In short: Really enjoyable morning jaunt round Stockport In full: With large portions through housing estates, it shouldn't be a particularly memorable race. But it was! One or two areas of improvement...number collection was a bit disorganised, and website directions from the M60 could have been clearer (like included the junction number) But those are minor gripes in a thoroughly enjoyable race. The atmosphere is excellent, the marshalls were amongst the best I have ever encountered - helped by the name on the fronts admittedly. Great t-shirt, which unusually for the "fuller-figured" me is actually big enough to wear! Well worth the trip up from Leicester,!
Thanks and well done to all involved with the organisation. Date of review: December 9, 2013
In short: Loved it. nice run, great marshalling, brilliant commentary In full: Well worth the journey from Yorkshire. Hills were challenging but manageable at a slower pace. Well organized with some great marshalling. Didn't mind the uneven downhill section... flying down there just made it more interesting :-)
Probably not a pb course for most but great for experience, Hill work, stamina etc...and for the magnificent stadium Date of review: December 9, 2013
In short: One of the best In full: Whilst not carping at the race which was brilliant I append a few observations: -the race numbers were a good idea as at every marshalling point you were cheerfully addressed by your name which was very uplifting. More race organisers should follow this practice! - the videos were hilarious.When can we expect the TV series? -I was not happy with the new off-road bit as I reiterate what a previous correspondant stated about slippiness and dodging the potholes. -Why was the arch removed prior to the back markers arriving in the stadium? -Good t-shirt! -I still noted , despite many warnings , that folk had earphones in.Are these runners loony especially with the traffic which was encountered on route.Do they realise that an accident to prejudice the future running of the event ??? -See you next year. Date of review: December 9, 2013
In short: Tough course, not sure about the off road tracks In full: The course was great until it went onto the off-road tracks uneven and slippery surfaces slowed me down considerably. I believe this is different to last year, so not too sure. 100% tarmaced is a little strong! Date of review: December 9, 2013
In short: Classic race! In full: Dreary estates, dodging the traffic, muddy farm tracks, the magnificent Woodbank Stadium and hot pot-ready Clubhouse. This race has got it all. But done with such good spirit. A classic race! Date of review: December 9, 2013
In short: I AM BACK In full: Two years out, (i wont go into why) great way to build up my confidence to run again. I last did this race in 2010 and the organisation is still second to none, the Marshal support was absolutely superb, an all round great day happy with my time, so on wards and upwards. I (hope) i am back.....Excellent Stockport harriers, be back next year. Date of review: December 9, 2013