In short: Well Organised 10k In full: The start was a bit chaotic, but probably preferable to starting on the track. Only my second 10k so the hills might have seemed more steep on this one compared to my flat first. Consequently my time suffered at 55m but encouraged by the other reviewers Garmin who measured the course at 10.24k.
Well organised and very well marshaled. Only minor criticism would be to tell the lads carrying the bin bags for the water to give us more distance from the feed station to take liquid on board. Felt rushed. Otherwise, highly recommended to all. Well done.
In short: I found it a fast race, I knocked 3 full mins off my PB. No mile markers was a pain, lucky I had my satellite-tracking watch on. As a slower runner (I finished in 1hr 8 mins) battling past others to get to track was annoying. Date of review: April 23, 2006
In short: Great atmosphere and the odd challenging hill In full: Having run Garburn and Coniston I thought I knew what to expect but this race surpassed them both, in atmosphere, friendliness, challenge and enjoyability ( is that a word?). I've already got my name down for next year. Well done Claire and Graham! Date of review: April 23, 2006
In short: Well organised and worth the trip In full: I thought the whole event went very well, it was well marshelled and thier was even a water stop just after the 5km point. It was also good to have the km markers at everyu stage. Date of review: April 23, 2006
In short: Distance markers and total distance did not agree with my Garmin ( I clocked 10.24 Km ).Good mix of up and down and a cheeky little hill about 6Km. Enjoyable overall. In full: Date of review: April 23, 2006
In short: Early start had its pros and cons In full: Getting there for a 9:30 start required a change in my morning routine. However an early finish means getting back in time to have dinner before 2pm :0)
Starting on a road where the traffic was not stopped until a few second before the race started was unusual.
However the marshals, as usual, were helpful and friendly, organisation was good.
In short: Nice race, I should've been at FLM but have been injured this was much more fun.. In full: Good race, nice course, the hill just after 6k did for my target time tho, 9km marker a little out I think, but still happy with performance and everything else. Date of review: April 23, 2006
In short: Enjoyed it, nice race, nice people In full: Not done a 10km for a year so was bit nervous but it was fine, nice people and nice race, if few more hills than I am used to, but not vicious ones. Perhaps could do with a little better organisation at start, loud speaker maybe? Also postal results envelopes for 50p? Who carries a load of change when running? Maybe give option for this on entering race? Online etc? But overall I enjoyed it and organisation was fine and always felt safe. Will do it again. Date of review: April 23, 2006
In short: Cracking Scenery! In full: What a most enjoyable run, plenty of variation with off road sections, hilly sections and lovely scenery. Not too many entrants to make it overcrowded. Well organised.I should think I will be back again next year. My daughter did her first fun run and was very proud to receive a finishers medal, which was a little unexpected bonus. Date of review: April 22, 2006
In short: Beautiful place to run. Sneaky hills. In full: Second ever race. Beautiful scenery, race more difficult than I expected, off-road sections and hills challenging for a relative beginner. Weather perfect. Nice medal. Very exciting to find oncoming tractor around early corner. Date of review: April 22, 2006
In short: My favourite course ever ever ever!!! In full: Friendly, beautiful, but tough! Run it! Most of the route (after the initial climb at mile 1 to mile 3) is up on Sir William Hill, and the views over Eyam, Abney and the Hope Valley are breathtaking. Great pubs and grub in Eyam village afterwards. Really well supported by the locals. If you want to start early, you could get a pint in at The Barrel half way around! Date of review: April 22, 2006