In short: PB Achieved on the flat route. In full: A good quick race made better by my PB. Things to improve are the start. Side street was too small main road would have been better. No drinks station. T-shirts are better given out at the end to keep runners warm. Overall its the flat track and fast time that appealed to me. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Definate PB potential...... In full: .....but I missed mine by an agonising 10 seconds.
Pretty well organised and simply followed the crowds to the start in the backstreet by the International Pool.
Best things: fast/flat course, chip timing, Kirkstall Abbey at half-way.
Things to improve for next year: water station on the course, better quality medal (although I suppose Help the Aged are wanting to maximise money for the charity rather than spend on good quality medals).
When all said and done a reasonably good event that I enjoyed. Will probably be back next year for another assault on my 10K PB. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Not a bad race In full: Took a friend who is relatively new to running and managed to help her shave 5 mins off her PB, well done to her! But was very disappointed that a) no medal for her and b) no official finishing time unless we paid £2. This is the first time that results haven't been available and I do hope it will be the last and that other organisers do not consider doing this! Date of review: December 16, 2004
In short: Flat, fast, fun but expensive. In full: This is a good event. The inexperienced are rewarded with a good atmosphere and a gentle introduction to racing. There is however genuine PB potential in a flat course, a well managed and chip timed race.
The entry fee is relatively high and this years results service has become a legendary shambles. Despite that I will strongly consider coming back next year. Date of review: December 7, 2004