In short: 1000 people entered, how many more wanted to run no one knows. In full: If you like road races then this has to be on everyones list, it has everything besides a flat boring route, dull uninterested marshalls and the expense of a great north run. Date of review: December 10, 2012
In short: Simply the best In full: It's all been said already but this race is second to none. Many thanks to all involved (the marshals were superb) As young Mr Grace would have said "you've all done very well". Date of review: December 10, 2012
In short: Best race in Stockport! In full: Long hills, dreary estates, main road traffic but it is really quite a laugh and a fine race that somehow rises far above the sum of its parts. Date of review: December 10, 2012
In short: Still the best race in the calendar, bar none In full: Another triumph for Stockport Harriers. The fun and surreal humour do not detract from the fact that the organisation is taken very seriously indeed.
The names on the bibs was a great idea (I was very nearly last and to have people cheer me on by name as I came back into the park was brilliant.)
The marshals are superb and plentiful.
How Tony Audenshaw keeps up a brilliant commentary for 3+ hours I have no idea. I think I am a tiny bit in love with him.
I don't know where Stockport Harriers go from here, because short of hiring Johnny Depp to rub me down afterwards, I'm not sure how this race can be improved.
In short: As good as I'd hoped for In full: Being a local runner I'd somehow missed this run up to now. However, I was determined to do it this year such that even the never ending winter cold did not stop me...and so glad it didn't. The scenery is not great but the actual route has enough to keep you interested. The Name, rather than number, on your chest is a great touch and really helps with the encouragement...the marshalls do not need much to make them provide comforting words. The t shirt was good for winter running and organisation overall superb. Well done Stockport. Date of review: December 10, 2012