In short: Scenery was probably quite nice - if you could see it... In full: Cold and hideously foggy, but I found running hard kept me warm enough.
This is the flattest 10K I've done and has definite PB potential. The only incline of any note is the bridge over the M40, though parts of the airfield were a little slippery in the wet.
Thought I was on for a cracking race about halfway round...until I realised that I wasn't running that fast after all, and it was just that a couple of the markers were mis-placed. Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: Tough but enjoyable, lots of muddy fields and trails, good organisation and checkpoints In full: A real oddysey of South Yorkshire, from active, disused and regenerated coal mines and mining areas across beautiful parks and countryside and taking in some of the very pretty villages to be found here as well as some pretty ropey areas. My first, so i'm no expert but i really enjoyed this. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Very tough going up, easy coming down! In full: Having read the 2004 revues, I can now confirm that they are pretty accurate. This is a pretty tough 7 miler, uphill for most of the first 4+ miles, downhill the rest. Great scenery and a nice big Christmas Pud at the end. If you want to do something a little more challenging than a Great Run 10K, then try this one!. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Good fun run In full: only one IT glitch - which could have been disastrous as it didn't look like I was entered even tho I had my online confirmation no. Sorted out no problems - very helpful chaps Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: An excellent race and a new pb! Awesome!! In full: a great run and wonderful organisation. Water stations were frequent and the mashalling was great - couldnt have asked for more. will definitely be back next year. keep up the good work! Cheers Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Challenging course with a couple of long steady climbs but a nice atmosphere and an interesting goody bag! In full: Well organised and marshalled event with a nice friendly atmosphere. Enjoyed the start and finish at the track. The course had a bit of everything including a couple of tough long climbs. Shame we had to run along some busy roads. Might do it again but there are so many races to choose from..... Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Lovely scenery, PB potential despite hills In full: Beautiful weather - perfect for running - and lovely rural scenery. Well organised with loads of support from marshals and local residents. The hill at 3 miles is tough but short and the other hills aren't too challenging. I'll be back next year to see if I can better my new PB! Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Very foggy and fast In full: I actually liked running on the airfield - it was smoother and there obviously wasn't any cars, or camber. The fog and a watery sun were, in an odd way, quite atmospheric. The marshalling was very good. Only minor negative points was the poor footing on leaving the airfield and on turning for the finish. Would certainly do again. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Great Race!!! In full: Thanks to everyone! Friendly,encouraging marshalls. Crowd really got behind the runners and it was nice to see so many residents out of their houses adding their support. Goody bag full of surprises!! ROLL ON NEXT YEAR!! Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Well organised and great weather, altogether a well spent morning out! In full: Very well organised, the hills were not too difficult and managed to get to get a PB! Date of review: December 11, 2005