In short: Grass, trail & road! A good challenge. In full: First time for me this year and I ran a PB. I reckon that's a pretty good endorsement. Start at RAF Cranwell really well organised and chip timing is always a plus for me. Race set off across grassy fields and after a short spell on tarmac we were on a farmer's track. The frost made the rutted ground a little tricky but it would have been worse in wet mud. After a mile onto tarmac for the rest of the route with long straight sections and long gentle climbs before returning to the grass for the last 1/2 mile. Loved the fluorescent technical t-shirt which will get lots of use for training and the hot cup of tea was a nice touch. All in all a good event and great value for money, just not sure about that farmer's track section. Date of review: February 25, 2013
In short: Good time trial sort of race In full: well organised with very friendly, supportive and efficient marshalls. Goody bag wasn't quite goody (a cereal bar, banana, bird food, massage gel and some leaflets) but the t-shirt is excellent. Date of review: February 25, 2013
In short: 3rd time - keeps getting better In full: A new PB for me in bitterly cold conditions, but once again the Sleaford Half was a super run. Marshals were very encouraging - thanks for the jelly babies - organisation was first rate, hot showers and a hot cuppa at the end. A great t-shirt, banana and goodie bag made my day. Thanks Sleaford for another great event and I look forward to trying to knock off the pesky 29 seconds next year to come under 1 hour 40! Date of review: February 25, 2013
In short: My 3rd outing was my best. In full: Sleaford 1/2 is one of my favorite local events. After missing last years race I was rearing to go for this one. This year the muddy section was fine although still energy sapping and I lost about 30s going through it.
The biggest plus point I can find is the sheer value for money. You cannot get better. For £13 I got a great race, a fantastic technical t-shirt, a hot drink, a banana and a goodie bag.
And to top it off I ran a p.b.
See you next year (weather permitting). Date of review: February 24, 2013
In short: That was a cold wind & slippery off road In full: Good day, pretty good course apart from the track but there is no alternative and only about 1.5 mls. Could be dangerous if really wet I think. With plastic cups I feel one more drink station would be helpful in mid race. Very well marshalled and well signed too. Good job! Date of review: February 20, 2012