In short: Well organised quick race In full: As always well organised race with plenty of pb potential, one comment would be that is is an expensive race and you dont get alot back for the money, i.e. a cheapish medal and some fruit. Still a good enjoyable race thoughh and will be back next year. Date of review: March 30, 2013
In short: I like this one but more needs to be done to make this an 'event' In full: Race itself is fine - would rather not have the lap of the field first (extend elsewhere) but things like just 7 x loos for 700 or so runners smacks of using this for club revenue generator. This is also shown in the finish with the worst medal you could hope for (I would rather nothing - save the medals for the big races and give us a cheaper entry) and half a banana. Come on for £16/18 and 95% of the race on a prom where is the money going? At least provide some more loos perhaps...
Nice and flat route with a good view out to sea to occupy your mind while you plod on through the 4 x mile straight route along the prom (and back again). Marshalls were all great and you always have the chance to post a fast time here (depending on the wind direction!). I will be back but hope to see some improvements next year. Date of review: March 30, 2013
In short: Good Friday exercise ! In full: Better weather for me this year, cold !! Thanks to all friendly marshalls and kids for giving us drinks, didnt think much of the medal for an anniversary, no date ??? not even on ribbon. Didn't really change my time from last year but doesn't bother me and so glad to see the finish line ! Date of review: March 30, 2013
In short: stunning race along the coast! really flat. great pb potential In full: Another well organised and well marshalled folkestone 10. Complete comparison in weather this year to the sun we have had the previous 2 years. Still a really flat and quick course with great pb potential smashed my own by over 2 mins. Another brilliant race just the cost is getting quite steep. Date of review: March 30, 2013
In short: Friendly Marshals and well organised but a little steep In full: It's not the most inspiring course in the world but it's flat, although it was unsurprisingly quite windy which proved very tough on the way out. It's perhaps a shame it can't be routed on the more sheltered path next to the canal. The race was well organised (except for the directions to the start line) and the marshals/supporters were very encouraging in Hythe. I do think it's a little pricey considering there's no roads to close (presumably that's not free) or much in the way of food/goodies at the end; I'd expected more for the £20 considering what other races provide. Date of review: March 30, 2013
In short: Excellent stuff as usual. marshals were plentiful and encouraging! Only gripe would be the "goody enverlope" and a dull medal - how about a mug instead! Fast race so a PB course for sure. Date of review: March 29, 2013
In short: A fine run on a warm spring day - well almost In full: Excellent organisation today, parked the car very quickly and found race HQ although crowded due to weather we quickly picked up our race numbers without hassle. Went to find toilets outside, long queue but it moved quickly and we were only waiting about 10 mins. Although weather was quite cool, the rain / snow / tsunami etc held off for a pleasant run along the sea front. Plenty of marshalls lining the route offering encouragement. Thanks to St Johns Ambulance always good to see them there! And the young uns who were handing out the water did a grand job on what must have been a cold morning for them standing around for a few hours. An almost dead flat course (apart from the middle section through the very nice park area)managed a pb at this distance which made it even better. Heading towards the finish line was excellent with all the crowds cheering runners over the line. Only a few very minor gripes. The medal - as it was the 30th running of this event it would have been nice if the medal or ribbon had '30th' or at least '2013' on it. At the finish line there was only quarters of orange or half bananas, pretty much all other races I have been too provided jaffa cakes etc which is always welcomed (although I believe cakes could be purchased inside the race HQ)The start line was not very obvious. The man on the tannoy said to move to the start and that it was over where the houses were. - there were house all round the field! the only start sign I found was behind a car that had parked in front of it obscuring it from view. Obviously not a major issue as you just end up following everyone else. Last thing, I couldn't find a baggage drop anywhere, first race I've been to where this has happened. Luckily our car was parked close by so we popped back and left our gear there. None of this spoiled our morning in anyway and will definitely be back next year all in all an excellent race. Well done to the Folkestone Running CLub for organisation. Date of review: March 29, 2013
In short: Now you sea me, now you don't In full: A very chilly start, made chillier by a bit of a queue for the loo, so grateful for the school canteen to huddle in. Parking and picking up our race packs was easy. The start sign was a bit difficult to find behind a parked-up Jag, but pleased to see that there were timing corrals; it makes the first few metres a bit easier when you're not tripping over slower runners!
Two laps of the school field then down to the seafront at Hythe and along the seawall; through Sandgate, a loop round the Leas Cliff park and back to Hythe. I was so pleased to see the 1 mile marker on the way out - and even gladder to see the reverse of it on the way back - races so rarely have it!
Medal was a bit rubbish; it would have been nice to have had an engraving for the 30th anniversary - and I could have done with a Jaffa cake or something at the end - but overall a very enjoyable race.
Thanks again to everyone who supported, the dogs who had to share their path with 600 sweaty runners, and the marshalls from Folkestone Running Club. Date of review: March 29, 2013