In short: Would do it again, but will borrow a sat nav! In full: Really enjoyed the race and the weather was great. However, directions were dire! We nearly didn't arrive on time-where on earth is Haigh? Date of review: November 16, 2008
In short: Hills, hills I hate hills ;@} In full: The directions were shocking Haigh is not even signposted so we got lost!!! Drive a route if your going to write directions. Timing chip collection was very well organised, unlike clumber, but it was a much smaller race. Toilets, not enough of them!The hills killed me and my running buddy, but the rest of the course was OK, Marshals were very supportive, even if 1 guy told me there was loads of people behind us when we knew damn well we were at the back. Did NOT like the fact that traffic on a national speed limit road was zooming passed us, and that the finish ambulance was driving right behind us :@}
The event ran out of water at the finish and told us we would have to get some inside, or run faster next time!!!! Hello if there isn't enough water then it dosen't matter how fast you run someone is going to be without water and for a beginner to be told to run faster next time it can be VERY demoralising, got inside no water there either and told to buy some!!!!! Hello water is free from taps! and they had ran out of T-Shirts in a medium.
Overall would do it again, but would leave a bottle of water with my kit for the finish. Date of review: November 16, 2008
In short: Really enjoyed this today In full: Was not on my best form but the race was brill and got me back in the zone. Thanks to orgasiers, it all went really smoothy and puts some bigger 10ks like Clumber Park in the shade. That last hill was a killer but made me enjoy my bacon sandwich even more after. Date of review: November 16, 2008
In short: Worth driving 40 miles for In full: Lovely day for it, great marshalls, impatient drivers, hills not too bad; shame about the lack of water at the finish for us back markers, and running out of med/small T-shirts. The good lady wife managed a PB, she likes these mildly undulating road routes. I think I quite enjoyed it too! Date of review: November 16, 2008
In short: The hills don't get any easier! In full: Well organised and well run event - unlikely to produce a PB unless its your only 10K (expect a couple of minutes slower than flatter routes). Countryside is Barnsley's best with most of it in the countryside. One point - toilets could do with being better organised. There were several but they are scattered about. Date of review: November 16, 2008
In short: good value, with a challenging hill. In full: An enjoyable race (once you get past the coking plant)the rest of the race is quite scenic. The admin is fairly straight forward the chip is explained to you in quite enough detail with a handy trainer to show you as an example when you are handed your chip.There are plenty of places to park.If you're a runner that needs crowd support then this is the only thing that is lacking in my opinion. The marshalls try their best to keep up morale.All in all a good race and a better course layout this year. Alison. Kingstone Runners. Date of review: November 16, 2008