In short: A very scenic run over a spectacular bridge with superb goody bag In full: The Humber bridge 10k was superb, on hot day the breeze made it more comfortable. The west side of the bridge was closed but marshalls and organistaion made it run smoothly. As a steady runner it was nice to see the fast guys looked as sweaty as i felt. I hurt my knee at 3 and half miles and the marshalls cheered me on to the end. The goody bag was superb with a tech Tshirt, Glucosamine pack, water bottle and even a pen. a Great Run and one i'll come back to. Date of review: June 5, 2009
In short: A great way to burn off all the turkey and pudding In full: I actul thought this was going to be the Running hardcore type race but it was supported by lots of peopel of all levels Really enjoyed the run and the running hat was nice touch for a momento. Well organisaed as always
Well Done EHH and a Happy new year to you all Date of review: January 3, 2008
In short: Confused run - but defintely PB material In full: I was looking forward to this race for some time. Having spent some time at one of these Holiday parks previously i knew it would be a good route. PRO's Good course, excellent facilities, the showbar was good with proper toilets. Marshalls were cheerful and good crowd of varying abilities - good for a first timer. Ok T-shirt
Cons. Car parking not open-due to pleasure island No megaphone-so couldnt hear the starter. Suppose to be traffic free route but cars were on route Wrong route been used causing other issues.wrong signage, thought 5k finish was 10k finish..... No water station but could have been due to the wrong route been used. No start time for 10k on detail form issued with number The attitude of some of the runners STUNK. a mistake was made and it wasn't deliberate- voice concern but no need to be rude
Summary The mistake was seen early on and a soloution put in place. This will be a good run once the mistakes have been rectified and will be one i wil return too next year as its nice and flat and has PB potential thanks to the marshals who turned out in pretty horrible conditions windy and raining Date of review: November 21, 2007
In short: Excellent - well organised run In full: Thi swas the first time i have ran the Major Stone and was not dissapointed. The car parking was simple and efficient and not too far away from the start. Whilst I had pre-registered, registration on the day to get your number was very simple and efficient The village of lockington is very scenic and has little traffic and can defintiley recommend the local honey that was being sold. The run itself was well marshalled and signposted. Water was available as promised and a refreshing sponge was also given out at about 7-8 miles. The weather was a bit windy but the organisers cant do anything about that. The rout took you into the village at 10 miles and then back out for final 3m that caught me out slightly as i thought i was near the finish
PB potential definitely i knocked loads of my last GNR time
GOOD - WELL ORGANISED AND A PLEASURE TO TAKE PART IN
In short: Excellent race - well worth having a go In full: First time i have ran this race and was expecting a very flat fast course. Whilst not as hilly as many others i have taken part in the long slopes are deceiving. That not to say i would class it as "undulating" The race organisation was smooth and parking plentiful. The start was clean and efficient as was nice for first timers who bring the familiy as they can see you shortly afetr the start and after short loop and then at the finish so keeps the interest up for them. The run itself was well marshalled and they were very cheery...or was that becasue i thank them when i go past... The finish was well organised and recording smooth and efficient. The family fun run was around the short loop and teh start was confusing the map appeared to show a different start to the actual...this was the only minor glitch
well organised again and well amrshalled
A credit to the organisers Date of review: August 13, 2007
In short: An interesting undulating course - wonderrful view coming back into Beverley In full: My 1st run after a hard but slow FLM and aimed simply to finish.
One of the largest 10k runs in the East Riding. An excellent turnout with top local runners to the Police doing it in riot gear for charity.
Lovely run though beverly town out towards the westwood then a long hill up and out of town. The hill keeps going for sometime and then a rolling road. Was working hard on this one trying to catch my friend that left me at the start so a bit of a blur. Turning back toward Beverley it gave a wonderful view. The minster shone like a beacon in the bright Spring/Summer sun.
I pushed hard coming onto the Westwood and then downhill into Beverley and managed to catch up with my friend. Lots of people around cheering and clapping. Into Beverley and the market place with a spurt to the finish... but this wasnt the finish it was a little bit further on..LOL... Amazing how many first timers get that bit wrong
Good organisation at the finish. though my friend and i crossed the line exactly together but the timing was 4 seconds difference.... but a small critiscsim with so many runners taking part. The race was well organised and the gift was a shower bag....different but I personally stil prefer T-Shirts. The amazing thing was the amount of pictures put onto the website within days of the event being completed - over 250 WELL DONE and a race I wil DEFINTILEY be doing again
In short: An undulating Course with good mixture of Road and Track - Well organised In full: Having never run the Mucky Duck before, The organisation at the Rugby Club was well upto standard and very clearly marked out. The day was sunny and lots of people turned out including a coach party with runners a bit further a field. The race started in the car park simply because of closing a road down. Could easily of just walked onto the road before the horn went but did not detract from the run. The run winded its way through little driffield a scenic village then out onto the footpath of down a main road. little space for overtaking without running on some long stubblecut grasss. The route then transferred sides with a police manned crossing point and this was well organised considering how spread out the field was. shortly we turned off the tarmac footpath onto a grass track which climed up what seemd to be a very long hill. seemd to go on forever. but the sun was shining and the ground was dry. If it had been wet it would easy to why this would have been the "MUCKY DUCK" The water point was placed at about 4 miles at the top of teh hill and was very welcoming. A sharp drop down to the road and one more uphill section and then down down hill to Driffield again. The run through driffield was flat and another road crossing was well managed.
The section through "the Keld" was nice and scenic with a rugged run along another stubbly grass bit of roadside. Into the grassed area near the rugby club and round the field to a well manned finishing area.
With a goody bag, water/orange cordial and a banana to finish. The T-shirt was excellent quality.
Overall It was very well marshalled and orgaised run. You never seemed to goto far without someone being there.
They seem to have improved it considerably when compared to the previous comment made on the 2006 race Date of review: June 4, 2007
In short: One very special Day with sights and an atmosphere never experienced before In full: Having run the Great North 5 times before, So i am not unaccustomed to large crowds, the setup and execution of the FLM was unbelieveable. The transport to and from was spot on. THe baggage truck meant we didnt have to hang around forever getting cold.Though this year no chance of that. Only issue was that for us slower runners is they ran out of water. The race Directorsaid we will be swimming in it. YEAH RIGHT. I suffered from the heat like many others at the back. Only 3 showers that and one near the very end that i remember though lots of hosepipes came out. WE knew it was going to be hot 5 days bfore so why extra showers werent provided i have no idea. Walking around in my t-shirt on the monday was great no words exchanged but the look of respect from and to other runners gave me a sense of achievement. Knowing what we had been through.
Apart from the heat it was excellent and would recommend it to EVERYONE Date of review: April 24, 2007