In short: Superbly organised race, great commentator at start/finish In full: Second year doing 10k and really enjoyed the race. Very well organised and marshalled and a good route. Vicious hill at start but several nice down hills and good finish area. Date of review: July 12, 2015
In short: Great event thanks In full: First time I've done a 'hill' race and really enjoyed it. Only 10 minutes walk from my house so couldn't really say no. Organisation and marshal support was superb so thanks for that. Lots of lovely touches at the start/finish and at the marshal points. Highly recommend if you fancy running over the Mynd. Date of review: July 12, 2015
In short: Boring race with an absolute joke of a medal In full: It was a pretty boring race, through Ellesmere Port centre. It's a big field which does hinder a potential PB, however if you get out well, you could get a PB as it is pretty flat! £15 unattached is a bit of a joke, you do get a T-shirt and a "medal", but the medal is an absolute joke. They shouldn't even bother, it's a crappy piece of rubber, don't get your hopes up. Date of review: July 11, 2015
In short: Tough but worth the effort In full: Great race with fantastic scenery. Challenging but satisfying. Only one area to improve - could do with the after race presentation being a bit slicker. Date of review: July 10, 2015
In short: Fantastic fun despite the weather In full: My 4th time running this event and I still enjoy it as much as the first year.
It consisted of 11 miles of mud, 2 miles of fields, 2 miles of roads with steep hills, 3 stiles to climb over and 4 bike chicanes to negotiate making it a truly special and original race.
The whole event is a credit to Wadhurst Runners and Nicework Events who together make the event run like clockwork. The after race cakes, drinks and even beer for those so inclined, is a welcome treat. Date of review: July 7, 2015
In short: Flat course. Great organisation. Friendly marshalls. Relatively scenic. In full: This was my first ever race having only taken up running 6 weeks prior and loved every moment of it even though I did injury myself 5 miles in. Race starts right besides Wolverhampton train station and is signposted from outside the entrance. The race route is well signposted from start to finish with marshals at regular intervals. Flat course with only climbs coming when you have to cross a bridge to go over the canal. So for a beginner runner it's definitely a good one to start with. Not sure about setting a PB on this course due to it being slightly longer than 13.1 miles. About 4 miles in there is a long tunnel which the organisers have tried to light, but can't say it made much difference as it was still impossible to see where you were putting your feet. Was fun to go through though. The route does follow canals all the way along and although these can be used by other people I only came across 2 cyclists and 4 walkers which surprised me for such a lovely day. Finish is in Brindley Place right by all the restaurants and pubs so great for having a well deserved drink afterwards. Goody bag, quality medal, bottle of water are all given at the end. Announcer at the finish calling out your name so you could get a cheer from the crowd was certainly a great way to end. Definitely one I'll be coming back to next year.