In short: Great value race for a fantasic charity. Hot when the sun shines which seems to every year! In full: Great race for an amazing charity, my home event. Why is it always so damn hot though?! Such good PB potential as it's flat as pancake but the heat tends to kill off those thoughts. To be expected in June I suppose. If you're not running you should definately organise a BBQ for the same day, guarenteed blazing sunshine! Maybe it could start at 8 rather than 10 then we would miss most of the heat? Not so good if you're travelling.
As for the 2 lap format, I've spoken to the organiser at Havens and they want to make it 1 lap all the way along the seafront but Southend Council won't give permission. Apparently, the guy who owns Adventure Island objects due to loss of business caused by a full seafront road closure. Maybe now that the race is getting bigger (approx 1500 finishers this year) they might allow it!? Maybe not hey. Date of review: June 15, 2009