In short: Excellent race, well marshalled & frequent water stations In full: It was a great course - a few undulations but nothing too much, very well marshalled, had a very attentive ambulance & people sweeping the course, frequent water stations approx every 3.3 miles, it was great to have the results ready straight after the race, there were lots of prizes and although the finish was about 1/4 mile walk from the car park/community centre it helped loosen up the joints (though there were a lot of people having trouble walking that short distance back!). Plus a nice t-shirt!
Could have done with a start mat for the chips rather than starting them all from the gun (would have moved forward if I'd known), would have preferred bottles at the water stations rather than cups as I like to sip a bottle for a mile after the station, for some the walk back to the car from the finish would be long! Date of review: March 9, 2006
In short: Perfect run for marathon build-up In full: Enjoyed the course,ran a fast pace but it was a bit spoilt by lack of water and only given another t-shirt, would rater have drinks and snacks instead because they are useful at the end of a 20 mile run, but hope to be back next year otherwise. Date of review: March 8, 2006
In short: Some of the nicest scenery of any race i have done. In full: Its a puzzle how the wind seemed to be in my face on the outward and inward legs of this race. Great views and well organised by nice friendly people. Would reccomend it to anyone. Date of review: March 8, 2006
In short: Flat flat flat In full: What a good race. There was plenty of parking, plenty of facilities, plenty of encouragement from marshalls and spectators, plenty of wind!
Only bad point is that people wanting to leave before everyone has finished have to wait for a gap between runners and then go for it! I was one of those trying to get out and I couldn't help but think that it's not good for the runners left to finish.....they should have a clear run.
In short: First time I've run this 10K & really enjoyed it. Marshalls excellent. Quite difficult for a PB because of 3 times up the hill (which isn't steep) but at about 8K & 3rd time around begins to hurt. Date of review: March 8, 2006