In short: at half the price of the Balmoral 10k (which didn't even offer a water station) this was a great value, excellently marshalled race... and a PB too!! Well done Troon Tortoises!!! Date of review: May 4, 2006
In short: A great race - well organised & a scenic course. In full: This was my first time at the DK & I'll definitely be back. The organisation was smooth & there were plenty of marshals all around the course. Lovely scenery with a few hills & some great support at the Navigation & the start/finish. The commemorative goblet is nice though personally I do prefer a medal - but that's just a minor thing. A really great experience - thank you to everyone involved! Date of review: May 4, 2006
In short: Great race, well organised, Excellent support In full: This is the second year I have run this race and it is one of the best organised for the number of people entered. Great support for every level of runner. Will be back next year with a better time. Date of review: May 4, 2006
In short: nice course but start a farce In full: a good course with lots of supportive marshalls. good changing/shower facilities in the sports centre. the start was poorly managed - was re-directed to another gate at the car park and the guns goes without everybody being on the road ready - very frustrating! Date of review: May 4, 2006
In short: Enjoyable and well organised In full: Nice to be back having done the half marathon in February. 10K a good length for the surroundings, and a straightforward course well marked out - improved my PB by a couple of mins. Friendly atmosphere and the opportunity for tea and cake at the end appreciated. Date of review: May 4, 2006
In short: My first DK run. I'll definitely be back next year. In full: A lovely evening run. Excellent organisation, great supporters especially at the Navigation, ideal weather conditions.
Hills were just challenging enough, but not a killer.
Nice scenery, which made a change from my town runs. A few smelly farms though!
ONLY gripe if any - Had to trek way accross car park to get to loos, then trek back to the start. But my fault, really, as I did arrive with only minutes to spare having got stuck in rush hour traffic on the way.
In short: Great location, great organisation,pure speed even with the head wind In full: This is a great route, with good organisation and facilities especially at the club house. Ideal for a PB. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: A special race in superb surroundings In full: Quite unlike any race I've done before. 9.5 miles of uphill or downhill and 0.5 miles of flat. Lost two toenails on the descent, but they've grown back just in time for the 2006 race! Makes the hills back home (Devon) seem puny! Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: 1st time in this event. I'll be back !!!!!!! In full: Perfect conditions although the course was tough enough to prevent me from reaching mt target time of under 45 mins. However,a good 'sharpener'which I hope will stand me in good stead for later events. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Superbly well organised for a 'large' participant evening 10k - not really pb potential however not essential In full: For the numbers racing, you have to put up with the slow process of leaving the car park, this is understandably. Now on to the positives. If you were new to running this has the potential to really get you hooked. The organisation is superb, the marshalling out on the course of a very high standard, especially as the roads themselves are not closed. The addition of a blues-and-twos ambulance tearing down the 'Mile Flat' as runners flooded in at about 52 to 55 minutes pace was testement to the fact that the runners themselves were not impeded. If I have to be pedantic, I had hoped the goblet could accomodate a pint, but alas, and the sponge I was handed at the water station either had the retention qualities of a sieve or had not been submerged in the bucket behind the helper. I am really being pickie there if those were the only faults. The support at the start and finish was wonderful, and the highlight for me was the 'crowds' at The Navigation Inn, who deserve a round of applause themselves. Certainly one for the diary next year, work permiting. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Great race -well organised In full: Good fast course with well sign posted km markers. Some of the long straights were a bit daunting as they seemed to go on forever. A medal would have topped things off nicely. Date of review: May 3, 2006