In short: Beautiful scenary, challenging course, great organisation. In full: After reading the course description as 'some gentle slopes' I did not expect the mighty hills we climbed and decended today, (so watch the course descriptions in other CancerResearch 10K's.) I enjoyed the race as it was multiterrain and support and organisation was excellent. I will do it again next year for sure. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Flat, fast fenland, fantastic organisation, friendly with fabulous support ........... that must make this race "f" ing brilliant. In full: Rates as my best ever event, everything you could want, the finishers medal is brilliant, if its within a 100 mile radius of you - do it next year. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Great atmosphere, fabulous freebies but long toilet queues In full: A flat easy course but suffered from too many people making it very squashed and slow further back. Goody bag was the best I've had yet and was full of food, samples and lucozade! I will do it again next year, the medal is top quality. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: nice route, well organised, weather just about right , pretty fast field though In full: was dreading the race if it was up to the beacon, thankfully it wasn't.Pretty flat in the end (odd hill over the motorway. Marshalls were excellent, and every k signage helped. For only my second race, i enjoyed this one again, but there were not many behind me, and I did a sub 50 time (first 10k)...
Well done Angels, nice race and will do again... Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Friendly atmosphere, pleasant mostly rural course, well-organised, goes through lovely N. Yorks, you get a mug, & raises funds for local hospital - can hardly fault it! Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Good, friendly marshalling, well-organised. Great route (if you don't mind hills) In full: A friendly event, with a picturesque route (never mind about the weather!) and some challenging hills. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Just a note to say I REALLY enjoyed this race, my and my husband had a great time. Well done, worth double the entry fee just to run the excellent route traffic free! And a Tshirt fruit and medal - I felt very spoilt after that, well done! Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Excellent 10k, good pb potential In full: Great bunch of people, very friendly. For a first time race the organisation would put some city races to shame. Loads of marshalls. Nice route, some off road, rest on country lanes. Mostly flat (very slight undulations). So impressed considering joining the club as a 2nd claim member. Well done folks. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: After a summer of training I was going for a special pb - but the hills put paid to that! In full: After training all summer I was hoping that this was going to be my first sub 50 minute 10k.
Conditions were good but then the hills started coming. The first at 4k got me breathing hard but the second at 6k had me on my knees.
I managed to get back on track time wise but the killer came at the end, a slippery uphill path to the finish meant I just missed out.
The organisation was good and well thought out, it was nice to get a good quality XL t-shirt instead of having to try to squeeze into a L.
The banana at the end was very welcome as well.
Overall, I'll hope to give it another go next year. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Very quick, and not too crowded - one for the diary In full: Apart from the lack of mile markers (which were promised) this was a great race. Fast, not too crowded and a good course on quiet roads. Definitely one to go back for. Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: Good race, very flat, marshalled well, but no distance markers. Kept on having to ask the distance. In full: As per previous reviews, thought finish was near the start place, but had longer to go as no distance markers to keep informed. Is a bit misleading as i to pushed it too soon thining the finish was nearer than it was! Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: There are no bells and whistles in this event, just pure hard running. This race was different to any I have run before, with just 46 runners and the real personal touch. Very well organised, drinks every 5k and a nice presentation ceromany in the p Date of review: September 11, 2005
In short: this race is worth doing In full: very enjoyable race five of us got lost about two thirds of the way home too dehydrated and mentally not sharp cost me at least five places but these are the kind of races I live for scenic very challenging and good organization Date of review: September 10, 2005