In short: Good race, well marshalled. I was a bit disappointed at the car parking. In full: I turned up early to ensure car parking to see a sign saying 'school car park full' outside a different car park.
I was therefore disappointed to find, after a leisurely half-mile walk to the school, that the school car park was almost empty!!!
In short: Thank you to all that made this a special race. In full: Thanks must go to Brian and all the marshals.
It must have been run on one of the hottest days of the year so far. Water points were essential and the people of Freckleton and all along the route ceratinly came up trumps. There were water points all along the route and you consequently you could pick and choose from which you took refreshment. Also people out with their hoses to provide showers.
In short: Except for a bit of a steep rise on each of the main laps a probable PB course In full: It was a PB for me, but then again I had only done one ten-miler before. Probably though a possible PB for other runners.
In short: A very well organised race. In full: Cannot fault the race organisers at all. Everything seemed to run fine.
I am though frustrated though at the number of people who join the orange wave with no intention of running it. Made worse by those who decide to run together blocking the path of more serious. At one point there was a team of about ten blocking even the widest part of the road, what it must have been like with this lot when the road/path was narrower I can only imagine! Date of review: May 23, 2005
In short: Third time I've done this and third time I've enjoyed it. In full: It was a bit windier than last year, so stopped me going for a PB.
Race again well organised and well marshalled/policed.
It is good that the profits will again be going to charity.
A couple of suggestions though.
Any chance of having more 'waves' than just the under 40 mins. I know this is classed as a fun run, but even when getting to the line early I got stuck behind a few women who's sole intention seemed to be running holding hands with each other and stop other runners passing.
Also (and I realise that this can hardly be blamed on the organisers), but this is the only race (and for the second year) I have been at where spectators decide to stand in the middle of the runners. I know it shouldn't be necessary to ask this of anyone with an ounce of sense, but any chance that the PA could be used to ask spectators to get away from the runners. Date of review: May 8, 2005