In short: Start to finish fine, the rest......? In full: Enjoyed the day and found the course very fair, what goes up, comes back down again... Conditions also good, no doubt helping the number of pb's. I have to say though that the rest of the event was distinctly average, the usual log jam collecting chIps and numbers, too many runners for the venue, overflowing changing rooms with water... A pretty average medal too so not great value for money, from gun to funnel it ticked the boxes however and will do it again just for the course, with no expectations of anything else.
In short: Well done again B&D, This is a must do race in North Lincs and E.Yorks In full: I cant heap enough praise on the organisers, the race went like clockwork and they booked the weather too. Yes the course in undulating but its fair and what goes up does come back down again. Seen lots of PB's on run britain and i was no exception taking 50 secs off and going under 45 mins for the first time, so this is NOT a slow course...
the previous review mentioned toilets, agree more needed for next year.. apart from that faultless, cracking Technical T shirt, cakes and sports massage at the end... WELL DONE ALL & See you next year :) Date of review: November 6, 2011
In short: hot and tough with some little niggles In full: when a race is advertised as chip timed it suprised me when once id run through the start i hadnt run over any mats, then hey presto i realised there werent any... so my plan of starting further back and working my way through was blown to pieces before i start... this combined with my pet hate of collecting numbers on the day was not a good start. on the positives though after a rather dreary run down a never ending main road the scenery was very nice on the way back down the tow path, but caution, despite it being advertised as flat (yes ) but fax?? on that gravel tow path, im not so sure...Also as ever another hot one, not the organisers fault of course and the race did start at 9am so at least this was considered...
hung around for the presentations and was impressed to see a 1500 quid cheque handed over to local charities and then hung around by the river for a few hours for the pub to open and scoffed a sunday lunch to get rid of the frustrations of earlier... Date of review: July 26, 2011
In short: incredible awe inspiring support, a must do race in the calendar In full: my first marathon and the support absolutely blew me away to be honest. Only one or two quiet spots on the entire course, Shoreham was hard but once you got back on the neverending run back down the prom the support was nothing short of incredible.. if i was cheered on over a thousand times i wouldnt be suprised. Got cramp at 25 miles and had to stop and stretch and when i set off again there was a huge cheer!! great race, will be back (maybe not next year as doing paris but defo 2013!) Date of review: April 11, 2011
In short: scenic, flat, fast and friendly In full: not alot more to say than the summary really. The race was well organised, well marshalled, well supported and the course was flat, fast and i smashed 55 secs off my pb even though i had been laid up with cold and gout for the fortnight previous... goodness knows what time i might have done had i been right on the day... seriously good race highly recommended Date of review: November 1, 2010