In short: Definate PB potential. In full: PB potential race. Course is a little dull and is a little winding around all the roundabouts. Organisation was superb. maybe the start could improved?? but I expect the reason it could not start on the road was because of the championchip mats not being driven over by cars?? Date of review: August 20, 2006
In short: Well organised and marshalled, chip timing removed any problems at the finish. In full: Not the most scenic race this one but the organisers can't help that. It's a very well marshalled and well organised race. Chip timing made it much easier at the finish and the fact that I think I was more than 2 mins faster than last time makes me more positive about it! I too noticed the odd motorist trying to assert themselves and another crunching his gearbox no doubt in anger at all these runners interrupting his Sunday morning retail experience. Thanks to everyone concerned in the organisation of this race. Date of review: August 20, 2006
In short: A fairly flat race, good for a pb. In full: Overall a good race, made for pb as there are very few inclines and no hills.
Nice to have championchip so no rush to get over the line.
The only disadvantage is having to run along so many roads that were being used with a few drivers insisting on their right of way (but also many more patiently waiting for a gap) Date of review: August 20, 2006
In short: Overall good race. WIll do again. Sort out the water station though. It was useless. In full: Good race with PB potential. Couple of bumps at 7 and 8k on the bridges crossing the motorway below. Bottleneck at the finish was a problem but I was told it was because somebody had collapsed in the line. Can't blame the organisers for that!! It was blooming hot though. Could a cooler day be arranged next year please!! An earlier start than 10.30 for a race in August might not be a bad idea. Biggest problem was the water station. Wouldn't normally bother with water for a 10k but it was very hot. Picked up a cup off the table and it was empty. Found they were all like that and was then told to hold on while they pour me one! Complete farce!! That needs sorting for next year. Other people were complaining of the same afterwards. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Good flat race, nice finish and towel. In full: Problems at the finish, however well worth doing. A big field, 939 finishers, makes it a good race for every level. Will do it next year and i'm sure the slight problems will be sorted out. Date of review: August 24, 2005
In short: The finish and the weather weren't ideal, but generally a lovely race In full: The first half was very boring, but helpfully flat, and I loved the latter part of the course (my friend said she felt the hills helped break it up !), especially the 200 and 400m markers. It was bad having to wait so long for a drink after finishing, but I got a PB in spite of the heat and the late hills, and will definitely return. Date of review: August 23, 2005