In short: An excellent race especially if you want a PB In full: Again a well organisied event, but on the 65th anniversary It was always going to be. Shame people were still arriving at 10:50 and expecting that not to cause a problem, but the organisers were kind and delayed the start 15mins, which given it was a pleasant day did cause any great issue with those of us who arrive on time. Then excellent running throughout flat fast course with only a slight breeze this year resulting in the national standard for 5 miles for the first time. What a wonderful momento too. Date of review: September 19, 2011
In short: Pan flat 5 miler offering excellent VFM In full: The start was a bit tight, but fine once we were off the track. The course is very flat with plenty of PB potential as long as it isn't too windy (it wasn't).
The 15 minute delay to the start didn't bother me. The venue, organisation and marshalls were excellent.
Good prize for the 65th aniversary of the race, not bad for a tenner. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Seen better organisation and Brewery comes to mind..... Poor alll round today... In full: Fora UKA Bronze event should be better - Delays in starting..... only 1 person on combined late entries / on line entries.
Mile markers well out of position
Total confusion in the finish funnels... will be amazed if get the right result......
Very poor effort for the 65th anniversry race Im sorry to say Date of review: September 18, 2011
In full: First time at this my most "Local" of 5 mile races,very well organised and friendly race,flat fast course with good PB potential (if the wind allows,it can be very breezy on this course),nice mix of abilites makes this an enjoyable all round event,the excellent organisation is the icing on the cake. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In full: no problems with parking, but we did get there early. Great facilities and at least those watching had somewhere to get a drink etc. I found the route fine it was my first time running this race, I would pay more for a chip for accurate timing but would do this race again Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Fast Five on a Good Course In full: A very good event as always, nearly a PB just the wind in the last mile, shame it always turns-up for this race! Will be back next year Date of review: September 21, 2010
In short: A good fast course for runners of all abilities In full: This is a popular event, & the breezy conditions seem to come out to greet us each year. Our newbe club folk really enjoyed the day which was good to see. My one point of note is for the organisers to please check the mile markers are in the right places. Running a pleasing sub thirty, I know that I didn't run mile differentials of a minute! Date of review: September 20, 2010