In short: Potential to be the best 10K in the North West In full: For those that ran Blackpool you'll know what I'm talking about... Although only half teh distance the overall standard of organisation, changing rooms, toilets, availability of bottled water before and after, facilities, goody bag (medal next year ?), marshalling, start, finish, PA, atmosphere were very good. One suggestion, perhaps the ability to tie in an 'in one end and out the other' of the City of Manchester stadium would make this an awesome event... well done everyone who took part and organised this. Anyone for Offerton 10K... ? Date of review: June 27, 2005
In short: I really enjoyed this one, the marshalls were all brilliant. In full: Really well sign posted, even I couldn't have gone wrong! The marshalls were really encouraging and helped me around the course. I will be back next year!! Date of review: June 27, 2005
In short: Really enjoyed the race, my favourite 10km so far!! In full: After Blackpool half-marathon the week before, the weather was great! Hot but not humid. I really enjoyed the route. As I live near by it was a race in my backyard. I liked the 3 laps as well, as I was able to really think about pacing and also it was great incentive because on my 3rd lap I was passing 2nd lap people. So much better than the BUPA Great Manchester Run!!
If I had any moans they would be: -I only got my race pack two days before. If I hadn't known the area it would have been really annoying. -Can't comment on the water as I carry my own (After Blackpool, it is a god send to take it!) -No medal! I am a medal horder so I felt a bit sad afterwards. -I did nearly fall over twice, once on the speed bumps on the first lap around the stadium (there was also bins/cones in the middle of the road that in the thick of the race you could fall over). My second near miss was on a dodgy bit of road on lap 2.
In short: Did the race for the first time in 2004. Weather was great and the Kingston bridge was opened for the first time. Piper at every mile marker made it easier as you could hear them in the distance. Atmosphere was good and I am now in preparation for In full: this years race. Looking to beat time of 1 hour 58 mins and 53 secs. Date of review: June 27, 2005
In short: A great little race for those who like hills! In full: A well-organised 3 lap race around Hampstead Heath extension. Some long uphill slogs but a lovely long downhill too. the changes to the course were good - having the finish away from teh road was a big improvement. Lovely watermelon at the finish and another nice mug to add to my collection. A good morning out! Date of review: June 27, 2005
In short: Very friendly local feel - if you're a local club member, you'll see everyone you know! In full: A very friendly race that is exceedingly well marshalled and policed. Can't put my finger on it, but there is a really local atmosphere to this race even though there's a significant number of fast runners up the sharp end. Date of review: June 27, 2005
In short: a very well organised race with a nice atmosphere. Challenging course but not awful. In full: Very well organised race and it's a shame that more people didn't enter.Gently undulating is probably the best description of course, especially once it heads out into the country Date of review: June 27, 2005