In short: Excellent winters day for running around Arthurs seat in a great atmosphere ! In full: Bit disappoinited at no medal and a long sleeved t-shirt almost identical to last years - and the same price as last year too !
Its a great feeling knowing you've just ran around Arthurs seat ! Date of review: January 14, 2006
In short: INJOYABLE FIRST 10 MILER In full: This was my first ever 10 miler and i throughly injoyed it, i was a little worried about tales of the wind, [it was kind to us thankfully} the marshalls were very supporting which at about the 8th mile point was nice. only one bad point for me was the lack of toilets at the start and also the distance from race HQ to the start line.I will definatly do it again this year. Date of review: January 14, 2006
In short: Enjoyed the two lap course. In full: Course was changed several times by police but the final route was good. Very proud to have run such a historic race. Great tea afterwards with a good atmosphere. Date of review: January 14, 2006
In short: there are other races i'd rather do In full: usual complaint i guess is that there are too many people. But it gets the supporters out. The route could be mroe exciting some of the bits through suburbs and stuff is better than GNR but not great Date of review: January 13, 2006
In short: BRILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIAAAAAANNNNNTTTT In full: I loved this did it 2004, 2005 and will be doing it again in 2006. Its hard work, but worth it. Hills are not as bad as Keswick 1/2m but still challenging. Well organised and good crown support through out. Virtually no traffic. Date of review: January 13, 2006
In short: It always seems to be held on hottest days of the month ! In full: It's a tough race - 2 loops round the town with an extra bit through a housing estate in the second loop that sucks your will to live thats seems like it lasts forever !!
Cool goody bag at the end though and a nice medal. No banana's at the end this year !
If you want a t-shirt you have to buy one which keeps the cost down ! Date of review: January 13, 2006
In short: Great race, but fast field... In full: I am relatievly new to running and racing, so this was only my 5th race. I did enjoy it, well organised, but did feel rather slow, although I took 8 mind off my PB for 10 miles! Glad to read here that the field was rather fast! Loike the fact that there was no crappy t-shirt and proceeds went to charity and was made to feel very welcome. Date of review: January 13, 2006
In short: Excellent way to start the New Year In full: When you start to consider running a race on New Year's Day you know you've become slightly obsessed by running but there's much to enjoy in this really well organised race.
My performance was hampered by Christmas overindulgence but as long as you're not seeing in the New Year in a complete alcoholic stupor this is a great way to open your account for the next year.
Enthusiastic and supportive marshalls were particularly appreciated. Date of review: January 13, 2006
In short: Run this race several times it is one of the best for clearing the festives cobwebs and justifying the over indulgement over xmas and new year. In full: This race is a must to ensure that people commit to the "must get fit" new years resolution that is often broken by 2nd January". The exercise between xmas and new year is a sharp reminder to people just how much they have overdone it during the festive period. All standards, shapes and sizes compete. Didn't do it in 2004 and the only change I noticed from 2003 apart from the fact that they had returned to handing out short sleeved T shirts instead of long sleeved was the queuing at the end. For some bizarre reason they had people funnelled single file that snaked and led back into the sports hall that created an awful and unnecessary bottle neck. I couldn't see the point in this. It didn't spoil a well organised race and in true "Arnie" fashion "I'll be back", next year. Date of review: January 12, 2006
In short: A small but speedy field on a pleasant (but undulating) course In full: A great race that was well marshaled - shame it was so freezing cold! A relatively undulating race, so PB potential not great. A small field in 2006 (just over 200). Fast finishing times and a rather clubby atmosphere means I've rated it quite low for beginner-friendliness. No finishers mementos or prizes, but any profits went to charity and given the very reasonable price of the race I didn't mind at all. Date of review: January 12, 2006