In short: Overall a good race with PB potential. In full: A very enjoyable race but congested at the start. One of the first corners was hindered by concrete posts and many runners were taking drastic action to avoid them, runners should have been encouraged to stay on the road by plastic tape. Flat course though and I achieved my target time, worth the trip from Nottingham. Parking and facilities were good. I will do this one again. Only problem I found was that some runners seem to be impatient and push pass you whilst in the funnel area and not staying in line at the finish which creates confusion for the recorders. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: 1st road race and really enjoyed it!Well marshalled, start line was bit congested, took 1K to get through the slower runners and upto speed. In full: As a 1st road race I completely enjoyed it. Theres a bit of a small walk to the start line but thats certainly no problem at all.As a first road race not sure what the starts are normally like, but it took a good kilometre to get through the slower paced runners and upto my speed.Maybe estimated finish time markers could be used at the start?!In the whole an excellent flat course. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Tough but rewarding run In full: Very hilly course but in great scenery. Nearly got flatten by an escaped horse galloping at full speed down the road which may have been planned by the organisers for us to get a move on ! Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: those hills! In full: I knew they were hills but didnt realise they would be so brutal- I heard someone at the start say keep you head down and keep running - if you look up at the hill you will stop - never a truer word spoken!!!
regardless lovely day, and a PB for me which I am thrilled about. A nice day out from Essex!! Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Good, fast, well organised but the cost is a little high. In full: Great in all respects, ok numbers didn't turn up till day before but that was down to Post Office i believe. As said only thing is the cost is a liitle out of proportion to other races (including those with chip timing) Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Good fun, nice hills NOT! Would recommend as a quality race, well set up. In full: This was the first event my deafblind running partner had entered. So if that is a guide for how good this event is for beginners consider it a recommendation.
Alright the hills are very beginner friendly but then he has only been running for about 3-4 months and we didn't stop once. He's pretty committed!
Great race, great medal, nice to have proper timing for a shorter event, quality goody bag. All round a very good race. £15 for 10km can seem a bit steep but this one still has to be good value. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Too many runners for this short course In full: This race has got to be the worse race on the calender.The coures itself is ok but in my opinion there sould be a 400 limit of runners not 1000+.The race is only 5 miles, the start is very congested and it can take upto 3 miles before you get going properly.I won't do this one again. Date of review: February 5, 2006