In short: Well organised. Flat route. Great finish In full: I volunteered at this race last year as a novice runner with 10k's being my limit and never imagining being able to run this sort of distance. After the race I was talked into GNR but that's another story. I ran with a friend who wanted her first sub 2 so that was our aim. The organisation and the constant emails and updates on Facebook made for a great pre race experience. Marshalling at Glanford park was excellent keeping the traffic moving. Number collection was slick. The run itself, apart from a couple of bridges over the motorway is totally flat and fast. Great support along the course in all the villages. The finish line takes in half a lap of Scunthorpe United's football ground and a finish arch on the centre spot. All in all a great race. Organised by runners for runners the difference really shows. Massive PB potential and a must if you haven't done it. Date of review: May 10, 2014
In short: Excellent. How it should be done In full: I signed up to this race as it's local to me and it got a good score in the awards last year. Lived up to all expectations. Organisation was slick. Parking was easily accessible and ample. The run route was pretty and flat. And the medal and goody bag great. The most impressive thing was the communication. There was a delay, totally out of the clubs hands, with the delivery if the race numbers. But the club made sure everyone was kept informed. Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: Excellent way to start the year In full: I ran this race last year at short notice as my freind picked up an injury. I thouroughly enjoyed it and was looking forward to running again this year. Great organisation and a good well supported fast course. Hit a new PB to start the year. This is a race i can see being in my diary every year Date of review: February 2, 2014
In short: great set of races In full: I have already reviewed Saxilby. Having competed at Gainsborough and Market Rasen I cant add much more.
Gainsborough was a more challenging 5K with a nasty little hill right at the end.
Market Rasen was a great run, lap around the racecourse then a road section, short run around good trails then back along the road and around the racecourse. As before organisation was excellent I will definately do these 3 again next year Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: excellent In full: Saxilby. The first of three races in the West Lindsey Run Series. Very impressed, well worth the entry fee. Communication and directions before the event were excellent. Race HQ was easy to find registration went well all numbers and chips in an envelope with your name and number. Nice fast course no congestion (set a PB for 5k so very happy) lots of locals turned out and gave good support. Nice medal too and printout of your chip time immediately at the end. Only one VERY small criticism was the marshals' weren't as supportive as other races i've done but that's just me. (I need the encouragement)looking forward to Gainsborough and Market Rasen Date of review: October 2, 2013
In short: Not called tough ten for nothing!! In full: My first long distance event and what a treat. good organisation, challenging route and good atmosphere. Really looking forward to practicing the route a few times see if I can get my time down. Cant wait for next year Date of review: September 3, 2013
In short: Very nice race. Brilliant medal. rubish goody bag In full: Relatively Local to us so good start for my second and my wifes first 10k race. We stayed for thee weekend so didnt encouter the traffic issues others have suffered (but this is why we stayed the weekend) Course was fine with an excellent finish past the cathedral and into the castle although quite congested in places which did affect my time. that said the race village was great medal is fantastic but i do agree the goody bag is pretty pointless. Would of liked a t shirt or at least the oppourtunity to purchase one. Will definatley be back next year to beat our times. Date of review: May 24, 2013
In short: Beautigull scenery great course fantastic goody bag great medal In full: As improving runners (we only started last sept) My wife and i are big fans of a day out at Clumber so the chance to undertake our first trail run at such a lovely location was too good to pass up. I was a little dubious when I found out race no. etc wouldnt be posted out however when we arrived had a nice stroll to the village from the car. Spotted a steward straight away who advised i needed to fill out disclaimer and then go collect my number. stroll back to the car was used as an oppourtunity to limber up once i had done my warm up and the organised warm up off we went. Thought the course was very good muddy enough to feel adventourous very pretty surroundings i found it quite an acceptable challenge and beat my road PB. Overall excellent brilliant goody bag. I would have liked to see more trade stands but thats a minor negative. Looking forward to next year Date of review: May 22, 2013