East Hull 20


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12/03/2008 at 08:53

some good feedback there folks- many thanks - we will endeavour to perhaps have a discussion about it for next years race



12/03/2008 at 15:22

This was my first 20 mile race ever - (preparing for the FLM)

Firstly I have to say how much I 'enjoyed ' it. The course was varied and interesting and I was well motivated to finish (depite the pain!).

Secondly the people at the finish were really friendly and genuinely concerned for your well-being. Which is really great when you're a long way from home.

Thirdly - well, what can I say, but, what fantastic value for money! Only £10 - and a really good quality sweat shirt thrown in! so what it's red - I sweated blood for it!

I will definitely consider doing it again next year, FLM or no!

Just as a comparison: coming up in my area is a half marathon - pre entry is £15 (£19 on the day)       and in September there is a 10k which is £12 (pre entry). The 'goody' bags are pathetic and boring and I am 99% certain I will not be entering either at those prices.

12/03/2008 at 19:11

vampyr - don't immediately discount races if they're more expensive.

some events have to cover the costs of items such as policing and road closures - which can run into several thousand pounds.

just my 2p.

13/03/2008 at 09:12
just a little bit more - yes I'm sure you're right. The reason I'm feeling mealy mouthed about it is because they are both (sort of) local council run races. Club run events are more about the runners whereas the council run events are about the razzamattazz that make it a newsworthy happening with celebrities and such.
13/03/2008 at 21:53
vampyr - can't argue with that.
13/03/2008 at 22:15

Just to add,

This was my first EH20, as was up North to be with my mum and was a last minute entry.

Excellent service from ringing up to get entry, directions emailed to me, great value for money and love the sweatshirt too. A big well done to EH20 ad the team.

(Can someone iron out that hill at 19.5m next time.........)

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