In short: Great flat course ... huge PB potential In full: Good organisation, but could do with slightly better road signage to the HQ. Typical fenland course - flat but a bit blustery. This is the one to do if you want a PB - I got one! Liked the idea of beer as a finishing prize ... all that was missing was a bottle opener ;o) Date of review: May 24, 2013
In short: Good local 10k race In full: This was my first 10k race. Entry was via a simple online form which was painless to go through and price is very reasonable and in line with a local race. The race is run from Eye Primary School and was organised well.
The route itself is fairly scenic and the marshalls are quite encouraging clapping and saying well done. It is somewhat "clubby" and not really geared to the beginner - that being said it attracts around 500 runners. Speed it pretty quick with the median runner completed the race in 49 mins.
No medal is available but a "momento" which is a beer with the event date.
In short: My third time at this race. It is one of my favourites. Flat as a pancake. In full: What happened to the predicted thunderstorms? I was boiling! The first 5K went well and I was well on track to smash my PB, but by 7K I was really flagging and couldn't wait to finish. The marshalls were very encouraging, but the crowd support was non-existent except at the beginning and end. Hey ho. I guess I'll be back next year for another stab at my PB.
In short: 520 finishers for a local race speaks for itself In full: Great organisation. There must be something special for a 10k race in the fens to be this popular every year. Not a big fan of the start, but I'm not sure what they can do really given the road layout. I'm sure that they've explored all the options. Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: Excellent race. In full: Start would be better further down the road rather than than the very congested initial loop around a side road. Parked cars were a problem together with people cutting across grass verges etc rather than sticking to the road. Another point worth making (and occurs at other races as well), is when will very slow runners learn not to be so close to the start line but start further back according to their ability?
Anyway, enough said on the start. This was an excellent race, with an extremely friendly atmosphere in aid of a good cause. All the marshals were very supportive & may I congratulate the organisers for all their hard work. :) Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: its the fens - its flat and fast In full: nothing much to add to whats already been said, the start is a bit scrappy, the beer is a nice touch - although i dont normally drink im making an exception tonight.
next year - maybe have another gate open so people can get into/ out of the grounds without meeting on coming runners from the fun race, when i finished i had to make a dash for my car (family commitments) and had to either walk through the final 100m of the race or jump the fence, i with a few others jumped the fence as we couldnt get out by other means. or we couldnt see one - i maybe wrong on this point- if so i appologise.
did i say the beer was nice :) Date of review: May 8, 2011