In short: Great rural race. Mix of roads, track and a brilliant muddy bit. Enthusiastic marshalls with jelly babies. Spot on goody bag and a cup of tea. A much improved race from 2008. Well done Sleaford Striders. Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: slick and well organised race providing good value for money. In full: whilst the off road section offered a bit of variety, the race would be enhanced by again looking at a totally on-road course. That said, there were lots of enthusiastic marshalls on the course, making the race a worthwhile experience. thank you Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: Could be a superfast 1/2 if not for the muddy section. In full: I was a great race. The muddy section was the only downfall. 10m marker was well off as well according to my Garmin. I was very happy with the course 9-13miles though. Slight downhill. Got to strech the legs out. A great race and a regular in my calender. Thanks Sleaford Striders. Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: My first Half marathon. If they are all like this I am pleased I took up running In full: Very nervous when I got there but soon got chatting to other runners. Really friendly bunch, even the scouts in the car park. Set off at the back and managed to work my way forwards as I ran. marshals were great all encouraged me and the jelly beans were an unexpected treat just as I was thinking my legs would go no further. Loved chating to people as I ran (why do people run with i pods, do they know wht they are missing?)
Great tee shirt wore it to work on Monday, Didnt expect a free massage. Thank you to the organisers for this half marathon. See you next year. Date of review: March 6, 2010
In short: Off road is too early, too slippery. We were jossling for space on the dirt tracks In full: It would have been nice to find my name on the finishers list. The couple at the finish taking numbers looked a bit flustered when more than a couple came in at the same time. Not too bothered as it was just a training run and I used my Garmin. Date of review: March 6, 2010
In short: A very muddy half In full: A very well organised race with a slightly more difficult off road section which made a change to the country roads which all began to look the same by the end. some mild undulations but not as hilly as i thought it was going to be.
The tshirt at the end is quite nice, as were the jelly babies handed out ataround 7 miles. Date of review: March 4, 2010