In short: My 1st event, will do again. In full: Great medal but goody bag and t-shirt not so good. Well organised on the day although parking uneccessarily slow. No web site update ever. Date of review: April 12, 2012
In short: Great for PB In full: Flat and quick except for cobbles in last 200m. Stayed overnight within walking distance of start so didn't notice traffic issues. Agree some extra markers at last 5,4,3,2, 100 metres would be good. Don't mind limited goody bag as the medal was the best I've seen. Didn't even notice chip bins and ended up posting chip back later. Good crowd support. Nice finish in castle. Date of review: April 12, 2012
In short: Better than last year. Please sort out the goody bag. In full: The race actually started this year closer to the official time. Why not just start the race on time and if anyone is still coming down Riseholme road they can put in a warm up run and join in at the back. If Lincoln's roads cant cope with that number of people getting in on time then the numbers should be restricted.
You did get a t-shirt this time but seriously I wouldn't have bothered. Forget the t-shirt unless it is going to be something decent and instead put a couple of bits to eat in the goody bag. There was a bottle of water and a space blanket thats it!. For the cost of entering you should get something more. Grantham half is much cheaper and the goody bag is great (beer, crisps, chunky kitkat, cereal bar, tech t-shirt etc). The only other issue was the chip bins. They were being carried around and the people carrying them seemed to be moving. There were lots of runners wandering around asking where to get rid of their chip. Why not have them in the castle grounds clearly signed. It is a very nice finish although very crowded. I will continue to do this as it is my local race but please sort out the start time and goody bag. Date of review: April 3, 2012
In short: Seemed much better organised this year In full: Buggy push and school race on the Saturday this year,hence roads clear and got off on time.Parked in town and walked up the hill hence avoided the parking/road closed nightmare.Seemed much better organised than previous years.Good support from the crowds. Will be back next year Date of review: March 26, 2012
In short: Excellent, and colour coded start really made first couple of K much easier! In full: There was so much positive about this, and really pleased that Lincoln are listening to suggestions. Well done! Date of review: March 26, 2012
In full: This is my local race, so feel I should support it. Didn't need to attempt parking this year as got a lift in and dropped off. Fast course although the last 1km on the cobbles feels a bit slippery.
Baggage tent at end seemed organised, but they couldn't find my bag - although clearly labelled it had got moved at some point and it took quite a while to reunite us. Date of review: March 26, 2012
In short: Overall enjoyed the race itself but had horrendous trouble getting parked. Took over an hour to get into official car park! In full: Is this race now getting too big for Lincoln and attracting too many competitors? Had horrendous problems getting into the city due to road closures, which led to problems finding official car park! Unlike previous years there was no clear signage to car parks, when I eventually found right road had to queue for ages! Took me over an hour to get parked so got completely stressed out before the race. Also lengthy queues for toilets. Unless you get into the city for about 9am forget having a stress free led up to start - will seriously question whether I enter this race again in the future! Date of review: March 26, 2012