In short: OK race but for the price, excellent. In full: Nothing out of the ordinary for this one, but then I like races like this, that do not pretend to be anything that they're not.
Nice simple race, just a medal & mars bar at the end but then for £7 you can't complain. I've paid £12+ for races & got less than that.
Nice flat, fast course, but never an easy one. I got a PB by 30 seconds but was still well under what I was going for & not sure why - lost the time between 2K-6K.
Quite a few twists & turns, the odd hill plus the vary from road, to pavement, to gravel, to country lane probably contributed but it never stopped being enjoyable.
I felt so sorry for the organisers, who were all friendly & very professioanl that the rain was just horrendous especially for the village fete & the money probably lost from that, but I'm sure what was lost will be gained from people coming back next year for a good run.
Two criticisms, it could possibly have done with two drink stations, esp one before 6K although thankfully it was cold & rainy so not too serious, but there definitely needed to be somewhere to change, given how soaked everyone was, not showers or anything just a room or tent to completely change clothes, but otherwise a faultless race in a lovely part of the county. Date of review: May 7, 2007
In short: Was looking forward to a fast finish but the trafiic spoil that! In full: A good race, well organised and friendly. Everyone had told me about the last 2km being a fast finish etc etc BUT what a busy 2km!! Too much traffic and narrow pavements meant that I was jumping on/off kerbs and so my potential PB was spolit! Never mind- a pleasurable race, even in the rain- will definitely make this one a regular event! Date of review: May 7, 2007
In short: Good race - well marshalled in the main - despite the rain, it was very enjoyable! In full: Bit chaotic at the start, with cars still coming through whilst everyone was gathering. Marshalling during the race was great - stopping traffic at road junctions etc. -although not as enthusiastic as at other races, but this was likely due to the rain (big thanks for giving up your time though and for not minding getting wet!!). Finish area was also a little frantic, and not hugely obvious. Was it me or did the lead vehicle, which was parked up, no longer have the clock ticking? All in all, an enjoyable race, with excellent PB potential. Thanks to all everyone involved in the organisation of the race. Date of review: May 7, 2007
In short: Did anyone else think it was less than 10k? In full: First of all.....a good race, with a good atmosphere. Never done it before and I belive that there is usually a fete of some sort?....If so then I imagine that this is a really good event.
Second....if you're not quick then don't line up at the front!! :-)
I was aiming for 41 mins, stopped 3 times for 1 minute each and ended up doing 42:30 so something doesn't add up for me. I don't think it's 10k, more like 6 miles.
So, overall a good race with good support but I won't be adding it to my 10k times. It wouldn't stop me doing it again though.