In short: Not a 10k pb... In full: Good fun and nothing really bad to say. My only changes would be: Organisation and information a bit sketchy. Pre-race didn't know whether I had to order a train ticket etc. baggage deposit, parking and other small things all a bit obvious but still uncertain.
Apart from this is was still great... would have liked more mud ;-) Date of review: August 22, 2005
In short: Lots of parking, towel makes a nice change to another t-shirt! In full: The large field made life difficult, crossing the finish line and straight into a queue to get out the finish area or to a drink station. However, good to have distance markers at 200/400m to the finish line. Plenty of encouragement from marshalls on the course and overall a well organised event. Date of review: August 22, 2005
In short: Very friendly, well organised race. In full: The event organisers were exceptionally friendly; I got a great goody bag with healthy food after the race, a medal and certificate. Would highly recommend this to anyone.
I like the fact that the times of all the runners are published on the website too. Date of review: August 22, 2005
In short: Wonderful race, perfect weather, idyllic scenery, tough and hilly terrain, friendly atmosphere, well marshalled. In full: Really enjoyed this race. Will be back next year! Date of review: August 22, 2005
In short: Fast & Hot In full: A well organised event with a reasonable mix of urban and rural. Not hilly but not flat either with a couple of short but steep hills (m.way bridges) which were a bit sapping of such a hot day. Only onee niggle, long que to get to water at end with a member of the organising team shouting move on, there was no where to move to. It would have been nice under the circumctances (heat) to have been able to get a drink whilst quing at this point. Thanks to all involved will be back. Date of review: August 22, 2005
In short: Excellent organisation, nice course In full: Bar the delayed (and false!) start this was a very well organised event. The marshals offer personal encouragement to all runners as they have a list of runners names. The course is 6 flat laps on grass, trail, gravel and concrete. Would have PB potential if it wasn't slightly longer than 1/2M. Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: August 22, 2005
In short: Lovely day with lots of friendly spectators to cheer you on! In full: A nice flat race along the river. The marshalls were great and very encouraging to all runners. Agree with the confusion with the sachet of mayo in the goody bag. Can anyone from Bedford AC enlighten us?? Date of review: August 22, 2005
In short: A grand day out In full: Having no opportunity to overtake on the track on the way back made the whole thing that much better (as I could go slower and enjoy the scenery). Missed the train both ways but great support and atmosphere. In short brilliant. Date of review: August 22, 2005