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
In short: nice run through pleasant countryside, well organised. In full: just too echo previous reviewers this is a nice, well-organised 10miler with little or no traffic, in fact can't remember a single car!
But, just in case anyones think of doing this as a first time race, remember, no showers or changing facilities, so if it had been like Billericay the week before where we got drenched! it may not be quite so much fun.
Other than that, all good, nice medal to get slung in the bag with all the others, pity I didn't read the small print and bring an extra t shirt, but thats my own fault - some runners prefer medals, me, I'd like a new pair of socks as a memento, but don't suppose I'm in a majority there! Date of review: November 13, 2012
In short: nice, well organised trail run In full: really enjoyable trail run over 13.1? miles of lovely Herts countryside. 1st few miles a bit uppish and some long drags, but extremely well sign-posted, didn't need my instructions once, and very well marshalled - a credit to the organisers! I think(hope) the course was a bit long, as it seemed to take me longer than normal for a half, but could just be me!
But overall, an excellent run. Date of review: September 23, 2012
In short: Beautiful, Brilliant, but brutal In full: Do this race every year when I can, so thought I knew what to expect - but this year! So muddy, was wearing my trail shoes so no slipping/sliding and I love the downhills, but by 10 my legs had just gone. That thick mud just drains me, but all that means was I could really appreciate the glorious views as an excuse to slow down. As regards the value and facilities - Oscar should try the Hellrunner or Turbofilth, which cost more, give you less and leave you to change in a carpark afterwards! So well done Liss Runners, just the best race ever. Date of review: August 6, 2012
In short: so-so swim, nice bike, good run, not sure if fast guys would appreciate transitions in the park. In full: As a backmarker, yes, last green hat out of the water, I enjoyed the rest of the Tri, didn't really like the muddy estuary, but cycle and run were good.
As I was'nt that fussed over times (you can't be with my swimming) crowded park and crossovers of bikes/runners, cars and pedestrians did'nt bother me, but I did wonder what the fast guys made of it all. Not sure if I'd have liked to run the park 4 times, twice was enough - the novelty had worn off by 2nd lap!
Overall a good Tri, and for myself as a runner who does the occasional tri, was fine. Date of review: July 16, 2012
In short: What a Great run - Thk U Stortford In full: Used to do the Stortford 10M years ago but they changed the course and not for the better. Decided to give it another go this year, new-to-me course, Multi-terrain, and what an improvement!
Is now really a trail run, through lovely countryside, a bit more than undulating I'd say, and I just wish I'd worn my trail shoes, but even so, just a GREAT RUN!!!!
Good organisation, brilliant marshalling, best value run I've done in a long time(Techie t shirt at the end), all for a tenner! Date of review: June 17, 2012
In short: slightly "curates egg" sort of race, very good in parts, but alongside A20 bit more offish In full: On the plus side, great venue, good organisation, parts of the course very pleasant(I only did the half, so can't comment on the full marathon), plenty of drinks stations, but just didn't like the bits alongside the A20. Not the sort of road I normally run, I thought from the pre race pix some of it might be trails or trax, but not really the case.
Still, my initial impression was might not come back, but, on reflection, was a small race with lots of charm, mainly down to the venue/organisation, so may well run again! Date of review: November 13, 2011
In short: start a bit problematic if you've not done the race before! In full: I do vaguely remember seeing something about start instructions and that "someone always gets caught out", but have been looking thru website and I can't find them. If the organisers know that there may be some runners who miss the start then putting a large banner marked START near the field where we sign in may not be a very good idea! yes I know now it was the fun run start! Didn't say fun run tho did it? Never heard any warnings re better get going soon, was just lucky I saw a group of club runners legging it off in the opposite direction to me. I think a lot of runners were still walking up the road to the start when the gun/klaxon/whatever went off; I just saw everyone running away from me. Still, it was a charity organised run, and I just hope by their criteria it was succesful(lots of money), and I had a very nice run thru lovely countryside and no-one overtook me(cept for 1 guy who missed the start even worse than me) Date of review: September 25, 2011
In short: bit hilly! fairly muddy! In full: Once again TWH have organised a fantastic run, but forgive me, are they making this course too hard? I've done this run since the early days and it is now just so hard; I end up so tired can't appreciate the scenery anymore! But I love it, and will be back again. Date of review: September 11, 2011