In full: Just as hot as last year which wasn't pleasant. Good organisation , well supported & Marshalled.Will do again next year & hope for cooler conditions. Good race well done Chris. Date of review: July 6, 2011
In short: Once again brilliant race-one to do for all those looking for a pb! In full: Great 10k road race: fast, flat with lovely atmosphere and faultless organisation. Finish is on school playing field with school fete to keep family entertained. Once again hot but early start meant it wasn't too bad. Well done organisers, volunteers and supportive crowd. See you all next year. Date of review: June 29, 2011
In short: Friendly family race In full: The Good: the concurrent school fayre makes this a great event for those with kids, pareticularly those young enough for the min-races complete with medal! Great family atmosphere and good value for the medal and refreshments at the end. enthusiastic marshalls and locals help make it a pleasant day out.
The could do better: So man on-line entries that registration was getting a little overwhelmed. the managed ok but maybe post out numbers next year? The start was a bit chaotic due to the need to keep people of the roadway until start time... and a lot of folk taking no notice of the organisers trying to sort this out. a louder loud hailer needed to sort the chaos.... and ther Mayor needs to give it some welly with that bell! Date of review: July 4, 2010
In short: Charming race, just too hot for running! In full: A lovely event but the heat spolit any chances of a PB for me! Great to have the school fete as entertainment for any supporters and a lovely yoghurt and banana break to finish with....medal too......thanks to the organisers and marshals. Date of review: July 4, 2010
In short: Hot hot hot! In full: Hot but obviously not the organiser's fault! Entered the old fashioned way by post and received number and pre-race guidance in good time. Stuck to advice by parking on Crown Street car park in good time with no problems. Easy walk to the start and race HQ. The start was crowded but didn't notice any particular problems but then I always start at the back anyway. The course was flat although I have run on flatter ones such as the Salford 10k/Cleethorpes 10k/Birchwood 10k etc. so I wouldn't call it the flattest. Scenery wise it was ok, I've run a lot worse and two laps was helpful in the heat as I hadn't run it before. Marshalling was good and enthusiastic and drinks were ok, not that I usually bother on 10k's. Finish was ok, enjoyed the yoghurt in the shade of a tree. All in all nothing to complain about for this 55 minute runner, highly satisfied in the difficult conditions. Thanks to the organisers. Date of review: June 28, 2010
In short: Registration poorly organised. start a shambles. Only 1 drink station on a very hot day. if it had been at 3k/8k instead of start/5k you would have passed it twice. Date of review: June 28, 2010