In short: faultless In full: the race was excellent last year and just got better. firstly the introduction of chip timing & secondly closure of the road from 18K-20K ment we avoided running on a rutted pavement.
really fast course, and fingers crossed for a 3rd consecutive PB in 2014! Date of review: May 5, 2013
In short: great race but.... In full: some small gripes. namely the lack of t-shirt (didnt really want another white cotton one anyway), and poor placement of distance markers. Last Km was about 900 meters.
Other than that an enjoyable event on a fast track.
In short: a swift half In full: perfect conditions on the day (cool with little or no breeze) made this sttrsctive course all the more enjoyable. the course is not as flat as it felt according to my Garmin, though two motorway flyovers were the only real hills I can remember. the setting was mainly rural, the marshalls were really encouraging, and the finish in the footie ground made a fitting end to a great race. road closure for that last 2 miles would have made a fast course even quicker. Still managed to get a PB and really hoping to be able to try for one next year please Neil! Date of review: May 12, 2012
In short: flat rural 10k In full: I really like this event and keep coming back each year. The field is big enough to provide some atmosphere but not large enough to congest the course. The route was well marshalled with frequent water stations and was mainly traffic free. The only minor gripe is that the 9km marker was set out about 1150m meters from the finish, but the course measured 10k on the Garmin so cant really complain! Date of review: June 5, 2011
In short: friendly flat seaside 10k In full: 10k out and back along the prom at Mablethorpe. Lovely! The course is pretty much pancake flat, though the sea breeze coming home put paid to any hopes of a PB (and it was far blowier last year apparently)
I have never known such an encouraging team of marshalls, and even the holidaymakers and daytrippers gave their support too. Date of review: September 12, 2010
In short: fast rural PB course In full: Not quite pancake flat, but all the gradients are pretty gentle. its got definite PB potential if the conditions are favourable, as they were today. some pens at the start for sub 40 and 45 runners were a welcome addition. making these areas larger with a couple more for sub 50 and 55 would easy congestion others appear to have experienced. the organiser obviously put the Km markers out before he went to the pub this year, unlike last time ;-) 2nd successive PB for me here, and I will do my best to make it 3 next time around. Date of review: June 6, 2010