In short: Oops In full: As always a fun challenging race. Some steep hills but balanced out with some downhill and straight road sections to increase the pace. My 3rd time and would of done a PB had it not been for a wrong turn with many other runners. Where was marshal?! Turned around when realised but was too late for some who carried on...
As a side note £15 feels a bit too much but then I suppose is comparable to other races. The lack of affiliated discount was disappointing.
Can the times be adjusted?! Date of review: April 15, 2012
In short: Loved it! In full: Great local race, heard that first 20 runners ran the wrong way and therefore the course was short for them, which is a real shame for both runners and organisers. My garmin measured 6.27miles so accurate for me. Pleased with my time of 45mins. Lovely scenic route, which I thought was well marshalled, lots of support throughout, weather perfect! Obviously have to mention the hills, they were a real pleasure - NOT!! Found Frenchay Hill the worst, was glad of the water at the top! Will definately be back next year £12 is a total bargain for this race! Great to have a chip timing aswell - really hope the results get published! Date of review: April 15, 2012
In full: I come back every year for this race and always enjoy the 3 mildly challenging gradients, wife did say that a number of runners had gone the wrong way and finished to soon, 6.26miles on Garmin for me. Look forward to next year! Date of review: April 15, 2012
In short: Oh dear... In full: Not sure what went wrong today but the first 20 finishers were sent in the wrong direction (no marshall?).Consequently there is confusion over wether results will stand. Good organisation at the start,smooth registration and good atmosphere.Lovely course,not too hilly (LIAR!!!).Will be back next year but please sort out the directions! Date of review: April 15, 2012
In short: How far is 10K? I think this was short In full: My race did not go well, it is a hilly course - and yet I was fast. Surprisingly fast. So surprisingly fast I do not think it was 10K long. Would be interested to hear what others thought. Do PBs and stuff count of the course is the wrong length? Date of review: April 15, 2012
In short: Hot and hilly but a great race In full: This is local for me so a laid back Sunday morning run. The 3 hills, enough has been said about them but Blackberry Hill at the very end is a killer. No amount of training prepares you for it, because feeling good at 9k and going downhill, you go faster and never have enough left! Watering station could have done to have been earlier, after the 2nd uphill at 6k was just too late on such a hot day. Good value event though and beers in the student union bar afterwards made it worthwhile Date of review: May 22, 2011
In short: More than one tough hill in this race!! In full: Excellent race, good organisation, and well supported. Not just Blackberry Hill at end to contend with, as there were a couple more tough hills en route. Overall very enjoyable, and would definitely do this again. Only slight drawback was the 'gun to chip' timing (why have starting mats?) Date of review: April 20, 2011
In short: Those hills!! In full: Scenery through Snuff Mills was gorgeous. The heat and the hills combined meant I had to walk the end of all the hills - so I'll be back next year to beat them! Was pleasantly surprised, when I got my race pack through, to find that it was chip timed. Organisation was generally good although I (generally) only saw every other kilometre marker (probably just me), and when I did see 2 consecutive markers they must have been out as according to my watch I did 1k in about 3 mins (I wish!) Makes a nice change to have a mug at the end. Date of review: April 18, 2011
In short: Road and woods, all good and plenty of neighbours giving encouragement. As everyone else said, you just dont have enough left for Blackberry hill as hard as you might try. In full: First Frenchay for me and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was a little too hot but hey, the organisers cant do anything about that! Well organised, friendly and chuffed to get a decent T shirt which also had my name on!! Simple things eh? Also, a mug was a nice change too. Very very close to a PB for me despite the hills and would deffo do it again, though am concentrating on halfs for the rest of the season. Well done Frenchay, a cracking day! Date of review: April 18, 2011