In short: Sorry about the toilets. In full: Getting a lot of comments about the toilets and just wanted to apologise. As organsiers, it was totally out of our hands - we were informed at 5pm the night before that the main toilets were closed for refurbishment. We had one set up open behind the cafe and another set were opened at 10am plus the ones in the cafe. Unfortunately the cafe toilets then got blocked too. The main toilet block will be refurbished ready for the February Chilly, but that was of no comfort yesterday I know. Date of review: November 23, 2009
In short: PB course when not windy. No more, no less In full: I have given the PB 100% as this is what it would be on a calm day. Strange but strangely enjoyable running round a race track (OK - who had car noises in their head) Yes it could be boring but it's only 3 laps, Would be far worse on a shorter circuit. Minor gripe - Chip collection could have had a few more helping hands although they did vary registration times to keep queues down. 1 toilet block open was a joke. Iwas led to believe that another one did open later. In all fairness I will hold back on my judgement of the organisers for this as this may have been the responsibility of the race track owners. Were they aware of numbers involved? Date of review: November 23, 2009
In short: Problem with the 'year' drop down list .... In full: If you have rated this race in 2009 already (August) you can not re-select 2009 as it doesn't appear in the list ??? This message will have 2007 against it as I had to use the 2008 year ! Date of review: November 22, 2009
In short: Great weather, made it worth getting up for ! In full: Fairly local race being only 25 miles or so from where I live so despite the poor weather I made the effort (last November I satyed in bed !). 2nd time I have run this course, pb'd in August and amazingly, again today .... probably because I didn't want to be out in the rain for long! Organisation is ok although ditto for the loos. Car parking so close to the race means that you can arrive late and leave quickly so it doesn't screw the rest of your day up. Only real negative was the wind on the back straight which was even stronger than in August. Date of review: November 22, 2009
In short: Generally good, with one major issue In full: Let's start with the good bits. In general this is a really good event, well organised and efficient. Running on a racetrack was a novelty. Normally I have no time for runners who moan aboput a lack of toilets, and think that they'd be better off directing their energies towards getting there in reasonable time. However, when you're travelling for an hour to the race 'coordinating' bodily functions is hit and miss, and provision is needed. In summary, there was ONE toilet for the 150 odd blokes in the race (badly signed too, with several 'false' signs). As a result I endured a massively uncomfortable last 3km where I had to virtually walk and any hope of a decent time disappeared. This isn't an excuse - my own lack of fitness was the main reason for a disappointing time. However, such complete lack of provision is simply not good enough, especially at a circuit like this where facilities should have been plentiful Date of review: November 22, 2009
In short: Head wind prevented a pb run! (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to itt) In full: Good organisation. Shame about the wind. It was the only negitive on the day. Everything else went smoothly!! Date of review: November 22, 2009
In short: 3 lap course of circuit so pretty dull but PB potential if it wasn't for the wind In full: Quite a bottle-neck in getting race number and chip - could have done with more people doing this. And more loos required - there are lots there but the majority were locked up!
Sweets at finish were a nice touch and well done to race director for starting race slightly early so we didn't get too cold / wet! Date of review: November 22, 2009