In short: My first 10 k, will definitely do it again - despite the bottlenecks at the start In full: An excellent race. Just a couple of points that could perhaps be improved on, next year:
1) There was a promise that runners, joggers and walkers would start separately, but in the end, in my experience, everyone started together, and I for one was forever weaving my way around slower runners for at least the first half of the race.
2) Clearer signs where to go at the finish would help, - though it wasn't much of a problem
3) Perhaps more km signs, or better visibility thereof - I only saw three, not sure how many there were :-).
Overall though, an excellent race and a great feeling.
Loved the black T-shirt, will be wearing it in front of students when lecturing next week.
I am putting it down as one of my all-time favourite races, but to be fair it is only my second :-). Date of review: June 21, 2009
In short: Great event, good organisation and pretty special to be part of. In full: Enjoyed that - lots of support and noise; a real carnival atmosphere. With 11,000 runners, this was so well organised too - started on time, plenty of water for all, and no mad scrummage after the finishing line at the end. Even managed to drive away pretty sharpish from the city centre (Sheffield Half - you could learn something here!).
Not a race for a pb, due to the high numbers, but didn't feel too boxed in. More a race though just to sit back, relax and enjoy the crowds and the feeling of people doing their best for a very worthwhile cause.
In short: Great run In full: My 3rd time on the Leeds 10k and the event seems to get better each year. Terrific organisation. I loved the warm up with Nell McAndrew etc. A couple of bottle necks on the run itself but with 11 thousand people it's to be expected. Date of review: June 21, 2009