In full: Big turn-out for the first time of this event. Fantastic organisation and a great atmosphere, all helped by good support from all the locals along the route and spectators at the finishing line. Excellent facilities for toilets, etc., all within 2 minutes walk of the start and finish. Roads were closed, which was great. Lots of marshalls. FANTASTIC!!! Looking forward to the next race in the series, at Gainsborough. Date of review: September 26, 2011
In short: Good first time 5K - well supported and organised In full: Good quick 5K. Not really very scenic, but really well organised and enthusiastically supported by the locals. Date of review: September 26, 2011
In short: Definite PB course In full: Great to have a traffic free course. Good facilities, easy to get to, good parking and a cheap race by today's standards. Well organised and worth supporting the series. Date of review: September 25, 2011
In short: Great 5km race and excellent for a local runner! In full: I moved into the village a short time ago and tried out the route a week ago. One hill but running in a race and with a friendly group helps along the way. The local support was good (mainly on the high street at the start and finish) and I'm sure it will be the first of many as it was well attended. I really enjoyed my first 5k and looking forward to Gainsborough :) Date of review: September 25, 2011
In short: 3 races; 2x 5Km closed roads, 1x 10km mixed terrain £20 - bargain! In full: Hopefully start of a regular feature; 3 races by West Lindsey DC. £20 for 2x 5Km closed road races and 1x 10km mixed terrain, medals and goody bags and T shirt at the end of the series if you complete all 3.
Closed roads, mainly flat, one ascent of 9m over 1km, no PBs but an enjoyable event. Route was High Street of the village, then rural lanes, residential area, High Street to finish.
Considering it was a first effort, organisation was good, car park well sign posted and only a 2min walk from the start/finish by the canal. Good changing and toilet facilities - no queues! (and straight after an afternoon of live open air music). Those finishing in under 30 minutes had to wait to leave the car park whilst the route was cleared - I went and did some grocery shopping - other than that no dramas.
Some Saxilby residents were out on the route to give support, most were at the start/finish, good sized crowd. If it continues I am sure this will become well supported by the residents.
Gun time only, no chips hence the price but hey we've all got stop watches or GPS.
Overall - well worth it and in my opinion any race on closed roads organised and supported by a local authority has got to be encouraged.
I will definitely be back next year. Date of review: September 25, 2011