In short: Superb In full: I was one of the two Watford Joggers running this, thanks for the name check! Well worth the journey for a unique, fun and very well organised event. Didn't know quite how much water to expect, but we got plenty of it in the river crossing. Really different and a grand day out, how better to spend a birthday! Date of review: June 16, 2013
In short: Wet, sandy, but great fun In full: A lovely race running across the sands of Morecambe bay over to Flookborough in Cumbria. Lovely and flat,but very wet. In some places the tidal water comes up to your waist!! But thoroughly enjoyed it. Date of review: June 16, 2013
In full: A good day, quirky with having to wade through water at times, wet sand makes it a bit more interesting, people are friendly, good atmosphere. Saw people from Watford so this meet must a definite for those that want a change from the commercial races and enjoy running Date of review: June 16, 2013
In short: Great afternoon's running, friendly, brilliant scenery, challenging course! In full: Definitely do this one again. A slow time, but understandable given the amount of wading. Lots of friendly chat among participants. I know the area well and have always wanted to go out on the sands - couldn't think of a better way. Date of review: August 22, 2012
In short: Faster than a galloping horse - beat the tide In full: "Is there a cut off time?" the bloke sat next to me on the coach asked. "Only the tide!". Certainly an incentive to us plodders.
Don't let the flat course fool you, this is tough going. Head wind, totally exposed to the elements, three river crossings (I think) plus about a mile ankle deep in water. The net effect is totally draining on middle aged legs. I've done two full marathons this year, including Coniston Trail and think I felt more tired at the end of this.
BUT what an amazing experience to be so far out on the sands, seeing a snake of runners far in front and far behind. Well worth doing for the experience, and the bragging rights.
Lots of great friendly runners at the start, the man with a generous supply of jelly babies much welcomed at 11 miles, the little jokes cracked all the way and a warm welcome at the finish.
Organisation wasn't perfect but good enough and a bit of bling to hang around my nexk for the journey home.