In short: Pleasant race In full: I really enjoyed this as I wasn't sure if my legs had recovered enough to do this distance following an ultra but the range of runners meant that although there were plenty in front there were still some behind and I could tackle it like a nice Sunday run with benefits of scenery n marshalls and water stops brilliant nice affordable race like they all are from this club wish I lived nearer to join em Date of review: August 7, 2012
In short: Friendly, nice route and bargain price In full: Well organised, friendly and plentiful marshalling and a lovely route along the Lune and out into the country. A couple of challenging hills thrown in for good measure! Date of review: August 8, 2011
In short: Riverside bargain In full: I didn`t receive much in the way of instructions or directions after entering (through RW) and it was a very local race with a field consisting largely of athletes from local clubs.
The route followed the river down a lovely leafy track before a mile or so on the with a bit of a hill. Then it returned to country tracks and paths with a really quick downhill section and then you rejoin the river path back.
There were plenty of water stations and the marshalls were quite encouraging. However, at the finish one was rude to my wife which spoilt our experience somewhat.
The race was inexpensive to enter but a medal was given plus a t-shirt (albeit from a previous, New Year, event.) I would consider doing this again in the future. Date of review: August 2, 2010
In short: Some great views over the Lune In full: Mostly tracks and flat with plenty of room, with a little section on a road before heading back, (bit of an incline here) although road wasn't too busy, one to do if your thinking of having a go, brilliant marshals, clapping and encouraging you on,at least 3 water stations again marshals encouraging you on, t-shirt and a medal,bargain Date of review: August 1, 2010
In short: Great race along footpaths, perfect weather and mostly flat In full: The organisation on the day was great. I really enjoyed this race after the stress of getting there. I entered online, therefore didn't receive any instructions on how to get there or where to park. An email with a map attached highlighting parking would have been helpful to those from out of the area. I came from Durham, so even with my google maps I felt a bit lost! Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: Good for first-timers like me as its flat, but reasonably fast-paced (1:25, was expecting a littl over 11/2hrs). Good prep for longer distances (I'm doing the Langdale 1/2). Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: Fairly flat, a good race for first timers at this distance In full: Out along the old railway line down by the River Lune past the large flocks of Geese and other birds on the river, then inland at the 4 mile mark onto the roads which undulate with snapshot views through the gaps in the hedges, back towards the river to join the old railway at the 7 mile point (2.5 mile mark going out) then back to the Wagon and Horses pub for the finish. A great run. This is my first 10 miler and is in prep for the Langdale Half. I got a time of 1h 42min which was very close to my est. time of 1h 40min. I will be doing this again. Thank you to the organisers. Date of review: August 2, 2009
In short: Well organised and well established route mainly along traffic free tracks & bridleways. In full: Returned to this race, after a five year gap, as part of my injury recovery. Pleased to see same overall quality in organisation that goes with all of the Lancaster & Morecambe races. Its mostly run on tracks/bridleways which is great insofar as it keeps you away from traffic but they are a little narrow in places if there are cyclists coming the other way - thankfully, an appropriate degree of courtesy and common sense was shown by all. The short road stretch (about 2 miles) in the middle includes a short hill but, other than that, its a straightforward and virtually flat course with views of the River Lune.
Plenty of parking, easy registration with the start line a sensible warm-up away and results available in less than 24 hours. Only downside was a shortage of toilets at the start but if you're relying on a pub to provide those then I guess there's not very much that can be done. Date of review: August 4, 2008