In short: Challenging but enjoyable. In full: I can understand the slight misgivings about the loos and the finish (some people like a banner!) but overall a very good race. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Enjoyed every minute of it! In full: A smallish event with around 700-800 runners. A couple of steepish inclines, but thats offset by some long descents and some long flat sections.
There were queues for the toilets but no worse than any race I have previously run, and at least there were showers and changing rooms.
The only gripes for me would be the finish. There didn't seem to be a line you crossed, you just seemed to run into the back of a queue of people. Then you had to go looking for someone to get a t-shirt off.
But that really is a minor moan for what is a good day out. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Need to get start more orgainised. Increased toilet facilities are an absolute neccessity!! In full: The route presents a challenge for the beginer. A great feeling of achievement when completed! Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: well worth running, good value and the few climbs are nothing to be concerned about.. In full: The only downside are the start and finish areas, sort these out and it could bring the race up another level... Decent running surface, decent T-shirt and excellent running weather.Well done B.A.C. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: A very average race, with no redeeming features, poor organisation In full: A poor area to start and finish from, not much organisation and few signs directing you, start too tight and finish even tighter ! no where for spectators to watch finish properly. Of all races this year this is probably the most disliked. Saying that once your out of the town countryside isn't bad ! Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: good reasonably challenging course. Start too chaotic and narrow. No water at end In full: Good mix of moderate inclines and faster downhill and flat stretches. Start way too chaotic for this number of runners, due to parked cars narrowing the roads on the first 1km. Also age old problem of slower runners positioning themselves to near to the front of the field. Approx. time markers at start would be a good idea for this race. Water would have been welcome at end. Hot showers would also have being welcome, particularly as the entry fee i think was going into the school coffers. But overall enjoyable course, and good value at £5. Date of review: November 21, 2004
In short: WHY HAVE MILE MARKERS ON A 10K PB COURSE? I NEED MARKERS EVERY 1000M TO KEEP TRACK OF MY TIME. MIISED THE 2 MILE ALTOGETHER SO IT FELT A HELL OF A LONG WAY TO MILE 3. Date of review: November 17, 2004