In short: Would be a PB race if wasn't so HOT! In full: Due to the heat would have been better to start earlier and have the fun run afterwards. Excellent race overall though. Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: Hard work on a hot day In full: I posted my slowest time of the year, it seemed much longer than 10k but probably wasn't, and there was no water just sugary drinks that made me more thirsty - the hot weather didn't help this. I had real difficulty with this one. If this is on again next year, I'd do it, but ensure my wife was on hand to provide water, just in case. I didn't realise there were so many gradients at CP park. Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: Great Marshalls, plenty of water, scenic, nice day out, but fairly hard going for a novice In full: This was only my second event after the Great Manchester Run. Atmosphere in some respects was better - there were some miserable folk at Manchester. As a novice I found the two lap thing daunting and that hill was a corker. Won't be doing it again unless it becomes a one lap run, but enjoyed the day out immensely. All the marshalls round the course did a splendid job. Encouraged me to keep going and most had a smile to offer. Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: Super Scenic Hard Course in parts In full: Super day, well organised, plenty of water, plenty of support, tricky hills which drain you a bit but well worth the effort. Preston centre was a great venue and will definately do this again. Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: Very hot, tough hill at the start, fairly flat from about 6 miles onwards but I was really tired by then, thought I was in quite good shape but about 6/7 mins down on usual. Would recommend it just to run up a hill that big, nice scenery, good atmos! Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: Good organisation, decent course, towel was a nice idea In full: Didn't get a towel as I EOD'd but it was a good idea. Agree with the others who said an extra water station was needed, if I'd have realised there was only one I may well have taken my own water. Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: Good Organisation, Good Route, Bad Hill! In full: thanks to the organisaers, marshalss etc especially Kate, very helpfull tel calls & e-mails. can we arrange for less heat next time! Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: Well organised race In full: Easy parking next to the start in the market multi storey. Water stations every 2.5km. Completely traffic free and well marshalled (enthusiastically). Pens at the start of the race and a good atmosphere.
The steep drops with sharp corners then the climb back to the end of the lap mean a PB is unlikely, but that shouldn't matter.
A good reception at the end of each lap and suitable for beginner and experienced. Worth entering. Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: Wicked race with wicked hills In full: Excellent race, good atmosphere with a real mix of people and abilities. Not a PB course due to few tough hills which zapped the energy from legs, esp. on the second lap! Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: A hilly mix of town and park, hard work but worth it In full: An enjoyable race, hard work getting up the hills at the back end of the route. Good atmosphere with it starting in the town centre and attracts a lot of spectators. The park and river parts take away from the fact your in the middle of Preston. Not a PB route but worth the work when you've finished. Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: enjoyable race that! In full: I enjoyed it but I have to agree that to only have one drinks station per lap (which didnt have water available, so far as I could see) with gatorade given out, in that heat, was, indeed criminal. But great to see Daley Thompson there to start it, shame the start gun refused to work - twice! all in all, a good race and I would do it again, although the hills were a little surprising I felt? Date of review: July 11, 2005
In short: The heat and the hills outwayed by fantastic support and great organisation In full: A really good city centre race. The loop into the park was a great contrast against the start and finish in the heart of the city. Great support down the finishing straight which had to be one of the best I have ever run down. Definitely back next year. Hats off to Preston. Date of review: July 11, 2005