In short: Over priced, inadequately marshalled and lacked atmosphere. In full: Way over priced at £15 and just a medal no T/shirt or goody bag and too add insult a hefty £2 parking fee! The race was inadequately marshalled, little to no support or encouragement along the way and some junctions only marked with small arrows so potential to take wrong track! As this is a new event I hope the organisers can improve as it does have potential. Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Expensive scenic flat run In full: Small number of runners took part in the flat scenic 2 lap course around Stanwick lakes. The route was unclear at one point, you didn’t know whether to go through a gate or go right along a path. Wasn’t too sure where the finish line was either. Most disappointing thing about this run was the extortionate price. £15 to enter + £2 to park your car + £2 for a cake at the cafe. DIY timing, no goody bag at the finish, just a medal received.
Potential to be a good run if they reduced the entry fee closer to £10, attracting a few more runners, added a couple more marshals, used a timing system and supplied a cereal bar and bottle of water at the finish (like all the other runs I’ve done). As it was you may as well have simply turned up and run around the lake a couple of times and saved yourself from being a victim of daylight robbery!
In short: Wonderful route along tracks and quiet lanes, very well organised, a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere throughout. Water-stops just when you needed them and the tease of the local pub 750m before the finish! Date of review: September 24, 2009
In full: FAB race. Would love to do it again tomorrow (if I had it in me!!) Organisation was superb (almost military!) and the event went like clockwork. Totally friendly, fun and really enjoyable. Higly recomend other runners for next year. Only dissapointment for me was discovering at 35 I am a veteran :o( Date of review: September 19, 2009