In short: Mediocre In full: Good points: start and end at a running track with stands and a reasonable crowd on hand to watch the start and end. Otherwise, this does not seem to be an event run by runners. Casual organization from the start: no effort to line up the 800 runners by forecasted time. Kilometer markings were way off – a cardinal sin against any runner trying to pace their race, which has to be most. Although the temp was above 26 degs there were only two water stops. The course itself is varied, but mostly suburban and dull. Hills ensure there will be few PBs here. Date of review: July 10, 2005
In short: What a contrast with the British 10k last Sunday, this was very well organised, very well priced and a joy to participate in plus it's all for a good cause. Well done to all involved. Date of review: July 10, 2005
In short: Offerton 10K - Excellent race - highly recommended In full: Threat of a downpour just before the race started were nonsense - this is typiclke Stockport weather - if you can see to the other end of the park its going to rain, if you cant then it is raining.
Great race, excellent marshalling, great turnout and really good to start and finish on the track.
One suggestion - have the childrens race so it is before the main event so everyone can watch/cheer etc Date of review: July 9, 2005
In short: Nice Meeting In full: Well organised. Very friendly people and locals and event officials. I really laboured this year but managed to console myself shortly afterwards with a couple of London Prides which made up for the poor run I put in. I was one of the lucky ones seeing as I got back toward the end and they ran out of shot glasses - I managed to get a medal which I prefer. For sure I’ll play sweeper next year! Date of review: July 9, 2005
In short: Well organised, friendly, good location In full: This is my second Sri run, I did this one last year and intend to return for the rest this year. Nice small run atmosphere (room for pleny more), about 60 runners.
Well organised and friendly, Battersea Park is a great place to run and although I'm not a fan of laps (3.5) its still worth it. An 8 am start leaves one feeling very virtuous, I can now justify an afternoon on the sofa watching the Tour de France.
Perhaps the only downside is that with only 60 runners I did end up running on my own which is my excuse for being 43 seconds slower than last year.
Still, a really good run, my second visit has turned me into a convert (to the race) and a regular. Date of review: July 9, 2005
In short: Friendly and very well organised. In full: Very warm and could possibly do with earlier start-time, whilst it was a bit narrow for the first half mile. Thought I'd better put a couple of minor gripes in up front to prove that I'm not on RunWindsor's payroll, because overall this is one of the best races I've run. The organisation worked pretty much like clockwork from my experience, particularly with the army cadets manning the water and sponge stations! Good course - even though you run some bits of it twice, it doesn't get monotonous. Unfortunately I can't make the 2005 date, but I definitely plan to do it again some time in the future. Date of review: July 9, 2005
In short: Two flat laps round a man made lake. Does what it says on the tin. In full: On the good side, a well marshalled, flat track with a good mix of abilities so good PB opportunities. On the other, I'm not sure whether it was running on a Saturday (when the Lions were playing), or the long trek from the car park to the start or the open, lapped nature of the course with the other runners constantly in sight but the atmospehere seemed to drift away with the wind. Overall, though, a nice 10k run to start the weekend with. Date of review: July 9, 2005
In short: Excellent organisation and great course. In full: Really enjoyable and couldn't fault the organistion of the event. My only complaint is the bottle of wine for finishing. Not exactly healthy or a lasting memento, especially for me as I don't drink and gave mine to my running mate. Date of review: July 9, 2005
In short: Nice run on country lanes, well organised, quick course despite the hill In full: Well organised, plenty of parking, one longish hill - about 1k but a speedy fast downhill afterwards makes it a good fast course Date of review: July 8, 2005