In short: Well organized, slick race; just not ideal for me - a beginner! In full: This was a very well organised race. Weather was very cold and the 'pack' set off at an offensive pace! My own fault I suppose and not one I will attempt until I have have improved quite a bit... Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Fast and flat, crap medal, too many slow ruuners (walkers) at front In full: As said best thing is flat course, too many runners now for the start and finish, WHY oh WHY do walkers/slow runners insist on starting at the front, GET IN THE RIGHT PLACE ! Needs better overall organisation now numbers are so big, in danger of becoming a fun run only me thinks ! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Nice small race will be back next year now I know what to expect! In full: Shame there was no water left by the time I got to the finish!!! Also could have done with more marshalls for the last half mile or so on the busy road through the town centre. Otherwise cheery marshalls, lovely scenery, challenging course, great atmosphere, will be back! Iced buns at the end next year please... Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Looking for a better start In full: Starting in a narrow side road is challenging with the number of people setting off - especially when some 'runners' chose to walk just past the start line. Race itself is great. Finish again is chaotic if you're middle of the pack. And bearing in mind the time of year, a t-short at the end would have been more appreciated. Having said all that, I'd do it again. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Very cold and the hills made it a challenge from start to finish. Wooly hat and voucher at the end were welcome though! In full: More hills than Worksop last month but the one that killed me was the one 400m from the end, any chance of a sprint finish was cut short there.
The even t was well organised, friendly and the marshalls excellent. Only slight gripe was the changing rooms being what seemed half a mile from the start. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Harder than expected but the runners were all very friendly and pleased I finished!! What a challenge In full: Disappointed no showers for the ladies, not sure how much notice the organisers had that they had been made in to a laundarette, good to wash your kit I suppose!! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: . In full: 1 redeeming factor about the LAD is the fast course. For the cost the organisation should be much better, better controlled start, bigger signs and better funnel at the finish. Crap medal waste of time and money. Rather not have one so more money goes to old folk. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: A big thank you to all the marshalls as it was bitterly cold out there! Your support was well appreciated. Not overkeen on the memento but thats just a personal thing for me. In full: Well done to everyone involved with the race. Bitterly cold conditions yet all the marshalls still encouraged us all on! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: As ever a well organised friendly event buffet after presentation worth staying for. In full: A well organised race, well marked out and marshalled. Great if you enjoy the undulating route. One of my fav races of the year. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: This race has lots of potential but is seriously let down by organisation In full: This race has serious potential to be excellent - the course is fast, the location wonderful and it's not too big. There are a lot of easy wins for the organisers - have a finish line, offer water at finish, more marshals on the course, organise the start better.
This race has real potential to be a pre-Xmas special. MKAC could make a real name and grow a very profitable race. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Best organised 10k I've run In full: Hats off to the marshalls & helpers & spectators too! Missed a pb by 4 secs, but with the 500 + field it took a while after the gun to get going. Definite pb potential for the speedsters as all pretty flat. The narrow paths made passing difficult in the damp conditions, but still enjoyable. Nice to have a souvenir t-shirt. Well done all who made the race a special one! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Wonderful race with great atmosphere, scenery and organisation. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending to anyone. In full: The steps towards the end were brilliant, bring it on! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: A nice friendly run with some challenging hills especially at the end. Not sure about the final straight, lots of runners being impeded by people ambling up the not-very-wide entrance to the Football club. But overall a good, friendly race. Date of review: November 27, 2005