In short: Why wasn't there a medal? who really wants a woolly hat? goody bag was not good. In full: Directions not very good. Car parking was dismal, it would have helped if there was the opportunity to leave bags in a secure area perhaps with a ticket system as we were very very cold on return and the car was parked too far away. People were friendly. Marshals were good & very encouraging . Refreshments could be orgainised better as there was a long queue and a wait for coffees as they ran out of hot water. However I would consider this run again.
In short: Definate PB potential...... In full: .....but I missed mine by an agonising 10 seconds.
Pretty well organised and simply followed the crowds to the start in the backstreet by the International Pool.
Best things: fast/flat course, chip timing, Kirkstall Abbey at half-way.
Things to improve for next year: water station on the course, better quality medal (although I suppose Help the Aged are wanting to maximise money for the charity rather than spend on good quality medals).
When all said and done a reasonably good event that I enjoyed. Will probably be back next year for another assault on my 10K PB. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Great race, will be back next year! In full: A fast and flat course makes it a good for PB potential. Very well organised - only slight niggle was that I missed out on the water because there weren't enough marshalls at the drinks station. Despite this though, I thought the organisers did a fab job - it's not easy organising a group of 500-odd runners to run along the A40 when it's not closed to traffic! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Quick, flat footpath race In full: The weather was not good for the event but I thought that it was a good fast run and I recommend it. Marshalling needs tightening up. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: The hills were tough for me. The weather was horribly cold and wet. The people were friendly and the course well marked and organized. I was a bit bummed that there wasn't a t-shirt for finishers or at least have one for sale. Nice knit cap given Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: cold, gloomy but v.well marshalled and worth another attempt next year! In full: the weather wasn't great and lets face it te route doesn't allow for great scenery or miles of spectators but well done to Enysham Road Runners for a fab job - the marshalls did a good job in terms of keeping us on the route without being run over by the traffic and they kept our spirits up. The leg down the A40 is a killer but thanks to the 2 nice chaps in front being my wind shield! Got a PB by a staggering 7 mins 23 seconds (no excuses for plodding now!) will be back next year without a doubt! Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: This has the potential to be a very popular race. In full: Very nice race,very challenging without being stupidly difficult quite hilly in places,but had the best looking stewards i've seen in a long time! Date of review: November 27, 2005