Just to endorse all the above - this was my 7th EH20 - confirmed why I keep coming back - even tho' 2:24 a new PW (I'm getting on a bit !!) . Liked new course (missed last year) - although miles 17 - 19 very tough, much better psychologically to turn onto finish stretch with just half a mile to go, rather than the long haul from Bransholme?? as on old course. As always, showers, tea, sarnies etc round things off perfectly. Many thanks to all involved.
results on website- i found that if you refresh the page it should come up
Fair enough hare&tortoise . Optional t-shirt is a good idea I agree. They had t-shirts for sale at a reasonable price at the Snake Lane 10 race for anyone who wanted one. What I don't like is being left with only XL t-shirts when I only need small or medium!
I guess you'll never get a consensus...I quite like medals (partly because my daughter likes them), I don't usually like cotton Ts, I do like technical Ts...
The Snake Lane top was quite good, a sort of 'class of 08' - except I was a transferred number and so not on it.
My suspicions are that maybe newer runners like the tops, medals, etc, as they like the trophies. More experienced runners are maybe less bothered. However, most people will take what they're given (because they've 'earned' it). Without being over earnest, there is a potential waste of resources and carbon footprint in ordering 100's of tops that might not get properly used.
At the end of the day, I don't mind paying a tenner if I feel that I've been looked - from the sending out of info prior to the race, to the enrolment, duirng the race and on to the post race activities.
If that's been well done, (and it was on Sunday) then in my view the club can keep any profit it makes, especially if it is re-invested in the club in some way (which I imagine it is).
some good feedback there folks- many thanks - we will endeavour to perhaps have a discussion about it for next years race
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.
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.
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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