In short: very friendly, and well organised, In full: did a PB today well worth the trip. I will definately be entering again next year. The personnel touch made it more organised than some races with 800 or more runners that I have taken part in. Chip timing too for an accurate time, its not always the funding is it, its the effort that goes into it. congratulations YMCA Harriers. Date of review: April 30, 2006
In short: excellent race In full: really good race, well marshalled, crowd were very supportive, nice medal and fruit stand was a great idea also. I got a pb!!! wil definitely do this again next year! Date of review: April 30, 2006
In short: Need to be better prepared for the water station as I had to stop and wait for the drink....and in previous years didn't we get a goodie bag at the end, not just the medal? Date of review: April 30, 2006
In short: Excellent village race, flat, well marshalled and really friendly. In full: Excellent for first timers or those new to racing. Excellent organisation, cheery marshalls and a medal to finish. The fun runs make a family event and the support through the village and at the end is good. If you are looking for a pressure free, small 10k, do this next year. Date of review: April 30, 2006
In short: Challenging 10k - good atmosphere and nice to go off road! In full: First time of doing this one and was I surprised at the hills!! Couple steep and couple not so steep on 2 circuit off road on trails/road. The hill at the end was a killer for me but kept going to finish on grass running track which seemed to last forever. Not beginner friendly unless you are used to hills. Was disappointed it took me just over 60 mins as was looking to finish in under an hour. Will probably try again next year as it was a challenge. Marshalls friendly and very encouraging. Well organised. Well done and hope to see you next year! Date of review: April 30, 2006
In short: A Great marathon wind-down In full: Third year running I've done this & a P.B each year. I use this race to end my season each year & start up again in July. An ideal race for a week after having done the marathon & to start passing mile markers again even if some of them are a bit out! (last year mile 3 was missing, this year I didn't see a 4 marker) although in all seriousness I quite enjoy maile markers being a bit out if they work in your favour. Today's had the best support of the last three years.
I'll try to come back every year, It's a race that doesn't pretend to be anything more than a nice Sunday morning competetive run. It's nothing out of the ordinary in terms of organisation, support, value for money etc but it cannot be faulted at all on any aspect I can think of. And for a good cause too.
Well done all involved. Date of review: April 30, 2006
In short: Good course and organisation. In full: Well marshalled event with a good atmosphere even if it was wet. Nice to hear your name being called at the finnish instead of just a number. Fruit stand at the finnish was a nice touch also. Date of review: April 30, 2006
In short: well organised, flat course, good for beginners and PBs! In full: great race, well organised and a pb for me, will definately do next year. One tiny gripe, the starting horn sounding while some runners were still lining up.No tannoy announcement to go to the start? Date of review: April 30, 2006
In short: A very enjoyable event. Well worth a go. In full: A very well organised event, with a good atmosphere. Some long down hill stretchs and just a couple of short hills. A big thanks to the Host club, marshalls, time keepers and shirt ladies and anyone I might have forgotten. Date of review: April 30, 2006