In short: There is a 2 1/2 mile stretch called the Viking Way, this was very wet and muddy. This did not spoil the race and just slowed you up slightly. A great race which was very well organised. In full: Very well done to the Sleaford Striders Running Club for the organisation and a huge thank you to all of the wonderful Marshall's who stood in the freezing cold, wet and windy conditions. You helped the whole day to go very smoothly. Date of review: March 1, 2010
In short: I really love your tiger feet In full: Excuse my french but that was bloomin hard work!.
The organisation and marshalls were excellent - lots of support, free massage and free hot drink at the end, and getting in and out of the car park was a doddle.
The roads sections are superb - nice scenic straight roads with PB potential. The viking way was the toughie though - I know why we're not all speaking Danish now - it must have been raining when the longboats landed. It definitely makes getting to the finish line a lot more satisfying.
I shall be back next year in the glorious 25 degrees sunshine with bigger and more colourful balls
In full: My first half marathon since 1994 - and nearly exactly the same time! I was a 27 year old whipper snapper then so not bad for a middle aged plodder. I enjoyed this, it was well organised and friendly. The Viking Way was interesting but the long main road was a bit dull. Thank you the angel who gave me 3 jelly babies at the 8 mile drinks stand: what a revelation! About 1.5 miles later they really took effect, sadly the affect only lasted 1.5 miles before everyone I'd overtaken went past me again! Still, I'm now aching nicely. Many thanks to all who organised a very challenging but strangely enjoyable event. Date of review: March 1, 2010
In short: Fantabulous event, can we do it again nextweek ;o) In full: A brilliant event and has to be one of the best organised ones too. I dont do the off road thing but loved the viking way and its mud, and how quick are those last few miles. Pity the tea man hadnt opened earlier but to be fair he probably wanted to stay where it was warm lol. Lea and her marshalls were fantastic, they musthave been frozen and yet were still cheering and clapping all the way round. I cant talk this event up enough. Well done Sleaford Striders, see you in 2011. Date of review: March 1, 2010