In short: Good for first timers, good for PB's Good race In full: Only my second 10k (I'm a newbie) and definitely one to do again. Good atmosphere, excellent marshalls, they all have a positive thing to say as you go past.
Friendlier runners than lots of other runs I've done so far.
A MASSIVE thanks to Simon (one of the organisers) & Elliott (his wee boy) for the lift to the petrol station as I ran out of fuel in the car park at the end!! Forever grateful. Thank you gentlemen. xxx Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: A regular favourite for me. In full: Have competed in this race regularly and never been disappointed. Very well marshalled, seemed to be even better this year with the relativley minor problem of some cars driving through the runners just prior to the start. Rain and overcast conditions spoilt the occasion a little but it is February so you take what you get. Always a good indicator for how London training is going.
Thanks again to all organisers and helpers. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Good enough organisation, with no major issues. Runing for a good cause, too. The only issue I found was with the accuracy of the kilometer posts. Last kilometer was definetely very short. Overall, a great race! Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Very friendly atmosphere, ideal for a first-time 10K! In full: Very smooth and well organised - but they had run out of water by the time I had finished the race, so I had to buy some from the outrageously expensive van! Guess I better bring my own next time...Or run faster :-) The warm up was a bit too early, but then again, the start was delayed. Nice and friendly atmosphere, it was my first 10K and I didn't feel intimidated at all! Well done, I will do it again. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Magnificent mud skating, stile leaping race In full: This race is fantastic - loads of variey, 2 challenging hills and a draining, slippery final rise; the steepest bits are thankfully on good track / road; the final downhill is superb, with two hurdles to fly over. Wear fell shoes for this one if you have them , as the mud is the slidiest I've ever run in -saw loads of fallers. Special thanks to the marshalls for their encouragement and doing a great job. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Excellent fun, even though I didn't manage to meet my assigned "singleton" ! In full: Medal, t-shirt, hi-tec ruck-sac (proper one not the shoe bag type) and another goodie - cap/wallet/bottle etc
Excellent value and well organised and great fun ! Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: First time I have ever run 10K, and pleased as punch that I did it under my target. In full: Didn'y know about the goody bag so didn't miss it!Loos are always a problem at events but for what they did I thought it was brilliant. And I am still upright after the finish. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: An excellent race. I had a great day. In full: Although the race started a little later than planned, I thought the organisation was more than adequate in general and the race course was good. Very flat. Nice scenery and a very friendly atmosphere. Will definitely be doing this race again next year. Thanks to all those who helped organise the event. It was all for a good cause. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Very well organised. Nice straightforward route. In full: Surprised to read below that there even was a loud speaker.... Very well organised. Traffic a bit scary at some points - especially after the first turn off the main road. Marshalls very good at getting the cars through the gaps. Choccie at the end a nice touch. Please order better weather next year :o) Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Very well organised and very friendly atmosphere In full: Really enjoyed this race and knocked my PB down considerably so it's definitely a fast one, although my Polar clocked 10.44k so not sure how accurate the length of the course was - although other reviews suggest it was short. I hope not! Conditions were excellent and the course is very flat and sheltered. Very friendly, very well organised and a very good course. The warm-up was a bit feeble, but I prefer just running by myself to warm up anyway. Well done and thank you PPUK, and I really hope you raised your target. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: Fast and fun In full: Reasonably fast and fun. The KM markers appeared to be in the wrong places which was frustrating for pacing. Overall well organised and well worth the experience. Date of review: February 12, 2006