In short: Well organised, good course, a run for runners, organised by runners In full: A very nice run, obviously organised by a running club as they know what runners like, no fuss, no hype and a very nice techie T at the end, (can I echo previous sentiments, Shocking Pink next year pls)
Course is excellent, ok, maybe a few drags up, but no real hills, just the finish is a bit uppy, but that might just be 'cos I blew up @ 10.
Only slight cons might be - water bottle too big, but on a hotter day? so better too big than too small, and venue - no facilities to change, ok if the weather is good, but more of a prob if it had been wet/cold.
But, all-in-all, a great race, well done Springfield Striders! Date of review: September 26, 2013
In short: Good race, not quite Milland Valley, but......... In full: Just to get a moan out of the way 1st. If you're going to send out Pre-race instructions, make sure they're accurate. Luckily I'd left early to drive my 80 miles to get to the race, so when I ended up nearly 6 miles from the Race Headquarters I only panicked slightly. That post code given was nearer Milland Valley Run than anywhere else!
But, back to the race, very hilly, fair mixture of lanes and trails, but not as scenic as Milland. Very nice finish though, I do like a downhill last mile, good showers, cake etc, so well done Liss Runners, overall a great run. Date of review: August 4, 2013
In short: Great run, just not sure about the finish In full: Would like to echo all the previous comments, great run around lovely Bewl Water,just a bit too hot for me and last 5 miles very hard.
My only suggestion might be: from my point of view when I finish a race like Bewl, my first thoughts are Shower, sit down and then coffee?cake. So I wanted to go back to HQ, have my shower and relax, therefore no afters for me!
Also when I did get back they were announcing winners (yes, I was that slow), but to a nearly empty hall, most people were still enjoying the post race refreshments back at the finish, which seemed a bit of a shame for the fast guys with not many to applaud their achievements.
Not a criticism, just my preference, but a fantastic run, really enjoyed it!! Date of review: July 8, 2013
In short: typical charity run half - good for 1st timers In full: Nice enough run once I'd got parked, get a feeling some people may have been panicking to get to the start, but as it was chip-to-chip I was quite happy to start at the back.
I'm not sure if running thru Colchester High St is really a good idea, viz a vis traffic, as I saw some idiot drivers on the run, but support was good.
So... hope they raised lots of money, and as it sold out, will continue to do so, just probably not with me running it again. Date of review: March 17, 2013
In short: Nice run - Very flat In full: 1st time at Lydd, was as advertised, very flat, great for running but a bit dull scenery. Wind somewhat of a problem, but didn't expect anything else.
Only niggle was venue, bit cramped but hey - is a small town, But....... Changing rooms, some of us like a shower afterwards, especially if we're cold and wet, and at Lydd, in mens changing room anyway, there were 2 showers, neither of which worked - no water at all. I presume the organisers pay hire charge for use of the facilities - so clean, clutter-free changing rooms, with showers that work, please. Date of review: March 10, 2013