In short: Great value, but what's with the markers? In full: This is a great little course with very good PB potential and a good mix of fast and slow in the masses race. One gripe though - why does a 10k race have mile markers rather than km markers? I found that this made it difficult to pace myself during the run. It's just a small thing to change, but it would definitely encourage me to try again next time. Full marks for communication around the inevitable delay to the race due to the snow in December. Date of review: January 25, 2011
In short: Fast course - nice PB ta!! In full: Fast and flat (apart from one slight incline). Two laps but this does not detract from what is a good race. Splitting the elite from the rest of us was a good idea, especially when I saw who was lining up at the front of the non-elites. The track is quite narrow at some points but it was never crowded for me. There is an out and back bit which I normally do not like but quite enjoyed this one. Cheap medal at the finish is better than nothing. Chip timing would be nice as they added two seconds (big deal) to my time as they were writing numbers down as we crossed the line, but I guess not at this price.
Will do it again for another PB next year. Date of review: January 24, 2011
In short: Fast and friendly! In full: A fast out and back flat course. The elite race starting 45 minutes before 'the masses' was inspiring but there was brilliant motivating spirit amongst the other runners too. A lovely atmosphere and a great mix of abilities - very welcoming. Date of review: January 24, 2011
In short: Another well organised event, flat and fast. In full: Flat and fast 2 lap course with an out and back section, well organised. The path is quite narrow in places especially with dog walkers and runners heading in both directions but that shouldn't really be a problem should it?
Only personal let down for me was the complete lack of common sense from one runner on the out and back section. If you really want to stop and "high-five" power walkers who are being lapped then at least have the common sense and decency to get out of the way of quicker runners heading in the opposite direction. The guy in question looked like "a runner" and plenty old enough to know better. I guess one out of 600 - 800 isn't a bad ratio though!
Anyway, good job from the organisers and marshals again though and excellent value every year. Date of review: January 24, 2011
In short: Excellent PB race & great start to the running year In full: My first time in the Telford 10k. Excellently organised. Distance markers were very clear and very accurate. There were not many marshalls, so the race didn't have the same atmosphere as some other local runs, but other runners encouraged each other through the run, especially on the second lap as they passed the other way, which was great.
Overall a good run and a PB too, so very happy with the result. Would definately do it again. Date of review: January 24, 2011
In short: Relaxed atmosphere in scenic town park In full: My first 'official' 10k, it was due to run before Christmas but the weather put paid to that. Much better weather this time around, cold but dry and no ice. Seemed fairly informal which suited me and was a good intro to running in a large group. Note for next time; don't start at the back - the pathway is narrow in places making overtaking difficult, especially as the faster runners are streaming in the opposite direction. Thanks to Telford AC and Dave Mansbridge for a great event! Date of review: January 23, 2011