In short: Really good event despite torrential rain. In full: After reading previous reviews I was unsure about entering this one. What made my mind up was the fact that nearly all the Nice Work events have a kids race. When you have a 5 year old champing at the bit to run like his dad this makes the difference. (Well done Nice Work!). The previous years reviews I presume had been listened to as I found everything brilliant. Toilets nearby, water stations.. everything you could need. Started off dry but the rain came 2 miles in and boy did it rain. Course is fairly flat apart from one hill 2/3rds in. Ran my all time best time by over 3 minutes so was chuffed.. Will be back. Date of review: July 29, 2014
In short: Good little race, on a nice course by the sea. In full: The race was poorly signposted from the road and if I did not already know where it was, I would of found it hard to find. The problem with the race numbers, with people entering on the day having no race number worked well for me. Do not really need a number, if you have a race chip for your time. It saves paper and time putting a number on. The course was really good with a lovely mostly flat, seaside route. The race was marshalled well, but there was very little support on the course. The marshals were the only ones to give any support and did a top job doing this. The finish area was good and the results were posted quickly after the race. Date of review: July 31, 2013
In short: No Toilets so run for the bushes... In full: Course was a bit of a let down as you had to run past the finish line to complete the final 1 1/2 km... not too nice running past the finishing line with another 1 1/2 k to go as other whippets are finishing. Also there were no toilets and the nearest were over a km away from the start/finish unless you wanted to use the local shrubbery for cover... Date of review: August 1, 2012
In short: Toilet Gate! In full: Firstly, Nice Work put on a number of events and they work like clockwork (i.e. clear route, well marshalled, chip timing and results on the website quickly) - however, there was one main issue with this event...
The nearest toilets were over 1K away which meant around a 2.2K return trip from the start line to go to the loo before the race started. This is really too far for a paid event - hopefully the start line can be repositioned for 2013 a lot closer to the loos!
As for the course itself, it was fairly featureless, but I could have guessed that beforehand, it is pretty well flat all the way round so quick times are pretty possible.
In full: A very nice easy flat jog along a lovely promenade. Yes the toilets were a bit far from the start and yes you have to walk up a hill after the race to get to your car but I throughly enjoyed the back to basics attitude of this event after all we all enjoy a run not just the facilities provided. A great little race. Date of review: July 31, 2012
In short: Could be so much better In full: Disappointing race, and very poor value. Finding the start was difficult enough, directions were hopeless, no toilets, no bag drop (given the distance from the car) and had to help myself to water at the end, i know niceworks can do better than this. Date of review: July 30, 2012