In short: Flat race through a park. Some on grass. In full: Nice little race, but I felt it needed markers on the fields to show the exact route. People were cutting corners big time, but even though I felt I was going wide, I know I didn't run a 5k because of my time. Garmins were showing 2.88 miles. Bit disappointing as I wanted a PB. Sure it would have been accurate if marked out. Grass a bit squelchy to run on, but paths ok.
In short: Very friendly, fast & cheap! In full: The fastest 5k you'll find. Nice run round the docks. Good medal for the fun run & t-shirt for the 5k. Incredible value & always well organised by Lord Shoestring. Date of review: July 28, 2010
In short: Friendly race, couple of hills. In full: Nice race mainly down country lanes. Friendly marshals. The hill you have to battle twice isn't huge, just quite long. Got a PB!! Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: Tough, but mainly because of the heat. In full: Humber Bridge is just beautiful. It really is special running over it. Take away the extreme heat of this years race, & this race isn't TOO hard. It was the heat that was the killer. Long hill at 4 miles that isn't steep, just energy sapping in the heat. Cardiac hill at 9 miles is tough, but not too evil. Great support from the locals with hosepipes & much cheering! They had run out of goody bags for my mate who was faster than me, though I got one ok, though I got no fruit as they'd run out. I def do this one again, but not if this kind of heat is forecast. Next year I'll wait & check the weather forecast before entering, as I found it really hard in the heat. I ran it all, but was still 36 mins over my recent PB!! Date of review: June 28, 2010
In short: Lovely friendly race through country villages In full: Fab race. Lovely route through little country villages, where the locals all come out to clap, setting up hosepipes as showers! Pretty flat, so a PB is on the cards. Organisation spot on. Plenty of police & marshals to stop traffic. Great expensive looking rucksack memento. Plenty of free parking at the playing fields, with free bouncy castle for the kids as well as a fun run. If you can make 2 hours 40, you must do this race. Date of review: June 21, 2010
In short: Not really for slower runners In full: I didn't really enjoy this one, as I feel it's not really a race for slower runners. My PB is 2:37, but roads were quickly reopened during my race & marshals withdrawn. Very annoying having cars flying out of side roads every few steps nearly running me over as I tried to get past people as I ran on the pavement. I nearly got lost a few times too as no marshals. Speaking to other people during the race it was clear others had actually got lost & gone the wrong way. I ran the whole of it, but I feel it's a race for faster runners only.
Good support from the locals though. Medal nice, though disappointed it didn't say something on it that mentioned it was a HM.
In short: Nice little flat race by the sea. In full: Decent course for a PB as no major hills. Nice running with a sea view. Very hot day. Magnificent glass lazer cube memento, the best memento I've ever seen!! Date of review: May 24, 2010
In short: Tough, but incredible views. In full: Forget PB's! It's over 10k anyway, & a hard hilly trail race. But postcard views. It was very hot this year which made it tougher, as there was no shade. Free cake & drink at end & coaster. Date of review: May 24, 2010