In short: More ladies loos please!!!! In full: A lovely well organised race set in a charming Lincolnshire Spa town. My only gripes would be that it took some time tpo park (which rentrants could perhaps be warned about) and there was a seriosly insufficient number of ladies loos! (resulting in the discreet use of bushes by a number of ladies - wholly unwanted at the start of a race!).
More loos next year PLEASE !!!.... Date of review: September 26, 2009
In short: very enjoyable race In full: very fast, flat course. Experience will tell me next time however to get a little closer to the front at the start! spent the first kilometre running on an uneven grassy bank just trying to get round people. Kilometre markings wholly innacurate also, not so good when checking split times. Overall was an excellent event though. Date of review: June 13, 2009
In short: Lucky I didn't bring my elephant In full: This was a very nice race but it was a bit like sardines at the start. It's fine for shuffling zombies like me but anyone with aspirations for a quick time would struggle to get past during the first mile. After the first mile it opens out and it's a very pleasant run. The marshall and organisers were first rate. The race is chipped, so next year I think I'll have a nice cup of tea for 10 minutes at the start so by the time I catch the backmarkers the field will be spread out.
In short: Need to pen runners at start; some expected times signs would be helpful. In full: If you are aiming for a PB and can run 10K in 45 mins or thereabouts, then don't stand at the back of the field at the start! Better organisation - and penning - would make this a far more enjoyable run: I spent the first 1.5 kms dodging people and running 'off road' to get round lines of 8 to 10 people abreast! Overall, a very pleasant run, but my gripe re: the start is valid I feel... Date of review: June 9, 2009
In short: Good event In full: A good event again. Only criticism would be the placing of the km markers. Unless my running was particularly erratic I'm sure some were not in the right place. Date of review: June 8, 2009