In short: My first 10k and loved it! In full: Didn't know what to expect as this was my first race, but really enjoyed it. A big thanks to all the smiley marshalls who gave us bags of encouragement. Great T shirt....I might look like a proper runner now when I go out training. Only down side was the idiots who were walking back along the course as us slow newbies tried to run into the stadium and they wouldn't shift!
In short: A good race, no "real" hills although some sharp turns that slow you right down In full: I ran the Derbyshire 10K at the weekend and enjoyed it alot. A few nice straights where you can get your speed and pacing right up, although there are some nasty hair pin bends where you have to slow right down. No hills really, just a mild but wide hump back bridge. Mostly run through the centre of the city but you do finish the last 3K running by the river then into the Derby City Footbal Stadium. Date of review: April 21, 2009
In short: Excellent race In full: Ran it last year but not this year as I was supporting Mrs Diablo- it was her first 10K. Gave me a first chance to see a race from a spectator's point of view. This was an excellent course for supporters. Due to the loops of the course, we were able to watch the start, then run round to view at 6km and 7km before running back to the stadium to watch the finish. Excellent race for supporters. Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: Good event, very well organised In full: Large participation/crowd gives a good atmosphere for a 10K event. Stadium finish good in principal but not like running round a track due to the two sharp 90 degree bends forcing you to slow up and start sprinting again. Managed to run the 10K in under 45mins for the first time but a few of the moderate inclines were a struggle particulary the first coming off a 180degree bend. Starting bands and pen system worked very well (still witnessed a lot of people sneaking up the front who shouldn't have been there) Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: Overall a good race, although a few too many sharp twists & turns for anything really fast In full: Excellent crowds at the start and finish. Could do without a few of the hairpin bends! A good 10k for beginners. Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: loved its twists & turns In full: Very well organised. Great atmosphere and nice twisty town route - so different to these boring long stretch country lane races. The stadium finish gave me an additional boost to pass couple of runners:)My most fun race this year. Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: Slick, well organised & well supported. Twisty but quick course In full: Great organisation. The pen starts worked really well & it was great to get a tech t-shirt that's actually useful at the finish. Course rather twisty through the city, but ended up with a pb regardless. Fitted this in during a friends/family visit down from Edinburgh & thought it was well worth the effort. Great support out on the course too - thanks to all! Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: good atmosphere for a 10K In full: Worth the effort and well organised. It is good to have such a large 10K field, it has a marathon / half marathon feel. I think it is a good race for new runners. The course seemed fairly fast apart from the slight congestion at the start and the hairpin bends. The section over the railway at 6 to 7 k was horrible, as was passing the footy stadium with 3k to go, but the mental torture is all part of the fun! Got a PB, my first sub 40min, so must be a good course, but apart from the city centre bit it is a bit bleak, sorry Derby! Nice t-shirt, run out of small when my other half finished, this is a shame (and she was nowhere near last). Well organised, will do again. Date of review: April 19, 2009