Leanne Shrive

Corby, UK, UK
Member since Mar 2018

My Completed Races

2018
Rutland Spring Half Marathon
2017
Asda Foundation Leicester 10K
2017
Leicester City 5k Winter Series (Race 2)
2017
Leicester City 5k Winter Series (Race 1)
2017
Draycote Water Seven @ Severn

My Latest Reviews

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Excellent

a fantastic first race for Rutland spring half marathon. Well organised, great route, friendly people. Fantastic food station at the end, great food tent and massages. The only thing I’d change is a technical tshirt instead of a cotton one!

Posted on 16.04.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

3.7

Beautiful

I completed the spring run in 2018 and it’s beautiful. The course is well marshalled and there’s water stations throughout. You get jelly babies at registration and chip timing which gives you a time almost instantly. A flat and fast course with marshals stopping traffic at the only road cross.

I was a little disappointed with the entry price as for £20 you only got a run of the mill medal (I’m not even sure it says Stanwick Lakes on it) and a banana. It was then also £3 to park - perhaps a discount on this would be good. 

Posted on 01.04.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4

Last event

A mostly flat course (although on the second lap it certainly doesn’t feel it!), which is good for chasing PB’s. It’s so well organised, with numbers low it allows for race numbers to be handed out on the day, with pens and pins available to complete the information and pin to your top.

The route is dark in places, some runners wear head torches but these are not essential. Almost all runners wear hi-viz or bright colours.

The guys are so friendly and encouraging, there are lots of prizes for m/f age categories, teams etc. Good value for money - everyone gets a medal and unlimited biscuits and water

Posted on 15.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

3.9

Third of the series

A mostly flat course (although on the second lap it certainly doesn’t feel it!), which is good for chasing PB’s. It’s so well organised, with numbers low it allows for race numbers to be handed out on the day, with pens and pins available to complete the information and pin to your top.

The route is dark in places, some runners wear head torches but these are not essential. Almost all runners wear hi-viz or bright colours. 

The guys are so friendly and encouraging, there are lots of prizes for m/f age categories, teams etc. Good value for money - everyone gets a medal and unlimited biscuits and water

Posted on 15.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2017

3.9

Christmas theme

Second race of the series

A mostly flat course (although on the second lap it certainly doesn’t feel it!), which is good for chasing PB’s. It’s so well organised, with numbers low it allows for race numbers to be handed out on the day, with pens and pins available to complete the information and pin to your top.

The guys are so friendly and encouraging, there are lots of prizes for m/f age categories, teams etc. Good value for money - everyone gets a medal (Christmas pudding) and unlimited mince pies and water

Posted on 15.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2017

3.9

Race 1

A mostly flat course (although on the second lap it certainly doesn’t feel it!), which is good for chasing PB’s. It’s so well organised, with numbers low it allows for race numbers to be handed out on the day, with pens and pins available to complete the information and pin to your top. 

The guys are so friendly and encouraging, there are lots of prizes for m/f age categories, teams etc. Good value for money - everyone gets a medal and unlimited biscuits and water

Posted on 15.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2017

4.7

Time flies when you’re having fun

I arrived at Abbey Park a little late so headed straight to the start line and found the pacers for the time I was hoping to achieve. I was between 1hr 15 and 1hr 20 as I was hoping for somewhere around those times. There was group warm up to get involved in and the race was delayed by around 15 minutes.. so the warm up kept going.
Finally, they were shouting 3,2,1 and the mass of runners edged forward. I didn't cross the start line for around 2minutes so clearly a great turnout of runners.


The first 3km were great, I thought I was sticking with my pacers, the streets were lined with people cheering and I managed to spot a few familiar faces. Turns out I was not sticking with my pacers as well as I thought because by the time I got to 4km I'd overtaken the 1hr 10 pacer and I could see the 1 hr 5 only about 200m ahead of me.


I decided to ease my pace a little, keep the 1hr 5 in my sights but not rush to get to him. I sat at this pace for a couple of km's more so by the time I reached 6km I was ready to over take him before settling back into a comfortable pace.


As I neared 7km, I grabbed a water from the volvic station, took one mouthful and binned it. I hate carrying anything when I run and just wanted to wet my mouth more than anything.


Just past the 7km point, I spotted a fellow club runner and decided I to put a bit more effort in to reach her. I caught up with her at the 8km point, said our hello's and words of encouragement before somehow (and I have no idea how!) I managed to keep at this slightly faster pace and get ahead.


As I was nearing Abbey Park and the final km I saw some more familiar faces including my boyfriend, I was so relieved seeing him because I was running out of steam and I knew he would always shout me something encouraging to keep me going.



The final km in Abbey Park was definitely the longest section of the whole run. Someone turned to me and said 'when does this park bloody end?!' I felt the exact same. Eventually we turned a corner and saw the finish line, with 400m to go I picked my pace up slightly. It was only once I reached the final 100m, and hearing some stern words from my boyfriend, that I made it into a sprint and was absolutely delighted to have finished!
I had no idea what time I'd finished in, but I knew I'd got a PB so couldn't stop smiling.


I made my way along to the bottled water, medals and goodbags and found somewhere to sit down and take it all in. Leicester 10k was a really well organised run, with so many smiling faces, waves and cheers from families lining the streets and words of encouragement amongst the runners and from marshals as the passed them.


I finished with a clock time of: 1:03:19


And a chip time of: 1:01:17
   


Posted on 15.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2017

4.3

My first ‘over 5k’ race

I really enjoyed the distance of this run, longer than a 5k but could put more effort in than a 10k.

The run is all the way around the waters edge, missing out the biggest hill - which is great!

A lovely sunny day, a scenic route and great goody bag at the end and I was happy

Posted on 15.03.18