In short: My first competing half-marathon. Very enjoyable. In full: This race took place on my home turf, and it's the first time I've been old enough to participate. Glad I did, and running this familiar travel route feels different when faced with competitors. Hot day, which got a bit aggravating, but enjoyable scenery, and a good running surface. Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: In my home city, LOVED it... In full: My first 10k, felt a bit demoralised at sooooo many people ahead of us, but really enjoyed it. Course a bit hilly but quite like ups and downs - none of them too steep. Will definitely be back. Nice goody bag, too! Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Liked it, no food at the end... In full: I was slow (66 mins) but a PB for me, so v.happy (& on a tougher course then my last 10k)... Great marshalls, pretty up and down though & the bridge is LONG. Kms 3-5 a bit of a drag... Will be back though. Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Disappointed as wanted to run a club record at a supposedly 'flat' race. In full: Was pretty good in short although clearly had hills in it which ruined my pacing and chances of a club record - something I had especially turned up for. £10 was also a lot of money to hand over for no t-shirt or medal. Good marshalling though and a friendly atmosphere. Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Well Organised 10k In full: I thought this race was very well organised and the fact there were only 300 or so competitors really helped although it would have been nice to run on the roads rather than the pavement. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely do it again next year. Nicola Hughes Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Good fun - beware the 'little hill' In full: Up 2.5, down 2.5. Repeat. A nice, friendly race, the hilly start's a little bit daunting. Don't be fooled by the little old ladies you pass walking up the hills, they whizz down the other side and leave fat rugby players looking a bit silly by the end.
In short: The event defines the joy of running for young and old. I ran the 10k with no concern about my time but just enjoying the event. My 8 year old son ran his first race and was so proud that he slept with his medal. Looking forward to doing it again. Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Good testing, but scenic, course. Cool conditions for once. In full: After 2 years of oven temperatures it was actually possible for me to get round at a decent pace. Personal best (on this course) by 6 minutes. Date of review: August 16, 2005