In short: Great event, poor results In full: I dont normally do this sort of run, only my 2nd big city half in 30 odd years ! We got to start early as minutes away from where we were staying, baggage stowed easily, but there seemed to be a problem with toilets. Most were at the rear near the baggage area, more are needed nearer to the start. I enjoyed the course and the support during the race. Disappointed in the T shirt, nice material but looks like a charity T shirt, no mention of Edinburgh on it ! The big minus is lack of full results with chip and gun timing which all big events publish the same day. I was 4th in my age group, but looking at finish photos I was 3rd over the line which is what normally counts. Minor gripe but very important for me, but we hope to be back next year. Date of review: May 29, 2013
In short: Faultless In full: Lots of work had obviously gone into this event and it shows. From communications pre race to the excellent atmosphere at the finish. Enthusiastic marshal's and water distributors on the route and great support from some of the outlying villages. Best vets prize list I have ever come across too and all age groups covered. Mention has been made of the cost but road closures, stadium hire, prize list etc all add up. Not a lot can be done about the walk to the start, but a good warm up anyway ! See you all next year folks Date of review: May 1, 2013
In short: Great value In full: 2nd time I have ran this event and it just gets better. Great organisation, top value with a cool long sleeved tech top and goody bag. Hilly course but makes it a challenge, weather good for running too, see you all next year folks.
In short: Well worth the trip In full: 2nd year I have ran this and all went very smooth. Bit of a hill at the end but most ran faster than Saxilby 5K 3 weeks ago. Great to be traffic free especially in the misty conditions. Great facilities showers etc. Hope the series is on next year. Date of review: October 22, 2012
In short: I ran the first one in 1983 amd will run it whenever I can in the future 1 In full: Great weather, fantastic challenging course, 3 great drink stations and a long sleeved technical T shirt, all For £11.00 A bargain folks, please come back next year, it will be just as good. Date of review: September 1, 2012
In short: Fast course In full: Well organised 2 and a bit laps. Great Tech T shirt and good facilities. Fast results and a very smooth event. Bit damp but a good day for racing. Date of review: July 8, 2012
In short: Excellent first event, well done Caistor In full: Very smooth organisation, great finish in the Market Place, quick results and a technical T shirt. What more can you want ? Hope to see it back next year Date of review: June 6, 2012
In short: Loved it In full: Great race, in my 30 years of running I dont normally do big city runs but this was a great weekend away, White number start so just a few seconds crossing the line. Great organisation, worth the 500 mile round trip. Cones where a hazard at times, also Ipod wearers etc, ambulances zipping around, would the people wearing music players hear them, why isolate yourself when the course has music and good crowd support ? Good goody bag but one size cotton T shirt OK for me, but only in large which for my wife at 5 foot is useless, luckily we got a free good for age as race very expensive. Not as flat as I expected !! Date of review: March 12, 2012