In short: Great race, with good organisation and a course that is suitable for all In full: This was my first race so I wasn't sure what to expect, however I needn't have been worried. It was well run, with a course that is not too challenging. There are a few hills but it is more undulating than hilly. Really enjoyed it. Only complaints is that official results (with times) are still not on the website. Also the wooden medal felt cheap considering the price paid. Will still do it again next year. Date of review: May 16, 2013
In short: Great PB potential In full: The start wasn’t too busy and was nice and chilled out. There were a couple of hills, but overall the course was flat. I achieved a new PB for a 10K, will definitely be back next year to beat my time. The organisation was superb.
In short: A great race for a PB, support, marshals, feed stations and facilities. With the added bonus of a senic route with very little traffic. This was my second year of running this race and I hope to return next year. Date of review: May 16, 2013
In short: Good organisation, lovely route, signage could have been better. In full: I ran the ran for the first time and cannot fault the organisation at all. The only slight issue they had was running out of bag tags but they were quick and found a resolution quickly.
The course is scenic and takes in all of the park but the only downside for me were the signs. I was towards the back of the pack (5hr 30) and they were already pulling off some of the marshals and there were points on the last loop where I had no idea which way to go. there were signs from the first lap that made it ultra confusing.
Ran out of small tshirts (first time ever!) but good water/supplies.
Only feedback would be to get a snack wagen/tea coffee wagen onsite to help the hungry runners and supporters! Date of review: May 16, 2013
In short: The best 10K in Europe maybe the Rest of the World! In full: What a fantastic event you can just tell how much hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make this a truly forgettable race :-) Date of review: May 15, 2013
In full: I enjoyed the race as I love the trails. However I couldn't hear any announcements at the start I just followed everyone else, and there was no water at the finish. The marshals were great and encouraging and one of them was handing out jelly babies. Overall I did enjoy the race. Date of review: May 15, 2013
In short: Shame about Don Valley In full: My local half. Best atmosphere especially at Eccy Road which is really noisy and inspirational. Bit of confusion about toilets amongst some folk but there ought to be plenty really but there is a lack of signage (but were shown on pre-race info). I was ok with water cups but no sports drinks at all is a shame for a big race. However, goody bag seemed improved from when I last did it with a decent running top, sweatband and a nice medal. Quick course too as all the climbing is done really after Division Street. Enjoyed it. Date of review: May 15, 2013