In short: Little niggles, but great fun run In full: Once again this wasn't the advertised distance (only 3k). Very busy, and lots of walkers right at the front meant that those of us who were running had some difficulty getting past. But it is a fun run, and for a good cause, so I'll forgive them. Date of review: December 17, 2007
In short: I loved this! In full: Fastastic scenery, well organised, children's races and glorious weather. Now if you can just start doing races like this in other parts of the country... Date of review: October 13, 2007
In short: Few minor niggles in an otherwise great race In full: This is for the half-marathon.
Great carparking, and standard of goodie bag (medal, tshirt and paperweight thing) high, but a few minor niggles, that could do with tweaking.
1 - start times not on offical website, nor in race pack, the only place we could find them was on RW 2 - loos - massive queues for loos meant we missed the offical start to our race, and we weren't the only ones. Please can we have more next year 3 - marshalling, on the whole it was excellent, but not very clear as you came off the promenade - more people (or better positioning of them) next year please 4 - lack of signage to warn car drivers - some of the car drivers seemed to not be aware a race was going on.
I'd do this race again, and its definitely a PB course, but just needs a few tweaks. Date of review: September 16, 2007
In short: Hot, hilly and fun In full: I've done the Cancer Research 10ks at Grimsthorpe before, but never this one. I need to practice my hills, but apart from that, a good run. Will be back. Date of review: August 27, 2007
In short: fantastic race In full: This was going to be the highlight of my spring, and then events overtook us. With very little training I didn't know if I should even attempt it, but I'm so pleased I did. It took 2 days before I could walk afterwards though. Date of review: May 4, 2007
In short: Flat run with a few obstacles In full: First time I'd done this race, despite the fact I live less than 2 miles from the start. Lovely run along the river banks, but be warned there are three stiles to negotiate and two gates to climb over. This did mean a bit of a bottleneck for slower runners. Great fun though. Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: Lovely route - but way longer than 10k - practically 11k In full: This is the second time I've done this one - I did it last year as well. The course was pretty much the same, but had an extra bit between the 5 and 6km markers. When measured I found it to be nearly 11k, so it was unsuprising I didn't beat my PB. I'm also not convinced any of the km markers were in the right place. As a "fun" run it was great, but not one if you are looking for a PB. Date of review: September 27, 2006