In short: tight and twisty at start/finish but terrific event In full: I have done this one about 4-5 times (and I live in Bristol), good atmosphere/organisation/facilities. The goody bag is getting less and less and I was envious of the fun-run goody bag. The only snag is the twisty start and very narrow finish (2 runners wide!) Date of review: May 16, 2006
In short: Nice day out In full: A nice race , starting in historic Beverley, and going out over the Westwood through green fields. The last 4k is downhill and flat ...but the first 4 is undulating , so it balances out.The start is cramped and why do they have mile markers in a 10 KILOMETRE race? The marshalls are all runners and give great encouragement. Nice atmosphere all round. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Excellent Race and everybody makes non AC members very welcome! In full: 1000+ runners (including joggers and walkers too!) and finishing times between 30 - 70min plus, this is a great race if you have never run a 10k before. The race is very picturesque and takes you from the Beverley Minster towards and over the Westwood Pasture, taking in some testing hills, then moving across the country side to the outskirts of the village of Walkington and then back into Beverley Town Centre. The spectators are mainly based in and around Beverley town centre, close to the start and finish lines, but the race is well supported along its whole length – which is a tribute to the excellent organisation by Beverley Athletics Club and coverage the event receives in the local press. Personally, as a heavy footed trotter, it is not a course I will ever break my personal best on, but the amount of people who cheer you on in incentive enough to take part in the race year after year.
In short: One of my favourites In full: Lovely scenery. Very well organised. My third time running this race. Despite being not what I'd call a PB course I ran a PB and broke 40 minutes for the first time. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Enjoyable run, I would recommend it for beginners. Not for racers though as the start is too crowded and narrow and the course too undulating. V.fast last mile though if you have anything left in the tank. In full: A generally well organised event, loved the scenery and the freindly atmosphere. The start line could be organised better though....there was too many ipod wearing fun runners at the front that then held the more serious runners up in the very narrow streets. The race organisors could maybe place time zones on the minster railings. They ask for your finish time on the entry form but then do nothing with this info....what about issueing the sub 40min runners with the first or different coloured numbers. Thanks for the nice cap ....it was a nice change from the usual t-shirt/medal. Date of review: May 15, 2006
In short: Nice course, lovely scenery, perfect weather In full: Really enjoyed this race - the route was a good one, plenty to keep you interested, a bit of undulation - and the most fabulous last couple of (down hill) miles!
I also set a PB, despite (or perhaps because of) the slow start - if I did this race again I would definately try and get closer to the front, it took me at least a mile to get into some clear running.
loved the finish down the high street - although it's a while since I've been to Beverley, and I thought the finish was coming up a bit earlier than it did, so I kicked for home a little prematurely - still, you live and learn!
And the weather - I know you can't predict it, but what meant for a cold, wet day at the horse races on the Saturday made perfect running weather on Sunday!
All in all. Brilliant. Date of review: May 15, 2006