from marshalls, water stations etc. Date of review: October 11, 2011
In short: Excellent race, well organised, worth the journey In full: Despite the hot weather provision had been made with plenty of water to drink and to cool down with. The marshals, locals and holiday makers were all very supportive. The facilities for runners were good as was the running top.
We really enjoyed it and it was worth the 2 hour early morning drive! Date of review: October 9, 2011
In short: Great marshalling and organisation. Lots of thought for very hot runners In full: We had a heat wave on 2 October when it should have been nice and cool. the day before the race the organisers bought waterbutts that they set out in between the water stations so you could cover yourself in water to cool down. Some of the local kids were helping hand the water out in basins. The marshalls were brilliant even though they had to stand out in the heat with no shade for hours. They were really positive. My favourite group had little headbands with pink pom poms on the end. Unfortunately, I had to retire at mile 20 due to the heat and couldn't finish. Nevertheless, if it hadn't have been hot I could have achieved a PB. Its a flat course and not so many people that you are always having to overtake. some of the roads are quite narrow so you have to rely on motorists giving you consideration, but all the ones I came across did. Mu only dislike was that it felt quite lonely at times as you are miles out in the country with just your thoughts, but that is a personal thing and shouldn't be a people not to do it. I'll be back next year and, heat forbidding, I'll be looking to finish it. Date of review: October 8, 2011
In short: I'd recommend it to anyone - got to be one of the flattest courses out there In full: The only reason for not doing it again is that we rarely do the same marathon twice - otherwise we won't have time to do them all. We did it for a time, can't blame the heatwave on the organisers! Even in such extreme conditions there was plentiful water, full marks for that. Date of review: October 6, 2011