In short: Worth turning up, just for the excellent quality medal! In full: I found this race whilst sifting through the Runners World website, it looked like a decent race from the ratings that were posted and I wasn't disappointed.
NEGATIVE: It was quite cramped inside the ski headquarters, this made it difficult to see/read the signs that were up. Why was it cramped? lots of people waiting for a few number of toilets. The water station could have been better organised, there were people there, just not very good at handing out water.
POSITIVE: The race route is quite scenic, particularly the first km. All the marshalls and the baggage handlers were very friendly and took time out to have a chat after the race. The free tea and coffee at the finish were a welcome treat! Despite no-one there knowing me, I still got applauded and cheered in at the finish, which I thought was nice of the spectators.
GOODY BAG & MEDAL: The medal had a diameter of about 6.5cm and of a good weight. It was black and gold in colour with the event name/year on it and unusually a web address of the organisers. The goody bag had a can of soft drink, creme egg and cereal bar in it, with a few other bits & bobs.
You'll need to run a time of about 32 mins to be hopeful of finishing in the top three men. The last runner came in at 1 hr 15 mins, so the overall standard was higher than at other 10K races I've completed. Date of review: July 21, 2010
In short: Great course and really well organised. Plus, VFM in spades - the goody bag was way better than anyone could expect In full: Really enjoyed this - a genuinuely interesting course, with probably 2.5 - 3k of challenging uphill (bear in mind this is near Norwich). Marshalls were brilliant, and great conditions for running. Well done to the organisers on this one - quality event Date of review: April 7, 2010
In short: Well done CONAC again!! In full: Another well organised event!! Good pre race organisation, well marshalled on the day, easter egg in your goody bag and free tea and coffee, what more could you want!!! Date of review: April 7, 2010
In short: a great day all round!! In full: i enjoyed the whole day good course a great crowd witch u ran past 3 times witch made friends and family who came to watch happy then really good medal and a nice goody bag witch made me happy so everyone had a good day all round! Date of review: April 7, 2010
In short: Great well-organised race! In full: Excellent race, CONAC really know how to do it! Two hills were tough. I know there were two big downhills too but I was already done in by then!! Date of review: April 6, 2010
In short: Top class organisation, felt like a proper running event !!! In full: It's interesting reading everyone's comments because barring one or two groans this race appears to have everything for everyone. PB's for a just few (yes there ARE hills in Norfolk so let's appreciate them), a challenge (but manageable) to many, and a sense of achievement at the finish line for all. Add in to the mix a large supportive crowd at the finish (which we enjoyed 3 times over thanks to the loop!) and thoroughly professional organisation - This is one for the 'MUST DO' list next year! Date of review: April 6, 2010