In short: Enjoyable run, I would recommend it for beginners. Not for racers though as the start is too crowded and narrow and the course too undulating. V.fast last mile though if you have anything left in the tank. In full: A generally well organised event, loved the scenery and the freindly atmosphere. The start line could be organised better though....there was too many ipod wearing fun runners at the front that then held the more serious runners up in the very narrow streets. The race organisors could maybe place time zones on the minster railings. They ask for your finish time on the entry form but then do nothing with this info....what about issueing the sub 40min runners with the first or different coloured numbers. Thanks for the nice cap ....it was a nice change from the usual t-shirt/medal. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Fab race, excellent goodies, yogurt heaven! In full: Ran this with an injury so no pb but def pb material next year - yes Ill be back. Organisation was fab, finishing bag was amazing - how much stuff - and yogurts galore. Im drowning in muller heaven!!!! Overall a great race and a big well done to the organising team! Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Nice course, lovely scenery, perfect weather In full: Really enjoyed this race - the route was a good one, plenty to keep you interested, a bit of undulation - and the most fabulous last couple of (down hill) miles!
I also set a PB, despite (or perhaps because of) the slow start - if I did this race again I would definately try and get closer to the front, it took me at least a mile to get into some clear running.
loved the finish down the high street - although it's a while since I've been to Beverley, and I thought the finish was coming up a bit earlier than it did, so I kicked for home a little prematurely - still, you live and learn!
And the weather - I know you can't predict it, but what meant for a cold, wet day at the horse races on the Saturday made perfect running weather on Sunday!
All in all. Brilliant. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: I'll be back!!! In full: Did this race two years ago and it was a good race then. Change in course has made a big difference. Reversing the course meant that the hills were out of the way early on and not at the end of the race.
Goody Bag is the best I've ever received, two T shirts, eronomic mouse mat, pen, keyring, woolie hat, the bag itself and money off vouchers to get even more yogurt!! My fridge is also well stocked with yogurt.
Big thanks to Tim Beckett and all his team for a well organised event. Fun runs were a joy to watch in the sunshine after the race. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Charming, great value small race In full: This is a small race but the 3 lap course means plenty of support. It is organised well and there were t-shirts for all finishers, tea and cake in the school hall and all sorts of prizes. The local school runs it to make money; I hope they make plenty so that they carry on organising it - brilliant race! Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Well done Roger.... In full: Another year and another excellent start to this wonderful little series of races. It's good to see so many more taking part as well now,at all levels. Looking forward to next month!! Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Fast & flat, but too much road running, more thames please! In full: This is a really enjoyable run - fast, flat and at a perfect time of year. My only gripe is that it seems to waste the potential of the area - why so much road when you are next door to Richmond Park + the River? What a waste! Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: This race has style(s)! In full: The route follows a devious course through fields, woods and farmyards, through a pond and up a stream with plenty of ups and downs, although none are prolonged or very severe. It is well marked with friendly & encouraging marshalls along the route and there is a water stop at about half way. This was a really enjoyable race run in lovely weather and with a real family atmosphere. At the finish, a commentator on the PA shouts out your name as you cross the line - how cool is that? Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: An extremely well organised race and, of course, the goody bag!!! In full: What can I say that has already not been said? This was a great day out from start to finish. The organisation was first class, the marshals were excellent and the atmosphere was inspiring. Despite an unexpected entry of around 600 runners, the course was not too congested and most people seemed to find somewhere to park. Thanks must go to the organisers and marshals, who really pulled out all the stops to make the event run smoothly, to the people of Market Drayton for their patience and encouragement, and of course to Muller and the other sponsors for a fantastic goody bag. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: organisation left a lot to be desired and consequently the race started late. In full: It was the organisation that let this race down.The route covered the pathways and grass of Clapham Common. As such it was prettly flat. Km markers seemed to disappear after about 3 k. The registration and baggage drop was chaos. I can not understand why numbers and baggage labels were not sent out in advance in the way that virtually all other races do. It seemed like the sort of thing that was organised as part of The Aprrectice. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Great fast race. In full: Harder than last year, and a less interesting course, but still excellent. Very fast, got me a new PB, just like last year. Very well organised and beginner-friendly, but was a bit disappointed about lack of people to help me when I crossed the finish line in a bit of a state. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Superbly friendly, brilliantly organised - a special race In full: Big big thanks to the organisers, runners and supporters of this event for making my first marathon such a special experience Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: A wll organised 10K race with a challenging hill. In full: Weather suited me well when the temp dropped 8 degrees from previous day and no sun. Route on very quiet country roads. Warmed up nicely before challenging hill just after half way. Then down hill all the way home. Lovely. Nice little engraved glass, sweet touch! Date of review: May 15, 2006