In short: a very good low key mid week event start a nightmare In full: a very good low key mid week event start a nightmare signs should of been posted to keep the slow ones at the back and the fast ones at the front but other than that a good race Date of review: June 11, 2009
In short: cramped at the start but otherwise excellent - special thanks to all the marshalls who bravded the rain but kept smiling . In full: The start was a little cramped, quess this cannot be helped because of the new course, but the start line should have been more obvious. Other than that the course and organisation was excellent. The marshalls in particular were brilliant, everyone with a word of encouragement - thank you. Date of review: June 11, 2009
In short: Good race over a new course In full: Had a mare with my Garmin due to the rain, but managed to go sub 40 for the first time. It was a bit confusing at the start but no concerns once you got going and well marshalled. Date of review: June 11, 2009
In short: Great new course (apart from the start) - well done to the Friends of Lethbridge! In full: Great race despite the rain. Marshalls were excellent. Only criticism is the narrow start - shame we weren't under the bridge when the heavens opened!! Date of review: June 11, 2009
In short: Start was a disaster, but still a very enjoyable run In full: To be fair to the organisers, the route had to be re-designed due to a motorway bridge no longer being in existence, meaning the start line had to be moved forward.
Unfortunately this meant the start was very crowded and congested, and judging by my offical time vs my watch time meant it took about a minute to cross the line (although I couldn't make out precisely where this was)! It also meant I was unable to get any speed or momentum in the first kilometre, which should have been faster as it was downhill.
These problems notwithstanding, a very enjoyable midweek run and I agree with one of my club members that the new course is an improvement with more twists and turns.
Full credit to the organisers as well for providing a useful and interesting memento in the form of a kit bag, which makes a change from yet another t-shirt or medal! Date of review: June 11, 2009
In short: very wet n muddy,good fun, start set up a bit messy.. In full: Despite the rather large downpour, it was a good race on trails, tarmac and gravel,well marshalled,only gripe was the set up at the start,unclear where actual start line was, and as a consequence finishing times are a little 'out'. Very hard to over take and get into the swing for the first mile or so because of narrowness of pathway...But for a local race, it has a great atmosphere, good off road route and a pleasant run. :) Date of review: June 11, 2009
In short: Start could have been better, but a good course, very wet! In full: Not a bad course overall, well marshalled on the way round but the start was a bit of a shambles...not clear where the start line was and all crammed into a small path.
The weather played it's part but didn't dampen the atmosphere.
My only minor niggle is the timing - I ran my first Sub 50 but the official timing was just over 50, this was due to me being a third of the way down the pack, which was a little frustrating. Good fun overall and good for beginners. Date of review: June 11, 2009