In short: The weather could not spoil this great event In full: My first PGER and what an event this is. The course is pancake flat and with a large field you're never alone. The support was good even in the crappy weather. To finish off you got a technical t-shirt, a medal and a goodie bag. The only down side was the incredibly muddy field to finish.
In short: A good local race. In full: This was my first outing at the Reverse 10 and I thoroughly enjoyed my morning. The 1 mile long hill is a nice challenge which steals about 1 min off you and the course is fast other than that.
My only issue is that there was no marshal at about 8 mile and about 5/6 of us took a wrong turn. I didn't fare too bad as I could see the runners ahead running back but it still robbed me of about 30-40seconds. I was fuming.
To finish off though there was a nice technical t-shirt and for £12 (affiliated on the day) you cant ask for much better.
I'd do it again if I got chance. Date of review: August 18, 2013
In short: It's no substitute for London but a nice local Marathon. In full: The event ran like clockwork and the course would of been fast for me had it not been for the heat. I did get quiet in parts but the support was generally good. My only grip was at about 24 miles (the last water station) there was no water only gatorade. Gatorade at that time in the race is not really of benefit. I would probably do it again next year but as this year it wouldn't be my main focus (I did London two weeks before). Date of review: May 7, 2013
In short: A calassic race In full: My first outing at the Ashby 20 and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The course was fine, not as scenic as others have reviewed and the undulations were not a problem. Organization was second to none. My only slight gripe is the finish area. Way too muddy. Also the hoodie is not all it's cracked up to be. I'll never wear it so would of preferred a technical t-shirt. I'll be back next year. Date of review: March 18, 2013
In short: My 3rd outing was my best. In full: Sleaford 1/2 is one of my favorite local events. After missing last years race I was rearing to go for this one. This year the muddy section was fine although still energy sapping and I lost about 30s going through it.
The biggest plus point I can find is the sheer value for money. You cannot get better. For £13 I got a great race, a fantastic technical t-shirt, a hot drink, a banana and a goodie bag.
And to top it off I ran a p.b.
See you next year (weather permitting). Date of review: February 24, 2013
In short: Essential Marathon Prep In full: What a great event this was this year. The weather was glorious and the organisation was superb. Spectators were brilliant and the technical top great. Date of review: February 21, 2013
In short: A great pre-marathon challenge. In full: This is a very good 15 mile event that provides a challenge but is not to overwhelming. There's 6 hills in total but none to ridiculous. The weather on the day provided an extra test too.
The two laps were not really a problem either. The 2nd seemed different to the first for some reason plus you had a good idea where to push for the finish.
I loved the technical t-shirt at the end. It's good to receive something you can actually make use of.
Well done to the organisers for re-arranging the event after it got snowed off initially.
I'll be back next year Date of review: February 21, 2013