In short: Fantastic day, superb organisation, very welcoming and supportive throughout ! In full: This was my first race with barton ac and I felt really supported all the way! Challenging course but makes is soo much more fun and interesting! I even astonished myself with my time! Brilliant course brilliant day, well organised, lots of positive encouragement! Deffinatly doing it again next year! Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Excellent race and organisation In full: Great goody bag. Home made flapjack- lovely. Plenty of stalls to browse around whilst waiting. Great support from everyone. Looking forward to next year Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Fab, friendly 10k In full: 3rd time for me, great course challenging but doable for everyone. Great organisation, marshals & fab goodie bag with long sleeve tech t-shirt. Would deffo recommend Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Very good event - and the rain held off! In full: Wonderfully undulating, challenging course that allows you to make the most of the downhills once the inclines have been negotiated, and a good downhill to the finish! Many thanks to Martin and Cathy Burke and all their volunteers for making this such a friendly event in the peaceful village of Beckley.
Lovely 10th Anniversary medal and generous provision of free beer, cakes and fruit at the end, most welcome. Will be on the calendar for next year. Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Great well run event. Super friendly. In full: Always a challenge as it is quite hilly. Very friendly and encouraging marshals. A well organised race and a lovely area to visit. Great children's race as well. With complimentary beer and home made cake and a lovely medal to all finishers what's not to like? Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: TOUGH,HILLY,ATMOSPHERE POOR,MEDAL POOR,T-SHIRT DISSAPPOINTING In full: Let me first say i beat my previous best SHM time by three and a half minutes, so i am not moaning because i had a bad time! In addition the marshalling is superb and thanks to all of the spectators who turned out on the day it was all generally well organised. HOWEVER! THE COURSE: Even this modified course IS NOT FLAT! By ANY stretch of the imagination! There are flat and down hill stretches,but the hills seem endless,i could go on to list them,but i wont, so please do not advertise that this is "undulating"or"flat"because its not! I think marginally i prefer the new course as its one circuit, however the ridlins stadium finish is always a nice end to the race.
MEDAL:For the 30th anniversary =poor T-SHIRT:This is so poor i am not even going to comment!
Start and finish poor No atmosphere, definitely need a PA with a commentator,i would be happy to do it once i have finished the race next year if you cant find anyone,it really does make a difference!
This was my fifth year and i will be back in 2015 as its local to me,but i would advise not to take others for granted (despite your full entry)that this will always be the case! Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Probably my favourite 10k In full: To rate this as one of my all-time favourites when I have been racing for 33 years says it all. The course is challenging and will find you out if you don't respect it, but the organisation and atmosphere makes this race well worth entering. This is the third consecutive year I have done this event and I will be back next year. Icing on the cake - I won my age category prize and also a prize on the post-race raffle. Well done Barton & District AC Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Great race - wish it was registered with UK Athletics In full: This was my second-year running... Last year was freezing, this year it rained for the start. Good organisation of registration and four starting waves. Instant readout of results at the end after a medal and banana (t-shirts only for those who pay extra and order in advance, keeping the price more sensible). Very fast along the guided busway, muddy km or so on a grassy lane, but easy to pass people, then pavement until the last section on a concrete path by fields and a dash across the sports ground to finish. Bacon rolls on sale. Massages for those willing to pay a fiver this year. Will certainly do it again. Would like it more if it had a UK Athletics licence to count for runbritain as I get PBs here! But maybe it's a cost thing. Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Small and friendly In full: Excellent marshalling and organisation. There was a real community feel to the event. My only grumble is the showers - the school caretaker needs to descale the shower heads so that you don't have to be a contortionist to rinse off the soap! See you next year. Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Marshalling was excellent, facilities excellent, the course not so. In full: The biggest downside was the start/finish area which was on grass (mud) which was also had a side slope. I ran by two people in the finishing straight, one fell over, the other stumbled and lost balance on the wet grass. Maybe tinker the route next year to start somewhere safer?
The route just seemed to be constantly running up and down subways and under or alongside roads. A heavy downpour at the start didn't help matters but that can't be helped. However, the marshalls were excellent, encouraging (despite being out in the rain) and the facilities on offer (showers, refreshments, a warm sports hall to change and prepare) were all fantastic. Despite getting a PB, it was far from flat so if you're one of those people that needs a PB to make a race worthwhile, I would perhaps consider elsewhere. However, if you enjoy the run for the challenge, I'd probably do it again. Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Challenging run but more than worth it! In full: Excellent organisation every year and seems to get better. Great technical T-Shirt and Bag. Thoroughly enjoy this event and already looking forwards to it next year. Marshals are wonderful. 10 out of 10! Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: Great location and well organised. In full: I really enjoyed the race. A little challenging due to tall the tight turns and some mild undulations. Well organised. Will be back for another! 4/5 Date of review: November 3, 2014
In short: My second ever 10k race In full: This was only my second ever 10k race after taking up running again in May this year. It was a great course with a few challenging hills to get up. The organization & marshaling were FIRST RATE. Highly Recommend this. I'll be back next year Date of review: November 3, 2014