In short: Good, BUT In full: This is the second time I have done this race. Last year I got a longsleeved top which has come in very useful, this year I got a medal which will go in a drawer with the others.
The marshalls out on the course were very supportive, but the start was chaotic, people did not know when we were off.
The Park and Ride was a good idea but nobody was able to tell me where the bus left from on the way back and yet there were signs up on the road back telling you how to get back to the Park and Ride. A nice big one where the bus started from would have been helpful. I asked two marshalls and a policeman who each gave me a different answer and so ended up walking back to the Car Park Date of review: January 28, 2008
In short: Very friendly, a nice route and well marshalled In full: This was my first ever race and I think I chose well. Everyone was very friendly, the route was quite picturesque, if a little tough (the hill at 4 miles was a killer)and the locals came out to cheer us on. An unforgettable day for me and I would definately do it again. Date of review: January 28, 2008
In short: A pleasent enough race. In full: This is pleasently scenic route through some of kent's best countyside. But don't let this lure you into a force sense of security, this is a hard course with 2 very sizeable climbs & a whole host of nasty undulations.
My one concern was that the organisation was not quite as good this year, a hap-hazard start where the starter did not call us forward to the line and a hooter living running not quite sure if the race had started or not! The lack of water supplies at the end of the race was poor. The waterstation operators only had enough water a couple of us mid-field runners, and slower runners were left without. Date of review: January 28, 2008
In short: Gorgeous scenery combined with beautiful sunny day In full: Lovely run in the countryside through Bridge & Patrixbourne with a couple of hills on a gorgeous sunny day - what more can you ask for? Good encouragement from marshalls & Park & Ride worked really well too. Date of review: January 28, 2008
In short: Beautiful Course, very crowed start. In full: Very sceanic. The start was very crowded it was hard to overtake for the first 2 miles. The Marshalls were not as enthusiastic as at other events. But a lovely race and great course with lovely off road sections around the fields of Kent. Date of review: January 28, 2008
In short: I really enjoyed this one In full: The organisation was good and the atmosphere great for serious and non-srious runners. The course is nice, mostly on country lanes and tracks. The weather for this year was glorious and despite being a bit hilly (worst one at 4 miles and another gentle one at 7) it is a relatively fast course. It's the 3rd time I've done this one and I'll be back for more. On the downside, the mile 3 marker was at 2.8 miles, and the showers were stone cold, but maybe if I'd run faster I'd have got some of the hot! I highly recommend this race. Thanks Invicta East Kent AC! Date of review: January 28, 2008