In short: Old course was better, this one more undulating In full: Didn't enjoy new course, the old one was more PB material, and this new one too zig zaggy, and the metal surface at one point was ridiculous.
The water stations were understaffed. Enjoyed the rainy, cooling conditions.
Still quite picturesque, was a favourite, but new course not as much, and was a lot harder, which I wasn't prepared for! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Very hilly but a great race, well organised In full: It was raining constantly and some of the hills were very challenging. But I really enjoyed it will definitely be back. Hopefully further up the pack next year! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Excellent organisation. Marshalling good and truly traffic free In full: A good race. Weather not excellent but well organised. The start needs sorting out - slower runners arriving late were joining at front. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: excellent run through Clumber Park In full: Slow start and it would have been useful if there was set areas for people to start depending on their time even thoug I accept some runners ignore the guidelines but nevertheless the most enjoyable of the three half marathons I have done this year. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Well organised. Friendly and supportive marshals. Good support from the crowd. In full: For next year:- more toilets half way marker count down markers for the finish ask organisations to use their car parks order start line up by predicted finish times Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: A nice course with excellent organisation. In full: It wasn't a good day for me, as I ran with flu, but that's not the fault of the course or the organisers, both of which should be complimented. On a fair weather day, without the flu, it would have been an excellent run. With 2300 runners, it must have been really hard work, but they pulled it off nonetheless!
Not sure there was too much for the supporters to do whilst they're waiting though. The many empty market stalls surprised me, I'd have expected Worksop market traders to be a little more enterprising, considering today's foot traffic! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: well organised and superb scenary, a must for next year In full: very enjoyable race, definitely undulating but all the better for it. Glad it rained as otherwise would have been way too hot, is it nearly November or August ? Big thankyou to all the marshells, much appreciated, will be back next year. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: a good race out in the countryside In full: a big thank you to all the race marshalls and the brass band. the wind and the rain must have made marshalling this race quite miserable but all marshalls had a smile and a word of encouragement. desite the weather i managed a pb, just managing to finish under 2hrs for the first time! definately a good race for all abilities. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: My favourite race In full: This is my all time favourite race. Lovely scenery, nice cup of tea in the club beforehand and a chance to read the Sunday papers. It's a really friendly and relaxed race and I got a PB!
...and don't you just love that final 1 mile to the finish; downhill all the way.
Thanks to the marshalls [and the police] and the band, for making this a truly memorable race.
In short: If you advertise 10k - make sure it is! In full: Why can no-one actually make a 10k race actually 10k long - this one was about 350m short. Organisation was not great but fine once the race actually got started - 15 minutes late! Would do it again because it was local. Date of review: October 30, 2005