In short: Nice course, well organised and marshalled, shame about the water stop. In full: The start and finish on the Sportcity track made the race. The marshalling was top class and friendly. The only gripe (which I'm sure the organisers were kicking themselves for on the day) is the already well documented shortage of water. But, will be back for next year. Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: PB assured you wont have done any other 13.6 miler in your life!!!!! No chips that i paid for and I'm sure they could have lost 1/2 mile in the city centre. The water stations were excellent though lots of them on hot day. In full: Not nearly as good a run as Teempleton Woods. The folk that organise that know how to run an event. The medal was awful and unless I missed them there was a lack of t-shirts at the end. Not massively impressed with the race although would probably do it again. Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: I enjoyed this. Will do it again next year - just hope it's cooler. In full: At first the baggage tent was uattended. Fortunately, a volunteer was found to stand in the doorway for over three hours ... a big THANK YOU to the young lady who managed to be pleasant and smiling despite being getting a mind-numbing job to do. A good, fun race. Even the geriatric ballerina was amusing. Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: Really well organised event, friendly helpful marshalls. In full: If anything the enforced change in course made the course better, despite the extra hill !! Weather was again good. Will be back next year. Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: Must be the flatest multi-terrain race I've ever done. Lovely fast course though with a few stiles and various obstacles. Enjoyed the surreal feeling of running through the tiny paths in the corn fields. Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: Nice race I enjoyed it In full: I used to do a bit of running years ago but this was my first 10k. It was a hard and varied course for a first run but it was enjoyable. I will do it again. Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: If you like running in Glorious scenery along well kept woodland trails then this is the run for you. In full: Excellent race, the organisation was great with more marshals seen throughout the 10K distance then what I have seen in all my previous races this year combined. :) The course was well planned lovely to run. Excellent race. See you next year.
In short: Oh I do like to run beside the seaside... In full: Even thou I did not do well in this race I am sure I will be back again to make amends for it next year. Enjoyed the atmosphere and my tired ears thought 'The King' was quite good on top of the hill.
anyway, who said the sea was warm!!!!!!
Well I'm 'Looking Up' to next year. Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: Apart for the long queue for the toilets, this is a great event with an excellent atmosphere. The course is not totally flat as it has some slight undulating areas in places, but it is still a challenging and fast course. Nice T-Shirt and medal too Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: Excellent, friendly event. Pleasant course, very well organised and a fine t-shirt at the end. My first race for a while, but now encouraged to do more. Thanks to all involved. Date of review: June 28, 2005
In short: Potential to be the best 10K in the North West In full: For those that ran Blackpool you'll know what I'm talking about... Although only half teh distance the overall standard of organisation, changing rooms, toilets, availability of bottled water before and after, facilities, goody bag (medal next year ?), marshalling, start, finish, PA, atmosphere were very good. One suggestion, perhaps the ability to tie in an 'in one end and out the other' of the City of Manchester stadium would make this an awesome event... well done everyone who took part and organised this. Anyone for Offerton 10K... ? Date of review: June 27, 2005