In short: Freezing conditions, but a great race otherwise In full: Snow and ice are always going to be a risk in Aberdeen in December, but I suppose you can't hold the organisers responsible for the weather! Although the conditions underfoot but paid to several people's PB hopes, I've nonetheless rated this highly for PB potential, as it is a nice flat run over a scenic lap and a half of the beachfront, which in non-icy conditions could quite possibly have seen several new PBs. (I got one, actually, but as it was my first 10k it doesn't exactly count...) A small field (of well muffled-up runners) participated, perhaps not surprisingly given the time of year and the adverse weather, but organisation was smooth, and I even won a spot prize, so thanks for that!
In summary, a good and beginner-friendly race which was unfortunately marred only by the weather. Date of review: December 21, 2009
In short: Would have been perfect had it not been icy. In full: One of the main things about Aberdeen Beach races has been the wind. But the race took place with hardly a breath of wind at all, however the underfoot conditions were treacherous to say the least - sheet ice underfoot with snow on top for good measure, which made running very difficult. It was a bigger achievement just finishing than getting a respectable time. Had it not been icy, then it would have been a perfect race. Date of review: December 21, 2009