Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
3.5
SWAG
3.5
37 years have passed since the prestigious Run Barbados series was conceptualized, by locals: Sir Austin Sealy and Carl Bayley. This exciting event has evolved into one of the premier sporting attractions on the island with a festive atmosphere and a spirit of camaraderie that epitomizes the theme: “Come for … MORE
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    iank FIRST-TIMER '18

    It's a hot weather run for sure and has a 5am start time to reflect the fact that it's going to be about 24degC (75degF) even at that time of … MORE

    It’s a hot weather run for sure and has a 5am start time to reflect the fact that it’s going to be about 24degC (75degF) even at that time of the day. Not too much humidity but it still requires training and strategies to stay hydrated and cool when the sun comes out. Lots of water stops to be sure, but I’d personally recommend carrying additional fluids for yourself.
    There’s some pleasant scenery for parts of the run, but you start out well before sunrise so you don’t see some of that until the return half (it’s an out and back, and double for the full marathon). No surprise that there’s not too much of a crowd out to watch at that time on a Sunday, so it’s a quieter run. All on paved roads. Some traffic later in the morning.
    Like Bermuda (in January) this race is part of a three day weekend starting with a fun run Mile on Friday night (slightly disorganized this year), and options for 5km or 10km on Saturday around sunset (which must be pretty some years, but we had rain and cloud this year).
    Makes for a tougher challenge to turn it around 11 hours after the 10km on Saturday for a 5am start Sunday, but that makes for a more serious running crowd perhaps. It also makes it a bit confusing to compare your times to other races and other racers because there’s no obligations to run multiple events. In other words the runner who beats you by a few seconds might have fresher legs than you by not having run the night before, but there’s no way to know that. My suggestion to race organizers would be to include statistics for runners competing in the full race challenge.
    But for sure, the very best part of this in my opinion is the ability to be cooling off in the crystal clear waters of Carlisle Bay within a minute of finishing the run!! That’s better than any medal or t-shirt.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    rundirun FIRST-TIMER '16

    Bring your own hydration. Practice running solo. It's a small marathon and you'll cover several miles alone. Roads are open to traffic. Bring money. Food is for sale at finish … MORE

    Bring your own hydration. Practice running solo. It’s a small marathon and you’ll cover several miles alone. Roads are open to traffic. Bring money. Food is for sale at finish line but not much is offered to runners for free. Enjoy a swim in the ocean after you cross the finish line. Best cool down ever!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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