In short: New race, everything went well In full: 2 fairly flat laps, only a small incline to negotiate. Well organised as ever by FCR and proceeds go to the Fire Fighters charity so well worth it. Will be back next year no doubt Date of review: November 24, 2014
In short: Not too bad In full: Well organised, multi lap route. Decent turnout with an ok medal and water bottle at the end. Only issue was the start and finish being on grass. Was boggy in places and almost fell over on the home straight when my foot sunk. Date of review: November 19, 2014
In short: Excellent as ever In full: Faultless organisation from FCR as usual. Nice to see a new medal for 2014. Only slight downside was the lack of chip timing. Will be back next year Date of review: November 10, 2014
In short: Excellent as ever from FCR In full: Flat and fast with the usual top organisation from Fylde Coast. Can't fault a single thing, although i'd prefer a chocolate muffin to a doughnut at the end! Date of review: October 13, 2014
In short: Good but room for improvement In full: Overall I did enjoy the race but a few things let it down such as lack of support round the majority of the course and not being as much rock 'n' roll round the course as advertised. I thought the 3hr 15 pacers were brilliant. 2 guys working together to encourage everyone in the group and grab water / gels to share around. Would be nice to see a 3hr pacer though next year just in case I get ambitious. Date of review: May 28, 2014
In short: PB Smashed In full: Well i smashed my PB by 20 mins+ to get down below 3:12 and the majority of the day was excellent. Just a couple of issues that could be improved: 1. Water stations - never experienced chaos like it, these areas needs to be stretched out so not everyone is trying to get them at the same spot and more people need to man these. I virtually had to stop at each station to get one to avoid being tripped. 2. Marker signs - the mile markers and signs for impending water stations need to be bigger. Heard alot of people saying they hadnt seen them and I missed quite a few.
Other than that it was perfect Date of review: April 9, 2014
In short: A lesson for others races In full: Apart from the wind this race was as perfect as ever. Everything organised perfectly before hand and on the day. The pedigree pen at the front is also an idea other races need to adopt. It only takes a bit of tape to seperate an area so those wanting to run a fast race don't have to fight their way through the masses. BUPA could do with using this for the Great Manchester Run. Date of review: February 12, 2014