In short: Simply Fabulous In full: I really couldn't think how TRAC could improve on their impeccable organisation. Everything ran like clockwork, even the weather was perfect. From the amazing organisation at the start, to the fabulous Marshalls, to the incredible print out at the finish, I couldn't find fault, even if I wanted to!!!! Well done to all at TRAC for showing off our Island in the best possible way. On a personal note it was also lovely to see some great friends who I haven't met for some time! Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Stunning race, well organised In full: For saying that this race is new, I thought that the organisation was fantastic. Great views and lots of hills! A fabulous day. Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: can wait for 2015 race In full: iam totally new to running ive been running since may and i took part in 9 races isthis by far the best race i have entered, extremely friendly and welcoming organisers,marshalls and crowds.rob you are a sporting gentleman with the truest term of the word thank you sir all the best w.fawaz Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Everyones a winner - especially in the post race raffle ;-) In full: 2nd time running this fantastic local event. Lovely friendly atmosphere, superb marshals from Rianna's Fund, brilliant scenery and the chance to cheers on all your friends as you meet them face-to-face on this out and back course. Our kids really enjoyed the Fun Run. Thanks to Dr Rob for putting on the 9th edition of this fantastic event which has now become an annual fixture on the family calendar. Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: lots of ups and downs In full: Everything about this race was well organised. Was hillier than I expected. The marshals, water stations and support was great. Hooray for bottled water. I will be back. How a race should be run. Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Tough and hilly, but great marshalling to help us theough the fog! In full: This is a tough route, but there would have been great views if it hadn't been so foggy today. The organisation was really good, plenty of signs and friendly marshals, hot choc and doughnut at the end and a goodie bag with a tech t, edible stuff and a great medal. Well done guys! Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Great introduction to trail running In full: Excellent race with a killer hill around the 11 mile mark! Brilliantly marshalled and signposted around the forest. Superb alternative to a road half marathon and while it is not a race to PB in, a good time still achievable and very rewarding. Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Scenic Flat, great race In full: Flat, and fast with the exception of a couple of wiggles at the underpass. Very well organised and a great race but could be improved by water cups being replaced by bottles, and there was a slightly better goody bag at the end (just got a medal, banana and bottle of water). Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Fantastic as always In full: I love this 10k, its my third time here. Last 3k is pretty tough but it is a lovely spot for a run. The organisation as always is superb. Everyone is friendly here Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Brilliant event, will be back next year In full: I'm amazed that this event has such few runners. The organisation is spot on, the route is beautiful, and the prizes and cakes are endless! Mix of terrain, challenging at times, a fantastic race that should be better attended. Please help spread the word to promote this lovely run. See you next year Lingfield. Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Fast flat and fun In full: A great race, slow at the start where there are a few funnel points which add a minute or so to your time and early on there are places where the course is a bit tight so getting past club runners 3 or 4 abreast isn't always easy but it soon opens out and you can get a steady pace going. The course is nice and flat but not a huge amount of support.
This would be great for those chasing a PB, I managed to PB but the last 1km is slightly uphill so no sprint finish. No goody bag but plenty of water and bananas at the end. The only other niggle is the water stations are cups which I dislike and would prefer water bags or bottles.
All in all really enjoyed and will be doing it again. Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Excellent well supported race In full: This is the second time I have completed this race, the first was two years ago and my first ever half marathon. Today I beat my previous attempt by over 30 minutes and got a half PB by seven minutes from two months ago. Its very hilly but incredibly well supported with marshals along most of the race with very few stretches where there is no one clapping you on. Well organised, plenty of water stops and a great goody bag with technical t-shirt Date of review: September 7, 2014
In full: Superb race in terms of organisation, friendliness, and charm. Really is a delightful small 10k. Forget about trying to do a PB as the ground is extremely uneven in most places including a very soft section. Also it is undulating pretty much from start to finish. But if you want to support a charity and put mileage in your legs then this is an excellent 10k. Date of review: September 7, 2014
In short: Organisation needs improvement In full: My first time running this race and was not impressed by the lack of organisation. Pros - It's a beginner-friendly atmosphere and a nice flat course. Distance markers for each km. Water available for those who need it at 5km. Tech t-shirt at the end is nice. Cons - Metro tram work meant quite a lot of participants arrived via replacement buses quite a ways from the event. No signage and not one on hand to help direct people. Not from Salford so wasn't that easy to find the start. Starting and finishing area was very overcrowded and messy. The finishing area, in particular, had a very narrow funnel to collect finishers' bag and too many spectators crowding the bag area waiting for friends and family - oblivious to blocking the whole area off. Lastly, no water available in the bag or near the finish line! Couldn't be asked to wade through the massive crowd to find some water so ended up buying a bottle elsewhere.
Overall a good route with a nice atmosphere but let down by the lack of organisation. Not sure I'd be back. Date of review: September 7, 2014