In short: Pretty damn flat, slightly rough underfoot on the towpath. Well organised. In full: Results out impressively quickly! If you could get someone to iron the towpath and cut back the nettles this would be perfect! A nice, friendly, local run. Shower afterwards was brilliant :-) And there was tea and cake. Well done Ranelagh. If only there wasn't a 10k to do first this could be the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning! Date of review: June 26, 2005
In short: well organised race - guaranteed sunshine! In full: Change of route helped this year - not so many tight turns. Only slight gripe is that juniors race [6 and under] started very early, and left a bit of a mad panic to get there in time.[or maybe I should have got up earlier!] Excellent race for all abilities Date of review: June 26, 2005
In short: Very well organised on a fast, flat course In full: Successfully transferring the Race for Life format to a male-only race with great results. Around 180-200 competitors on a fast, flat seafront course with about a kilometre of trail running in the middle. Only major criticism was the group warm-up - for some reason the volume of the speakers was turned up to a quite literally painful level - hardly necessary given the size of the field. Still, a great atmosphere and one to put in the calendar for next year. Date of review: June 26, 2005
In short: Superb 10k in Glorous setting with Cracking Finish In full: Virtually but not totally flat 10k along costal path. Superb estuary views all the way and a couple of small rises just to tease you. Finish on a playing field, you can see it for the last half mile and the last 200m are fast and flat on grass. 2 well placed water stations. Deserves to be very highly rated. Superb. T-shirt for first 600 entries, bottled water and medal for all. Date of review: June 26, 2005
In short: very good organisation In full: really well organised, marshalls everywhere! - only slight moan was only one water station with half full cups. BUT - weather was perfect for running so not a problem. KM markers easy to see - mare of a hill at the end, but managed a PB all the same Date of review: June 26, 2005
In short: Very nice race, well organised, fast, decent course. In full: First time I've entered a 10k, so I was guaranteed a PB; still it was a fast course with a couple of gentle slopes to keep it interesting.
Organisation was superb, lots of clear instuctions from the friendly marshalls and over the PA at the start/finish. Great weather and the water stations were well manned and placed.
Definately doing it next year! Date of review: June 26, 2005