In short: Too many runners for the capacity of the organisation In full: Reasonable organisation until 25.5M; after that embarrassing. The final furlongs on mats were not good, the harrying through the finish poor (oh first aid was back there - where was the bin for the timing chip?), lack of signage or marshalls, the congestion where extra gates were kept locked, the distance to the baggage reclaim and worst of all, the distance to the shuttle buses. Most gave up on the expensive pre-paid buses and paid £1.20 for the public service. The whole event - "The Lothian Coastal Marathon" - was expensive and poor value. Good public support though Date of review: May 26, 2010
In short: The Joy of Sox In full: I have often grumbled about getting yet another hideous T-shirt which soon heads for the recycling bank and wished that I would find something of more practical benefit in the goody bag - at last a pair of quality running socks. Well done, the OWLS Date of review: September 6, 2009
In short: Delightful rural marathon In full: A real pleasure to run; a friendly small-scale marathon from a small friendly club. Attractive rolling countryside offers sufficient excuses for the occasional walk.
Will do again next year and this time I might even prepare for it Date of review: May 12, 2009
In short: A very posiitve experience In full: Second time i have done this and a PB by several minutes this time. As race venue is a school, runners can have a shower after plus massages available. Nice to not get yet another t-shirt to put in the drawer but have the opportunity to buy one. Date of review: September 21, 2008
In short: Flatter than a witch's appendage! In full: I have run it twice and would do it again. Really fast course with only reason to slow being two turning posts. Friendly organisation with pleasant HQ. Excellent value with good goody bag (thanks to sponsorship) but t-shirt is flimsy Date of review: August 21, 2007
In short: A lovely little event and incredible value. In full: The best kind of small-scale local race and superb value. The (revised) course was more hilly than I had expected but pleased with my time. A pint of beer is much more welcome than another t-shirt or medal. Please repeat next year and I'll drag along more runners from my club. Date of review: July 21, 2007
In short: Expensive and poor value. Organisation struggles with numbers of entries In full: £14 is steep and made worse by insult of being charged to park on a playing field. (Then they invite you to spend £5 on a shirt).
Strong feeling that the organisers are not runners and have little experience of other races. But at least this year they managed to send me my race number.
"Love the City of Lincoln but not the Lincoln 10K" Date of review: March 30, 2007