In short: Wind In full: My word. Cannot believe the amount of whingeing about the wind and the lack of scenery. Wake up: it's Blackpool in February: it's going to be windy...:)
In fact, the breeze made it more of a challenge and the sunshine and views of the crashing waves were superb. I don't care about goody bags: a drink and a medal are good enough and keeps the entry cost down.
The highlight for me were the Runner's World pacers. I stuck to the 9m mile chap like glue (until the 11-mile mark when he dropped me but then I caught him up near the finish). He dragged me to a PB. So a big thank you. Big thanks also to the marshalls, volunteers and organisers. Will be back next year!
In short: Hills? What hills.... In full: Nice race. The hills were nowhere near as bad as some have suggested on here. Easy last 5 or 6 miles and a good finish with great support. Date of review: May 10, 2010
In short: Heaven and hills In full: Quite simply the toughest thing I've ever done. Floods, torrential rain, gales and cramp in both legs didn't stop me getting a PB and getting under 2 hours for the first time (just!). Thanks to the marshalls, who were inspirational. Date of review: November 2, 2009
In short: A bitter hill to swallow In full: My first half marathon and despite having a stinking cold I was thrilled to make it to the end. Was hoping to go under 2 hours but just missed out. Will be back to remedy that next year. The hills were tough but not as tough as I had expected. And the chap who collapsed near the end put my whingeing about a sore throat and snotty nose into perspective. I hope he is ok. Thank you to the organisers and the brilliant marshals for a great experience. Date of review: November 4, 2008