In short: Great course, well marshalled - fab race all round. In full: Not quite as flat as advertised, the hill at 8miles makes it a challenge but great day nonetheless. Sunny day, great course and excellent course management. Great t-shirt also for finishers. Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Legoland 10 - Revisit the scenery of Windsor 1/2 In full: Now I know that last year there were questions over the length of this course, and I also know that they were sure it was a definate 10k.. but how could I PB on this course? I took 4 mins off my time, and considering that I was at a friends for dinner the night before fending off the vodka (no, no more for me... I'm running tomorrow), I'm pretty damn pleased.
Arriving was a bit of a fiasco - I never understand why road marshalls wave you in a direction when there is only one way to go, but hey, they delayed the race which was cool.
Nice atmosphere, bloody gorgeous scenery - but then I get to train in the park all the time, so I'm spoilt.
Goodie bag was alright too, I was pleased there was a Mars bar and that we got a decent sized bottle of water to guzzle.
Great course too - though that last hill nearly finished me off. There I was struggling up it having swooped round, and just when I was about to crash - there was the finish line. I wish I knew it was that close, I would have put more in.
Was it me, or was the 5K marker in the wrong place?
In short: Pretty good, not a chance of a PB due to turns and twisties... In full: ... however, it's a decent flat race, and as I came 17th, I've gotta be happy. Hopefully, will grow, but is one dull course and it's a shame that it doesn't go out across Croughton etc etc and around the countryside we have here in Ellesmere Port. Such a missed opertunity. However, have to say, very very well organised, and great finish on track...
Defo do it again next year. Not bad for a first race... ;-) Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Not a bad Patch In full: The thing that stood out for me in this race was the support, from marshalls to spectators, as it was very good indeed. Nice weather, well organised, unique finisher t-shirt, nice atmosphere pre and post race at Cabbage Patch. Definitely glad I did this instead of the Nike 10k (especially at 3rd of the cost). Shame I aggravated an injury 4 miles in, otherwise I would have clocked a good time. Still hobbled to a finish. Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Lovely scenery, great marshalling, fast course In full: Only downpoint was they only had large t-shirts left by 1hr 40 :-( Knew I should have run faster! Some lovely stretches of scenery down by the river and a friendly atmosphere. First 10miler and will definitely be back for more next year. Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: New race and long may it continue In full: Even though I had a poor run couldn't complain about anything . Quite a bit run on pavements but not really a problem .Nice to start and finish on running track. Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Nice race In full: Negative Points, the delayed start waiting for the late commers due to hold ups on the road, and the fact of only having 14 loo's!
Positive points, the lovely course, so its was muddy but it was through some lovely woodland, the atmosphere was very positive and friendly, the final 1km was hard up hill, but hearing the comentator was very inspiring to keep you going, nice goody bag, shame the medal wasnt Lego shaped, I'm sure Legoland could afford to donate it for such a good charity. I'll be back next year. Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Great race, weather which was glorious (a lot warmer than last year) and not too many at the start for a ok get away. In full: Was hoping for a PB as from last year, new the course to be flat and fast. Also the weather was spot on for me, as I do like the warmer days. You could tell the organisers had got about 4 times more water than previous races. I knew this because instead of speeding off I ran with my wife who hadn't done much training for the event so saw the amount that was left even when the later runners had gone through. It turned out to be a plesant run but my PB was about 40 mins quicker than me on the day. Good practice though for marathon pace, with me finishing feeling that I could have easily done it again (well sort of). Certainl will wander back next year! Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Friendly, scenic, good facilities, deserves more runners In full: This was an excellent 10 mile at a time of year when not many around. Good running surfaces throughout, but virtually no trafic and good scenery. Long gentle uphill for first 3 miles then along the top for a while and a fast last three miles down hill. Organisers very friendly. Good facilities at camp site that is race base. Will definitely be back and hope it builds support for its third run next year. Date of review: October 15, 2005
In short: Had a great run. Well marshelled. Great crowd support. In full: Unfortunately the end was chaotic with regards to medal & goody bag collection and where to leave your race chip. I will definately take part again next year. Date of review: October 15, 2005