In short: Well done on another super race! In full: A great race again - congratulations Sleaford Striders! The mile markers were spot on this year, and the muddy section wasn't too bad. The killer hill at the end is still a killer, but the cup of tea and lovely goodie bag made up for it. The marshals and organisation was superb and thanks for the jelly babies between mile 9 and 10 - much needed! Well done and see you again next year! Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Great Race - Loved the text msg with your Time In full: Third year at this race.. You know a race is good when you keep going back.. great atmosphere, good organisation and great course.. Loved that fact that i have my offical time sms'd to me before i had let the car park.. will be back next year.. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: superb In full: Despite being just down the road this is the first time I've done Sleaford. I really enjoyed this. Miles 3 and 4 were off road, and tougher (my Garmin recorded 30+ secs slower than my road pace) and the last half mile across the playing field seemed to last a very long time!
Bit cold and blustery in places, but marshalls and organisers incredibly friendly and smiley, and definitely one to put in the diary for next year.
In short: Extremely well organised and great value for money In full: What an uplifting event! The first few miles are challenging on the trail part of the route but once onto the road section the pace picked up. I felt like I was running downhill for miles - I think the beautiful sunshine has this effect on me. I went to the event on my own but was soon chatting to other runners. Its a very friendly event. A big thank you to the organisers and marshalls - you should feel very proud of yourselves! Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Really good event, well organised and marshalls were fab! :) In full: The event was very well organised and we received a lovely goodie bag and t shirt at the end. The timings were already printed out and stuck on the bar by the time I had got up there which was really good, and by the time we got back to the car we had received a text confirming our times - we were very impressed. the chip timing was also great and the chip is the best I have used so far - it just velcros round your ankle, no wires or unlacing your trainers etc... This course would be a good one for getting a PB, there are a couple of nasty hills but mostly long flat stretches of road or field tracks, the last mile was horrible though :( I would definitely do this event again - it was a good day. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Great Half Marathon In full: It was the third year i ve done this half marathon and i ve enjoyed every one.The course was slightly different this year taking the muddy and very slippery 2 or 3 miles out from last year.The new bit was a little muddy but nowhere near as bad.The Marshalls were fantastic again and the t-shirt and goody bag for the money we paid was excellent. Date of review: March 13, 2011
In full: definately a better route than last year, a bit slippy and muddy in places but it did rain the whole day before,on the day the weather was a bit cool but just right for running really,very cold for spectators, i was very cross at the end when i got my free hot drink but when i tried to buy one for my poor freezing husband they would not sell a cup of tea, think that needs sorting for next year i know there was a burger van outside but we wanted to hear the presentation which was inside. also the old favourite lack of toilet facilities for the ladies, i would have liked to see some portaloos nearer the parking,after a long drive the last thing you need is to find the nearest loos are a good walk away, apart from those two issues a great race i knocked 19 mins off last years time and set a new pb, so i was well chuffed, see you next year Date of review: February 24, 2011