In short: Some quibbles but overall good. In full: There werent near enough toilets for the ladies. I dont mind a bit of a q but I started queueing at 10am and got to the start just in time with people still waiting for the loo. And the traffic on the hill was worrying, coming dangerously close at speed, though I think only runners nearer the back would have noticed, and I realise there's only so much you can do about impatient drivers. Still think we could have been a bit better protected but didnt look behind to see what was going on. Thanks to the 20 stone moron who suggested we go on a diet from his car which he could barely fit in to,who I gave the usual diplomatic response to. Hills challenging to say the least but not the worst Ive done. Good mix of runners of all abilities so not too threatening for a first timer. And I don't find the tshirt too unpleasant!! All in all not a bad way to spend a sunday morning. Date of review: November 21, 2006
In short: Enjoyed this, undulating hmmm? In full: Enjoyed the race, found the last undulation challenging. Will be back next year. Directions from the M1 need to be revamped for next year. Date of review: November 21, 2006
In short: Undulating - you mean steep then????? Brisk winter morning - steaming half way round! In full: Arrived an hour early as advised, had no problems parking at the leisure centre and weren't expecting a friendly car park marshall to help us find a parking spot! Lovely, friendly atmosphere. It was bitterly cold but the sun was shining which all added to the experience. Queue'd for the toilets but then found additional facilities in another building where we also found coffee to warm us up before the race!! Start was a bit confusing but didn't spoil the experience. Steep hills were v.v.v.v.v.v.v.v.v. challenging (well they were for me!), especially the last two in the last two miles - thanks to the chap who tried hard to motivate me up the last 1/4 mile - much appreciated. The hills were compensated by the long straight & downhill stretches which gave some welcome relief on the old ticker. Excellently marshalled - god knows why someone complained about the lack of marshalling on an earlier review - they must have run round the course with their eyes glued together!!
I didn't expect the local support on the route, it brought a smile to our faces (hubby & I) and some much needed motivation to push ourselves to the finish!!
Weren't expecting a t-shirt - wore it with pride all the way home, especially when shovelling the KFC fully-loaded down our necks at the service station.
Will definitely do the race again next year - well done to the organisers!! Date of review: November 20, 2006
In short: above average 10k In full: plenty of street parking not a problem.toilets need couple of porta loos.start very good. big blow of whistle im sure everybody heard.course apart from the coking plant smell the rest of the run was mainley country side roads.3 good hills the one between 4&5 miles the best it is about 3 quarter mile long and really test your wil power.well organized very good run .PS.see u next year. Date of review: November 20, 2006
In short: Really nice course and a very friendly event In full: The weather was ideal and the overall organisation was fine but the toilet facilities were less than ideal for the blokes and dire for females I understand.... Date of review: November 19, 2006