In short: As 10K's go, this was a short one... In full: ... somewhat short on distance as others have mentioned and a little short on organisation. That said, it was a fun and friendly race with a couple of challenging little climbs to test your lungs and thighs.
I expect that it will be a full 10K next year, but I'll probably opt to marshall it instead of run.
The Fun Run was excellent, if a little crowded through the first couple of hundred metres. A great family atmosphere and a fun warm-up - even if my daughter did refuse to take part for fear of "looking like a 'nana". The T-shirt and Easter Egg were great prizes for the kids. Well Done!! Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: An interesting race, hopefully the organisation will be better next year In full: The race itself was well attended, and seemed to offer a high level of beginner friendly-ness, but was short oweing to the lack of a marshall at a crucial fork in the road - hopefully this will be sorted next year. Overall though, it was an enjoyable day out Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Wonderful In full: I noticed that this weekly race regularly gets rave reviews, and so tried it for the first time on Easter Saturday. Every word of praise is well deserved, and I can't think of a single criticism. Many thanks to the organisers for their welcome, efficiency and simple generosity in organising the event for free, week in and week out. Excellent. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Fast course, closed roads, no atmosphere In full: Not 'pancake flat' but very gentle inclines. Closed to traffic, well marshalled. Run on roads outside a park and through industrial estate. Goody bag was a bag with a dozen 'Fishermans Friends'. Had to pour your own water out of a watering can at the end. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Lovely Morning Out In full: The 10k was just short of 5 miles, but this did not upset me, and I felt I had expended just as much energy because of the bloomin' hills! Lovely scenery, the whole race run within the park.
As I understand it, the actual route was 10k, but we were sent the wrong way. Therefore next years race should be 10k.
The children did the fun run, and it was well worth it. They had a great time, with local mascots in attendance, an aerobic warm up, and a T-shirt and Easter Egg for all finishers.
All in all, a fun morning out for all the family. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: A 10k that was actually 8k In full: A race with potential if they can marshall it properly. I was amazed to have knocked 8 minutes off my PB, only to find out we had been directed the wrong way, meaning the final distance was only 8k! Hope they can get it right next year. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Well organised. Approx 5Km up hill near the start! Medal. In full: A very wet day but enjoyed it despite running thro' water for about one third of the race. Very long up hill stretch soon after the start provides a challenge! A great local event and I'd certainly enter it again. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: The best way to spend easter sunday In full: The fourth time I have done this race and the hills at the end still catch me out, but I love it. Seems to be more popular every year and deservedly so Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Mentally challenging but worth it In full: Beautiful facilities in the boathouse at Dorney Lake and certainly a PB race, but it is two laps of the rowing lake which involves long, long straights as well as being able to see people on their second lap - just meant I needed to focus more! Nice medal and very friendly crowd. Date of review: April 17, 2006
In short: Good race, some organizational issues. In full: A delay in opening the only advertised car park until just 50 minutes before start time saw many directed to an industrial estate some 10 - 15 minutes' walk from race HQ. Annoying to see the ample car park at race HQ out of bounds to "ordinary" runners. Gents toilets consisted of two cubicles - no urinals. Ladies' facilities not even signposted. Race itself was excellently marshalled. The "hill" is long, and putting the only drinks station halfway down the other side was a dastardly trick! Excellent goody bag and managed a PB so it can't have been that bad! Date of review: April 16, 2006