In short: Heat a killer! Hills a killer! Respect In full: hadn't done this before and found the start quite confusing as I couldn't find it! (signage quite poor) Started off really well but the heat and the hills at 4-5 and 9 need respect; to be honest I had heard about mile 9 but my training is particularly flat so felt unprepared.
Thanks to the girl at the top of mile 9 hill with the Jelly Babies (but I missed with my grab!!) and the locals out with hoses and extra water - excellent.
The heat relaly took it out of me and the blister at Mile 6 didn't help but I'd consider it again as it was lively and well marshalled. Date of review: June 27, 2010
In short: A change of route with excellent results - It seems almost everyone was quicker! Excellent day! In full: After running over Bailgate cobbles for a few years, this slight alteration in route worked out really well. After a couple of corners I felt like I was halfway round! Excellent support from the locals who lined the streets in the sunshine (all the way round) and a reorganised finish area made this an excellent 'home' city run. Loved it. Date of review: March 22, 2010
In short: First Marathon - had a great time, apart from cramping up at 24 miles! In full: Excellent organisation throughout; water and gel stations positioned in exactly the right places with marshals which were very supportive.
First half was quite hilly in places but not difficult, probably the most demotivating section was the run down and up and down the rowing lake at the water centre, particularly against the breeze!
Excellent support from my family, although in places the rest of the crowd seemed quite subdued.
Parking was a breeze! Straight in and straight out - all the 'half' runners had gone by the time I finished.± Date of review: September 14, 2009
In short: Good Atmosphere, good crowds, good run, excellent day. In full: Excellent day out for all the family with a mixture of runs aimed at different ages and abilities. Crowds lined the route and cheered most if not all the way round. Still have a problem with the cobbles around the Cathedral at the end but then it wouldn't be the Lincoln 10k without them! Well organised Start and Finish. Made up for last year. Date of review: March 30, 2009
In short: Excellent day out again, bit of organisational tweaking required regarding parked cars and one particular old dear who nearly stopped the children's race by driving across the road straight in front of them! Ably dealt with by the marshalls. In full: Better organisation needed at the point of collecting post race drinks, medals and T-shirts, only one desk for each when there is plenty of space to have at least a desk per T-shirt size....doh! Maybe next year. The race itself was excellent, and well supported by the people of Lincoln; good atmosphere amongst runners, even when told there is a delay; a good day out for the whole family. Date of review: March 31, 2008
In short: Unfortunately I ran this off the back of an injury so was disappointed in myself. I've never run it before but would do it again if fitter and aim for a better time as the course is quite flat. In full: There are only relatively small issues regarding the tightness, and therefore bunching at some of the corners, abd cobbles leading up to the finish....did my knees and hamstring no good....but then that's probably my own fault for doing it! Date of review: March 28, 2007