In short: Classic tester before a spring marathon. Pleasant, no frills coastal routes In full: Do this event every year. Very good organistaion and lovely supportive Marshalls. Probably bulk of runners are club people, as is a Kent GP event. Its a classic test of current ability before a spring marathon, so would suit all levels. Route is pleasant mainly along coastal paths. Suprisingly undulating! Would say average in terms of value - medal, water, choc bar at the end. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In full: This was my training run before the London Marathon and I loved it! Have never run this far before and am well chuffed. The run between the trees and on the field at Bay Point was very unwelcome and I was worried I'd damage my ankles. My goody bag was very poor and disappointing - bottle of water, medal and a chocolate bar Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Well done Thanet for a tremendous effort, first ten much better than last ten but could see logic in doing it this way round, Lovely cheery marshalls, must keep this race for 2014!!def Date of review: March 3, 2013
In short: Well organised race on a challenging course In full: Well organised event. Smallish field (286). Plenty of water stations. Nice medal and goody bag. Fantastic marshalls.
Club runners dominated the race as it was included as Kent County Championship race. They were all very supportive of the back markers which was great.
For me, the course was challenging. Very undulating! First half takes you up and down the promenade and cliff top. Catches up with you in the second half. Very scenic though on the seafront and nice sandy beaches at that end (heading towards Broadstairs). The second half (heading towards Sandwich) was flatter with only a few rises. Not much scenery out that way.
Used this for training for the London Marathon. Definitely serves its purpose for that! Date of review: March 3, 2013
In short: Nice December Blast In full: First time even though it is on my door step, it was a little windy but it did not really hamper things too much. Really enjoyed it, marshals where great, they must have been freezing but always had a smile and a word of encouragement. Would highly recommend it, will be doing it again next year hopefully. Date of review: December 5, 2012
In short: Really impressed by the organisation and support, in fact the whole package. A great event for all levels. Details below. In full: A note of thanks to Thanet Road Runners and all the members on the 10 mile course yesterday. Really impressed by the organisation and support, in fact the whole package. Race headquarters in a large warm Pavilion with food and drink available. Coastal path course predominantly flat and fast, much of it along the water’s edge. Well marshaled. Excellent support. Even the quality of the medal and T Shirt were impressive. Drink bottle & banana in the good bag. A great event for all levels. Date of review: December 4, 2012
In short: A well oiled machine In full: A very well organised race with a good crowd and great marshalls. It wasn't until the 5 mile turn that I realised why I had run so fast going out. The wind was ferocious coming back, but a great challenge. Very enjoyable and satisfying. I like the last little uphill challenge at the end. Well done to the Thanet RR AC and the Race Director for putting on a good show. Date of review: December 4, 2012
In short: Will Be Back Next Year In full: Thanks to all the marshals, standing in the cold for hours. Even though I drove from Dover I found the direction signs to the event a great help. Don't know about the view though, all those expensive windmills standing there doing nothing even though the wind was blowing. Great end to the race with a quick sprint up the 'grassy knoll'. Apart from chilly patellae I enjoyed the whole event and will be back next year. Date of review: December 3, 2012