Event Review | Southport Seaside 10K | Racecheck

← Southport Seaside 10K

This is a two-lap course, almost entirely flat, and nearly always wide with plenty of space to spread out and pass each other. You get views of the sea at one point and run along the marine lake for a stretch, too; most of the route is along closed roads with one section using a wide pavement next to a road still used by traffic but all felt very safe. Pre-race info was clear and timely and a virtual option was offered for anyone unable or unwilling to attend in person. The 'race village' was very scaled down this year but besides the race number/T-shirt pick-up point there was a stall with a selection of running goodies, a coffee van with delicious cakes, and an ice cream van - and local shops and eateries were within easy walking distance. There were plenty of marshals to help guide and to shout encouragement, and pacers at 5-minute intervals. Water was available at the halfway point and at the end and there was also a vegan snack bar (sadly only one flavour available and that contained nuts). The medals were good quality with an attractive glittered design along the seaside theme (an ice cream this year!) My only disappointment was the design of the (optional) race T-shirt - it was a lovely shade of blue and the glittery silver wording was pretty and effective, but there were no images and it seemed quite plain and generic.