In short: Brilliant first race. In full: My first race and I really enjoyed it. Good organisation and the rout ewas not too tough despite a couple of hills. Would have preferred a medal instead of a mug for finishing though!! Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Excellent event - well organised, lovely location and good crowd! In full: Where else can you run alongside deer, rhino and lions? This was a really well organised race, suitable for experienced runners and beginners with a few hills but nothing too scary. I will definitely be back next year! Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Nice flat course, excellent if you want a PB (which i got). Only downside is running through an industrial park, but the country lanes away from that make a lovely run. Nice change from a Sunday morning training session. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Very well organised friendly race for all standards. In full: This race was very well organised, everything was run like clockwork even down to chip timing for all runners! The atmosphere was very friendly and despite the weather there was plenty going on for non runners alike. A good race for all abilities and well worht doing. The course is mildly undulating with no major hills and so fairly quick. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Despite a grizzly grey day, there was a good vibe and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Fairly tough, windy hill just before 3 mile marker, but a great run-in for the last third. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Friendly and relaxed In full: Blimey they could have covered up that 12% gradient sign. Shockingly big hill! Really nice atmosphere. Lots of smiles and encouragement. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: a decent enough first attempt! In full: I thought it a well organised and well marshalled run, which seemed to have speeds for all and a decent atmosphere between runners. At £30 odd, however, I dont think I would do it again...and a place to change/stretch afterwards would be much appreciated, as would consistent km markers! but overall, I thought the organisers did ok for their first race! Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Cant be bad, i got a pb!! In full: Really well organised and cracking scenery with animals you dont normally see on a run! Always nice to get a medal which isnt always the case at 10k's! Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Don't let the scenery put you off! In full: Let's face it the course could not be less pleasing on the eye if it tried. It made you want to stay on your feet for fear of falling into the burnt out wreck of a car or broken glass.
But the scenery isn't everything about a race - the organisation was like clockwork the goody bag fantastic and the marshalls wonderful.
It's one to do again if only to support a great bunch of volunteers - a big thank you to them all who made the race special. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Didn't really feel like a race run, scenery was a bit run down In full: Seemed to be a lack of spectators/support, lack of marshalls for encouragement most did not seem interested. Air/Army cadets were by far the most encouraging they all did a great job. Route was interesting, would put me off living in Tamworth thats for sure. Thought it was nice that the mayor was handing out medals. Heard Race Director shouting at people to move thought that he could of been slightly more pleasant Is good value but needs further improving. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: The upward section after 5k was the challenge for me! In full: Great to be able to park so close to the start (particularly with the rain!.) Great warm up guy who kept rhythm (and I have done some warm ups that leave much to be desired)he kept people warm on a bitter morning. Sutton Runner tent great (needed gloves before start and able to get them!) Missed the opening "Charriots of Fire" this year - apparently it was played but maybe they started it a bit late this year and I had run off before it got going! The uphill section just after 5k is a challenge but the psychology of not having a 6 K sign and then seeing the 7K sign works for me! Yes the 'car' was a bit of an item and the housing estate scenery is not the best, but loved the family of litle girls clapping us by! All in all I enjoyed this race again, the location sets up a really friendly atmosphere and it is very well organised. Thanks Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: first race i've ever done where you get to run past a recent burnt out vehicle - welcome to tamworth - lol.... In full: No PB for me this year but not too surprised. forgot how undulating parts of the course were and a bit twisty at times - all takes it toll. really well organised race though. easy to park, great showers and changing at the finish with use of the local gym. great medal too for a 10K - its better than some of my marathon ones!! t-shirt and goody bag also make it excellent value for money. think i might be back again next year. Date of review: February 19, 2006