An ENJOYABLE? 20 mile race…
Race: East Hull 20
Date: Sunday 20th March 2016
Distance: 20 miles
Type: Road. Mostly flat, country roads
Location: Start and finish at East Hull Harriers Club House, Hull
Entry fee: £20 (£22 Affiliated)
Number of finishers: Race limit 600
Winning Time: 1.51
Race memento: A lovely technical vest
Event Website: https://bookitzone.com/brian_jennison/K22FFX
My Time/Place: 2.51 (266/494)
I actually really enjoyed the course, well as much as you can enjoy a 20 mile course! The gentle rolling bumps kept it interesting, my favourite parts were the long stretches of country road where the miles kept coming along and getting ticked off without too much thought. I least enjoyed the parts through the villages, up and down the curb, watching out for traffic and twisty bends.
The water stations were frequent and stocked with bottled water, some of the marshals also had jelly babies and orange segments on the second half of the course. My only criticism would be that another marshal on the last stretch just passed 19 miles before you turn to left to the big bump, would have been useful as if it wasn’t for the runners I could just about see in the distance, I wouldn’t have know where to go, at 19 miles my brain does work very well!
The race was well organised and the marshals very supportive! East Hull Harriers also put on a ‘good spread’ after the race in the club house for all the hungry runners.
See you there next year?
Race Rating: 4.5/5