In short: Excellent 2nd year for Thunder Run 24. Great atmosphere, weather and course. In full: I really enjoyed it again, the first year was great but it is amazing how it has grown in just a year. Despite the increase in numbers the organisation was still excellent, well done and a big thank you to Patrick Adams, his team and all the marshalls. I will definatley be enetering next year. Cheers Date of review: August 4, 2010
In short: Great Course and organisation in beautiful scenery In full: I did the 20 mile route and enjoyed it a lot, the course was really good with some good hills. The scenery is beautiful with some great views over the downs. The organisation was really good with checkpoints where you needed it, including well needed fig rolls and custard creams at the latter checkpoints. I took an OS map and marked out the route beforehand, but could have got away without it as the signs and marshalls pointed you in the right direction. I enjoyed this a lot and will definately consider it next year. Cheers Date of review: May 18, 2010
In short: Great Organisation, Enjoyable Scenic Run In full: Very good value , which included a T-shirt and travel from the car park (free on Sundays) in Sleaford to Lincoln before the event. A lovely route from Lincoln through beutiful countryside, across fields, alongside rivers and through picturesque villages. A flat course so it was nice for my first full marathon, and the route was well marked out. Marshalls we're excellent and we're very encouraging, with water stations at the right points I thought, nice flapjack at one of the stations, yum. Excellent event, will definatley consider doing it again. Thank you all involved. Date of review: October 19, 2009
In short: A great new event with hopefully a promising future, sign me up for next year I had a great weekend. In full: You would have thought the rain and the mud would have dampened our spirits, but instead it added another element to this event. The course had a good mix of terrain and hills to keep things interesting, so that after multiple laps I didn't get bored. The organisation was really good and the marshalls and water station people we're friendly and gave great support. I went solo for this event just to see what I was capable of, I didn't get near the likes of the top soloists, but I was happy with my 10 laps and was able to learn from my experience and other runners. Thanks to all the organisers, marshalls and everyone involved for a great weekend. Hopefully see you next year.
In short: Flat race tow path run with tunnels and bridges thrown in. In full: I enjoyed this half marathon, I had been looking forward to it for a while and was hoping to do a fast time. But I'd picked up a minor injury prior to it and was limited to the amount I could train before hand. The weather was good, as the rain held out, but the sun was evil when there was no shade, sun cream is a must. Organisation was good and I thought the way the runners start times we're spread out was a wise idea. The only minor faults I can pick up on is I think the energy drink at the last water station could have been at the earlier one, and also the poor organisation of the bag collection at the end. But it was nice to have showers at the end. Thanks to all the organisers and marshalls I had a great day. Date of review: July 5, 2009
In short: Challenging arf with great atmosphere In full: This was a tough run, with lots of hills, the Milton Road hill was a killer, but the crowds got me through it. The crowds we're brilliant throughout the course and I have to say the people of Stoke are the best. The hoses on certain stages we're a big help as it was very hot. This race seemed very good value for money, for a half marathon with a souvenir plate, medal and t-shirt. I will definitely consider doing this again next year. Date of review: June 15, 2009