In short: Cracking new addition to the calendar - just don't expect a PB! In full: Really enjoyed today's event which lived up to it's name.
Three sharp and hard climbs at the end of the race make it a punishing, but rewarding 10k and one I'll return to year after year.
Organisation was fantastic, with smoothly run facilities at both start and finish. Marshalling was effective, and there was no chance of anyone going off course.
Really surprised to see 'Pony Tail''s comments as for me they don't seem to reflect the event I took part in. I can only assume that this is someone used to pancake flat parkruns and that 'The Sting' stung them too hard!!!
Well done Caistor Running Club - now that's two strong, albeit very different, 10ks that have made their debut in West Lindsey in 2013 and should have a bright future :) Date of review: June 4, 2012
In short: Country lanes with gentle climbs and descents mean that you'll get a respectable time in this race. Not much to see though, which is a shame when the town itself is lovely... In full: Pros: An enjoyable race with some nice facilities in Jubilee Park; chip timing; some handily placed water stations for those who want them; supportive race-marshalling; free overflow parking; quick results service.
Cons: Very congested start and tight finishing area; poorly placed chip collection; ridiculous marshalling of queues for parking this year which meant a massive traffic jam through the centre of the town... 1 person stopping the car to tell you that the next person had something to tell you (which was that overflow parking was being used) when all that was required was a set of traffic cones and some arm-waving which would have resulted in a free flow of traffic.
On the whole though, and enjoyable day and I'd run again. Date of review: June 5, 2011