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
In short: Nice run, shame about the t-shirt! In full: Enjoyable but quite tough course. It was a little chaotic at the start and the queue for the single ladies loo in the school was shockingly long. Once the running started, and out of Royston it was a nice run on quiet country lanes. I would definitly do it again. The t-shirt (very strange shade of yellow) is not really my bag - but that's just my opinion, sorry! Date of review: November 19, 2006
In short: Thanks for the constructive feedback, folks In full: We feel it went better than last year but still need to iron out providing a clear starting noise (easily sorted) and a better finish area (less easy but we have some ideas).
Re. the comments of Wayne Heppenstall which were rather negative, we can't find his name on the race results anywhere. If he has been missed off we're sorry and would like him to get in touch so we can amend the situation.
Otherwise should we assume he did not run the race at all, or ran it under a different name? Date of review: November 26, 2005