I ran it this year 2015 it was great organisation and not too busy. Good support from crowds. a few horrid hills! Great marshall on garden hill - he ran up hill with runners and then back down to run with another runner...
Fantastic medal, T shirt - nice to have different sizes. Goody bag average.
Depending on weather this event could be nasty, but I would do it again
Unfortunately I have to agree with you all.This was the worst event I have entered. Sorry.
First though thank you to the marshalls, especially the 2 at the first road junction. Shame weren;t marshalls on every road crossing!
Family came to support me but no cafe facilities - this is poor on wicksteads part. But other races in the middle of nowhere have provided catering vans - tea/ coffee baccon buttys - I am sure supporters and runners would have appreciated this.
Confusion over exact route - 3 x .. but park bit x 4!
No signage - to the start. Where the finish point was? No time on show! No milage signs on course. No beware runners on course.
BUT MOST DISAPOINTING WAS THE MEDAL - i ONLY ENTERED BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE IDEA OF A MEDAL ENGRAVED WITH 1.11.11 WAS FANTASTIC. VERY DISAPOINTED TO GET MEDAL WITH OUT THIS OR EVEN THE YEAR ON IT!
Good luck with organising other events! I hope you learn from this.
Happy Xmas everyone! Glad the snow has gone ( and my chesty / flu). Just downloaded garmin and found last run was Bedford 1/2 marathon. So apart from a 6m 2 days ago I've not been out running! Whooops! Blame SNOW and illness.
Bit worried will struggle tomorrow. However I did knock 9min off PB at Bedford 1/2 .
This is only my 3rd 1/2 marathon. Does anyone know if 5km and 10km racers will start at the same time and place as us? Bit concerned of mayhem, and when it comes to lapping!
Will wickies be charging car park as normal?
Don't drink too much everyone, but have a great New Year.