In short: Aptly subtitled 'The tough one', but you have to do it! In full: Good marshalling, thank you. Friendly people near the back of the field made the last 10 miles less painful! Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: This is my favourite 10K route locally, all away from cars, through park and woodland. Undulating course - bit of a slog up to finish line. Muddy this year but made it lovely and soft for those with foot/joint problems! Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: hilly but reasonably scenic In full: Much better than last year. New route brought better crowd support. Still some tedious areas (Dargan Crescent, Duncrue estate) but overall not bad at all. No energy drinks on route but lots of water stops and plenty of goodies at the end. Date of review: May 1, 2006
In short: I love this race. Only suggestion would be to put clock in position where can see running in - this year couldn't see until you'd finished. One of my fave races of the year. Date of review: May 1, 2006
In short: Great for me as it's in neighbouring village but I'd still do it if it wasn't In full: In spite of the uphill last 400m, the finish is still lower than the start so it's possible to do a good times. A bit windy this year though but nothing can be done about that. Date of review: May 1, 2006
In short: It is a clubby race - but that's no bad thing In full: A really pleasant way to spend a early summer evening.
Pretty much everyone racing appeared to be a club member but to be fair that's not a bad thing - everyone understood the etiquette of racing which meant that this would be an ideal course for a pb.
Only thing that prevented a really top notch run was that GPS suggested the course was a fair bit longer than the 5k - but there were a lot of trees around and consequently it could be the gps which was out? Date of review: May 1, 2006
In short: Hard work, but very enjoyable In full: A very well organised, scenic run, with incredibly friendly people all round. Hills were hard work (the two lovely young lads on the start behind me explained the route) made this a fairly slow time. Thanks must go to the Bedford Harrier who pushed me along for the last 4k when I was running in a bit of a void and starting to flag. Vanity was rewarded by the man on the finish announcing your name as you came through, which was good as I had only entered on the day. The kids in the 3k race seemed to be having a great time too. The engraving on the back of the medal was also a nice touch. Date of review: May 1, 2006
In short: Nice event would benefit from a clock! Well marshalled and two water stops well spaced. Felt sorry for later finishers as they were running into a stream of people leaving. This is a good event and it has potential to be even better, Date of review: May 1, 2006