In short: Sea-side fun! In full: I too travelled a few hours to get to this race and it was worth every minute. I knew it was going to be a multi-lap, as would everyone else who entered had they done the smallest amount of research, so there can be no complaints there. The start area was pretty busy with everyone sheltering from the rain in the start tent but I made my way to the clubhouse opposite which was empty, so changed, used the loo and relaxed there. It was avaialble to all as I heard a few announcements being made but people seem to be happier huddling together in the tent. The weather in the end was ok, the rain was light (unlike for the kids run) and the wind not too strong. For a Londoner anytime spent by the seaside is a joy so I loved running by the coast. The marshalls were absolutely fantastic and those with race clipboards often called out individual names. The 3rd and 4th laps seemed to go by pretty quickly and it was quite inspiring to see the elite athletes running in the opposite direction. I was determined not to get lapped but unfortunately failed! 31 seconds outside my PB (Wokingham) so was very happy. Cake at the end was of course wonderful. Well deserved sleep on the train home ended a great day. Thanks so much Bexhill for a fantastic race. It's these sort of small, friendly races that keep me wanting to come back for more. Date of review: November 10, 2009
In short: Worth finishing for the cakes In full: It was cold and wet but not as windy as last year. The course remained the same 4 circuits, at least you can't get lost, along the seafront and the park. Marshalls were charming and the atmosphere relaxed. The end was welcome as were the cakes which I'm pleased to report were as delicious as last year. Very nice medal and quality t-shirt, 5 minutes quicker than last year and not wind assisted. Back for more next year. Date of review: November 10, 2009
In full: my second year for the Half, a fabulous addition to the Bexhill runners Series of races. Very Friendly! very well organised! I'll be back next year. A big thank you! Date of review: November 10, 2009
In short: Fantastic!!! In full: I heartily endorse all the positive comments that have been made by other competitors. I achieved a PB of 1/41/36 at the grand old age of 59 yrs and 8 days and I'm still on cloud 10!! Date of review: November 10, 2009
In short: God race, if you are just starting racing In full: RAIN, COLD WIND AND A LITTLE LACK OF WATER ON LAP3 AND AT THE END DID NOT OR COULD NOT OF SPOLIT THE DAY WELL RUN,GOOD SUPPORT, BEST MEDAL I HAVE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME AND THE WORLDS BEST CAKES FOR FREE AT THE END SAY NO MORE THANK YOU Date of review: November 10, 2009
In short: Great race, despite the conditions In full: Travelled 2 hours to do this race, and glad I did! Good organisation, great marshalls, and nice to hear your name called out after each lap. Lovely cakes at the end too. Definitely do it again. Date of review: November 9, 2009
In short: Good race In full: Not looking forward to 4 laps or the pouring rain, but in the end both where ok - and the cakes and Bacon butty ruined the calories may have burned off Date of review: November 9, 2009
In short: Nasty weather at the start, no mile markers but a great afternoon! In full: As a first timer to Bexhill wasn't sure how this one would pan out but on balance it was a great afternoon despite the awful weather at the start.
The toilets for changing were a bit iffy as it was raining really heavily and everything was drenched. I sacked it and ended up changing at the De La Warr Pavilion which was just along the prom.
The stewards were really friendly and encouraging, especially the guy near the cone at the far end of the prom and the guy on the PA name checking each of us as we finished our laps. The course wasn't as dull as I thought it might be despite going round 4 times. I initially missed the mile markers but shaved 3.5 mins off my PB so maybe I don't need them. Nearly missed the finish and almost started another lap at the end, some more signs there might have been handy. Great cakes and really nice atmosphere at the finish.
Respect to Bexhill Runners for putting on a friendly and well run event for a great cause.