In short: Great run, just not sure about the finish In full: Would like to echo all the previous comments, great run around lovely Bewl Water,just a bit too hot for me and last 5 miles very hard.
My only suggestion might be: from my point of view when I finish a race like Bewl, my first thoughts are Shower, sit down and then coffee?cake. So I wanted to go back to HQ, have my shower and relax, therefore no afters for me!
Also when I did get back they were announcing winners (yes, I was that slow), but to a nearly empty hall, most people were still enjoying the post race refreshments back at the finish, which seemed a bit of a shame for the fast guys with not many to applaud their achievements.
Not a criticism, just my preference, but a fantastic run, really enjoyed it!! Date of review: July 8, 2013
In short: typical charity run half - good for 1st timers In full: Nice enough run once I'd got parked, get a feeling some people may have been panicking to get to the start, but as it was chip-to-chip I was quite happy to start at the back.
I'm not sure if running thru Colchester High St is really a good idea, viz a vis traffic, as I saw some idiot drivers on the run, but support was good.
So... hope they raised lots of money, and as it sold out, will continue to do so, just probably not with me running it again. Date of review: March 17, 2013
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