Well done to everybody who completed the Redcar Half Marathon and thanks to those who volunteered to marshall, man the water station or other duties. Having manned the water station for the first time I think it may have been easier to run the race!
The results have been corrected and from what I can see, are correct...
Apart from a hitch with the initially published results, the race went very well - here is a mesage from Andy Pearson to all those who voulunteered:
A big thank you to you all for being part of yesterdays event. Without your involvement the race would not have been possible. There are many positive comments coming in from the runners as we engage various forms of social networking (Twitter, Facebook). This is a selection of comments made by runners who completed the race yesterday.
"the finish was very great, loads of people shouting for you. the marshall's are great, the best ones were towards the finish or situated on the roundabout at 8 miles"
"apart from the wind it was EXCELLENT"
"Great course, friendly atmosphere, big enough but not too big! Loved it!"
"Great race, very well organised. Good atmosphere at finish"
" Great mix of club runners and non club runners. Good atmosphere all the way around. Seamless organisation. A permanent fixture on the race calendar"
"A quick, picturesque seaside route - made even better by exceptional organisation!"
" This was my first time running this event. I chose a relatively easy, yet amusing costume, which added to the atmosphere around the route".
"The operation of four free park and ride sites worked seamlessly (well done to Arriva buses)"
"The start was extremely well organised. The marshalling and water station volunteers were excellent and very supportive. The finish area again was excellently laid out with the large grassed area adjacent to the finish a very welcome place to relax and reunite with relatives"
"The course was approximately 50% on the coast/promenade which was beautifully picturesque and 50% inland - which didn't detract too much from the course as a whole being that it returned back to the very welcoming seafront for the final 2 miles"
" relatively flat, if slightly undulating, course with PB potential"
"Beautiful coastal scenery, outstanding organisation and good spectator support. Oh, and the medal and t-shirt were excellent too - making the event fee one of the best £20's I've spent"
"Very well done indeed Tees Valley Leisure, I shall be returning in 2012 to help you celebrate this events 30th anniversary!"
"a very good race, almost flat route, lots of supporters out clapping you along, good water stations except please keep the lid on the bottle, some people like to run with it but don't want to spill it everywhere" (Note from me…I would prefer bottle off for ease of drinking on the run - you can't please everyone!)
"the marshalls were awesome on the course"
Thanks again for all your help. If you have any feedback from your marshall location or about the race in general please do not hesitate to let me know. We can use this to make any necessary changes to next year's race.