I absolutely love this race and have ran it three times - its well organised, friendly and has good facilities. The route is beautiful with a few challenging inclines. The car park on the field can get very muddy and the entrance/exit to the car park can be very slippery.Possibly a ramp might help here?! I would definitely recommend this race.
I ran this course last year which I got a Pb for 10 miles. Its a great course absolutely love it. This year 2018 Im competing in a marathon, sorunning this year was for training purposes more than anything. The course was still brilliant. The one thing you could improve on is the village hall isnt really bigger enough and when having to collect tshirt ( which is fab by the way!!) it was a complete nightmare. You could move in the hall wverybody was squashed up. Possibly a tent out side like the interlink one might be good for another year.
Lovely course, very well organised and superb marshalls. Staggered start helps. Hall is far too small for everyone so a bit of squeeze trying to get a coffee after, or to support those winning trophies. One I shall definitely do again.
I love this race, it's a great route. Medal was fantastic this year too ;)Just one bit of feedback for both Freethorpe and the Humpty Dumpty. Please do admin and prize giving outside. That hall is far too claustrophobic. Thank you for a fantastic event!
My first ever ten mile race and was very nervous when i got there, car parking was easy directed into my spot by one of the many marshals who where present throughout the day. Changing facilities where very good and extra toilets where present, a safe bag area was well managed although at one point had a bigger queue than the toilets but i think that was mainly due to people wanting to keep their jackets on until the last moment due to the chill wind that was blowing.The start was split into three pens colour coded and whilst waiting in the middle pen for the start got chatting to another runner, everyone was excited for the off, and then the first group was allowed to start the middle group was two minutes after and the final group two minutes after that, as we ran out of the village there was a large number of bystanders cheering us on, from start to finish there where plenty marshals about the course at the well manned water stations and every road junction or turning, the wind was blowing rather hard but when you got out of the wind you suddenly found yourself getting rather warm. The course itself was country roads with some gentle if long inclines that is util you got to reedham, running alongside the river and past the pub was really great but then you turned a corner and there was quite a steep hill, followed by a fairly long incline, but with other runners to talk to and getting encouragement from the time was flying by suddenly i was running down the final straight crossed the line and in a good time i thought, the medal was a nice solid chunky medal and i had paid for the anniversary ten years of the Freethorpe ten miles race which was of very good quality as well which i collected, the marshals at the end handed out water and if you wanted a banana or chocolate bar there was plenty for all. As i drank my water and got my breath back the runner from earlier came over and we congratulated each other and compared times, seems like runners like to talk about running. Although this was my first ten miler i have run other races and i have to say this was one of the best organised, i never saw any problems and really enjoyed the day, can't wait to do this next year.