In short: "Wasn't it fun, the day we spent, splashing about in the water?" In full: Awful weather...flooded route to contend with...more like a cross country than a road race...sounds like a disastrous day?...far from it!!
Yes, the heavens opened and yes, there was lots of splashing about to be done, but this just seemed to enhance the event if anything! What's all that about triumphing in adversity, well that's what the organisers did here! Splendidly organised and very well marshalled race, despite difficult conditions. Everyone is to be congratulated, from the boy scouts on the water stations to the 400+ competitors who braved the weather and enjoyed a good race. And a lovely towel as a memento of the day! This is one I'd definitely do again. Thanks Southport Waterloo A.C. and Natterjack. Date of review: October 27, 2005
In short: Rubbish weather, good turnout, great organisation, thanks to all involved In full: Home town race around a very soggy Victoria Park, still enjoyed it tremendously Date of review: October 26, 2005
In short: good all round race worth the trip In full: was made a lot of fun because of the weather. the puddles were HUGE! pb could have been better if it was dryer. a lovely park to run around(sorry paddle) Date of review: October 25, 2005
In short: forget trainers come in flippers In full: Character building, just when your trainers nearly dried out soaking wet again. Will they ever recover. Whose idea was the towel, well useful. I will remeber this paddle (race) for ages next time someone moans about the weather. Date of review: October 23, 2005
In short: Loved it, even though the puddles were HUGE! In full: I was a bit worried that 3 laps round the park would be a little dull but NO WAY. Thoroughly enjoyed it despite the weather and will definitely do his one again. Not convinced about the PB potential though. Even though it was a truly flat course, the paths were fairly narrow so unless you could get on the front row, it made for a slow first mile. Not that that's a bad thing for most of us... Date of review: October 23, 2005
In short: 3 laps around a (normally) attractive park. Today, unfortunately, earlier heavy rain waterlogged the paths, and at one point a long water pool was more than ankle deep ! Date of review: October 23, 2005
In short: Definite PB potential In full: Managed a PB of sorts. That is, equalled pace I did in my fastest 10K and beat my pace for a shorter race done over the same course. Date of review: October 3, 2004