In short: Brilliant race from start to finish. Last 2k a challenge but that’s what makes ‘the sting’ so unique! In full: Everything about this race is great, from the organisation, support of the town, marshals on the course, atmosphere and goody bags. The first 8k takes you out of the town and through woodland, Nettleton Park and back along the A46. The last 2k poses the challenge but with lots to see through the town centre and loads of support on the hills it’s soon over and the cheering crowds in the market place make it worth your while. Running through the market place for the first time is enough to keep you going – brilliant atmosphere. Well done to all involved. Date of review: July 18, 2014
In short: Attention to detail, atmosphere, challenge, support and achievement in bucketloads! You have to do this! In full: Once again race organisers & town partners produce a brilliant whole town event where runners can take on the 'Sting'. Party atmosphere with the whole town buzzing and out to support both in town and along the route.Superb martials, a route to take your breath away, literally, and a finish like no other.Even our 'recent runners' were up for the challenge, and did very well, so its not just for the elite. Congratulations to race organisers for arrangements pre and post race which seem to go like clockwork. A great team effort, great race, and in spite of the heat, some great performances. What more could you ask? Agree with water bottles rather than cups, even at increased cost, as I slopped mine down me, although it did cool me instead. For anyone wanting to do a 10k 'with attitude', and those who really want to get the most enjoyment(some would say 'fun') out of their running, this race is a MUST for next year. Date of review: July 18, 2014
In short: A race with a true 'Sting in the Tail'. In full: Having lived locally for many years and actually attended Caistor school as a child, it was nice to go back for the 10k this weekend.
If you have never been to Caistor, it is located in the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds, and Caistor itself is on a hill.
The Sting in the Tail 10k deserves the name as it truly does have a sting in the tail. The first 7k takes you out of the town along a main road, through woodland and this portion of the course is mild. The true test is when you reach the final 3k around Nettleton (a small neighbouring village) where you first run up a long incline back into Caistor. Once in the town you then have other sharp inclines to navigate that take you through the town centre, back around and along the same incline to the finish. These hills would be tough work to walk, let alone run, and the Caistor 10k fully deserves its name due to this!
Of particular mention is the sharp incline close to the church. One to make your legs scream in mercy!!
Overall though, an excellent route and one to challenge yourself with. Well worth it! Date of review: July 15, 2014
In full: Caistor is a historical, roman ,friendly town in the Lincolnshire wolds. The fun running club embrace all comers : beginners to elite do this race which takes you out of town through a tree and rhododendron lined park and back into town. Not until the last 1 K does it challenge with a twisting rolling tour of the beautiful town centre. Finishing in the market place with a big crowd to welcome you. Date of review: July 15, 2014
In short: Challenging - especially the last mile! In full: The only thing I would request water in bottles rather than paper cups. Would pay higher entry fee for this luxury. Date of review: July 15, 2014
In short: 10k race with a difference - a sting in the tail! In full: Superb race, very well organised and a very good course consisting of downhill, off road and hill descents. Good support from the locals. Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: My first "sting" and it won't be my last! Excellent organisation, superb value for money and a cracking course. Tough of course, but the atmosphere made up for it. Definitely one for next year. Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: Fantastic organisation and lovely course In full: Really well organised and friendly event. Loads of people out around the course. Hills at the end were tough, but the crowds cheering you on helped! The start was a bit tricky, being down a narrow, steep path. Chip timing would have been nice due to the slow start for us runners nearer the back! All in all though, a beautiful course, excellent organisation and support and a brill goody bag! Date of review: July 14, 2014