In short: Great atmosphere! In full: Great atmosphere created by friendly marshals and of course Tom Potson! Surprisingly scenic route with a few climbs, drops, twists and turns. Stadium start and finish and delicious Hot Pot! Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Getting better In full: Having had loads more training throughout the last year I am very happy with the time achieved. Brilliantly organised with vocal support from the marshals certainly helps. Overall....a great race and well worth it. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Another excellent goody bag In full: Every year they excel themselves! No other race is so much effort put in by the organisers. Marshalls again so supportive all round the course - thank you! The Goody Bag alone makes it all worthwhile. Like the new course. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Third time I've done this race, will most definitely be back for a fourth time and more In full: This year, the hill at 6 miles finally got the better of me. I will be back for revenge. Beautiful scenery, especially with the luck we got with the weather this year, and such a good atmosphere. It's a testing route, but it's worth it. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Great fun - highly recommended In full: Thanks to all the marshals who shouted encouragement and to Tom Potson for his trout face name check. Quite liked the off road bit -ran nearly 5 minutes quicker than last year. Very well organised - thank you Stockport Harriers and Puma. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Best race of the year by far! In full: The Stockport 10 is my favourite race of the year - great atmosphere, support and fantastic goody bag, including long sleeved technical t-shirt! Will be back next year! Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: The best 10 miler just got better In full: New course this year, chopping out some of the main roads and adding more countryside. Maybe I'm just fitter than last year but the hills didn't seem as bad with the change in route on the Overdale Estate.
Well worth the trip - actually it's my local race! :-) Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: MANY ISSUES TO SORT OUT In full: I'll start of by saying that I pb'd here + got under 1:45 for the first time. However,this race has several issues which need to be sorted out. 1. whilst most of the marshalls were fantastic, we were let down on several occasions with regard to absolutely no control of traffic which in my opinion bordered on dangerous. 2. water in cups is bad enough(how is it St Neots give you bottles), but please put more than 50 mls in them. 3. didn't appear to be any food (or goodybag) afterwards-only overpriced snacks. I would have preferred the above issues to be sorted out + have no sailors bag! I am an unaffiliated runner but fully understand how St Neots Half sells out so quickly, whilst Bedford doesn't. All of this is a big shame as there are so many lovely people that go into organizing this race + it is a good course. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Fast route and great organization In full: This race is made for PBs (so long as the wind isn't too strong); I set a new pb for the third time at this event. It helps that you always get great support from the marshalls around the course. Thanks to them and all the organizers for a really great event. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Not the best 10 miler in the UK, the best 10 miler in the world ! In full: Yet again the brilliant Stockport Harriers pull it off, fabulous race, great weather, enthusiastic marshals and changes to the course only improve it.
Marathon Talk's (http://www.marathontalk.com/) Tony's Trials Audenshawe perfect as ever as the stadium announcer.
Really nice long sleeve tech t shirt and the best goody bag keeps on giving.
In short: Stunning scenery but tough as old boots, hills and then some! In full: Not for the faint hearted. Saying this event is hilly is a massive understatement, some of the many climbs feel vertical and never ending and then some of the descents are lethal. Fantastic if you like a big challenge in stunning scenery. To date this is the toughest run I have done. One for the experienced or the adventurous runner, but it could break a beginner that has bitten off more than they can chew! The scenery gets no better than this and the aid stations were well stocked and staffed by friendly helpers. Well signed and overall well run. Pricey but includes a bespoke medal and a tech tee. Date of review: December 7, 2013
In short: 2013 race review In full: Unable to review races beyond 2012 anywhere which seems strange! Done it 2yrs on the trot 2012/2013 and I will be back next year. Once you've run this race it becomes addictive. Some serious hills in the marathon and normally strong winds. Great marshalls and amazing feed stations. The only major issue is the lack of toilets. Please, please, please put more portaloos outside around the marque instead of just 2! In 2013 they ran a 10km as well, so the toilet situation became even more acute. The final gripe is that now there is a marathon and 10km being run on the same day the parking is starting to get tricky. I love this race and I will be back every year if possible. Sort out the toilet situation and this is the perfect race. Seems to get more popular each year. Date of review: December 6, 2013
In short: PB Opportunity! In full: Hidden gem: flat, manageable field (about 400 this year, but limit is only 600) make this a nail-on PB course. 28th running so all the organisation (parking, registration, marshalling etc) is down to a fine art. Accurate overall distance (despite change to normal route due to road closure!) with Mile markers (not km). Date of review: December 5, 2013
In short: A chance of a last pb of the year. In full: My first NVH10. The course was nothing special. Fast but you had to keep you whits about you. Loads of bollards/posts to bump into and curbs to trip over. The two laps were fine as I like to have it clear what's left. The results came out on the Tuesday which is acceptable without chip timing. Race HQ was very busy with so many entering on the day. But at £11 on the day I can't be too critical. I'll be back next year, which says it all really. Date of review: December 5, 2013
In full: i couldn't fault any part of the 5 days whatsoever i have done many many races over the past 20 years and this race tops them all even though i picked up an injury. i will be back next year if they will have me Date of review: December 4, 2013