In short: Lovely course on the only day of sun this summer. In full: I want to say well done to the race organisers on this one. Good marshalling, water stations and crowds. One of those races where everything is so smooth you don't even notice the organisation, exactly as it should be. Cakes available for spectators and a cricket pitch for my daughter to run around on. Fantastic. As for the race itself, tight pack to start with but it soon broke up. Good scenery for a road race and mildly challenging. £13 for organisation and a good technical t-shirt. Bargain. Date of review: July 16, 2012
In short: Not as hilly as expected, but a couple of long drags! In full: First time running Eccup 10 today. Fantastic organisation, a testing undulating course but nothing to worry about. Beautiful around the reservoir and fantastic quality shirts awarded at the end (proper breathable running shirts as opposed to the norm). A highly recommended race, see you next year! Date of review: July 15, 2012
In short: round the reservoir on a sunny Sunday morning - what's not to like? In full: A superbly organised race. Rather congested at the start, but nothing could be done about that, it soon thinned out. Lovely route, plentiful undulations, and great marshals. My second time, and will be back. Traffic free, which made it a pleasure. The section around the reservoir was really lovely. Date of review: July 15, 2012
In short: Superb race! In full: A real gem of a race this. My first time today, and gutted I've never done it before really! Quite a challenging route with a few climbs - nothing too bad, but quite a few longish drags - particularly miles 6 to 8.5 from memory (or was I just knackered by then?!?) But race organisation was impecable - no traffic (from what I can remember), loads of marshals, 3 water stations, a very nice technical T-Shirt, plentiful parking etc etc.
Top marks to all concerned - you did a great job, thank you. Date of review: July 15, 2012
In short: Scenic & hilly, fantastic organisation In full: Plenty of parking, cheery marshalls, water stations and a testing course set around Eccup reservoir. All that hill training came in very handy! Very well organised, nice finish area with another drinks station and a paperweight memento for all finishers - different to the usual medal/t-shirt. Will definately be back next year Date of review: July 11, 2011
In short: Harder than it looks! In full: I can't understand why this course seems so challenging. There are a fair few inclines on the route but they are not particularly steep or lengthy, yet having completed this race twice, I have found it tough on both occasions and run hillier 10 milers far quicker. That said: It's a lovely scenic route, supportive marshalling, enough water stations and a great atmosphere at the finish. Many thanks to the Abbey Runners. Date of review: July 11, 2011