In short: Challenging race with great atmosphere and organisation In full: The atmosphere and organisation was great, marshals were really encouraging and having names on your numbers means you get cheered all the way around! Number collection and bag drop were very efficient. The only minor issue I had was having the water in cups - difficult to drink while moving and caused a bit of chaos at the stations with people suddenly stopping! The goody bag was appreciated, especially the technical top. I rated beginner friendliness as 60% because its quite a tough course for a first timer and everyone seemed to be of a fairly good standard. I'd guess there were not many people running much slower than about 10 min/mile. Overall, am looking forward to next year! Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Great atmosphere! In full: Great atmosphere created by friendly marshals and of course Tom Potson! Surprisingly scenic route with a few climbs, drops, twists and turns. Stadium start and finish and delicious Hot Pot! Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Getting better In full: Having had loads more training throughout the last year I am very happy with the time achieved. Brilliantly organised with vocal support from the marshals certainly helps. Overall....a great race and well worth it. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Another excellent goody bag In full: Every year they excel themselves! No other race is so much effort put in by the organisers. Marshalls again so supportive all round the course - thank you! The Goody Bag alone makes it all worthwhile. Like the new course. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Great fun - highly recommended In full: Thanks to all the marshals who shouted encouragement and to Tom Potson for his trout face name check. Quite liked the off road bit -ran nearly 5 minutes quicker than last year. Very well organised - thank you Stockport Harriers and Puma. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Best race of the year by far! In full: The Stockport 10 is my favourite race of the year - great atmosphere, support and fantastic goody bag, including long sleeved technical t-shirt! Will be back next year! Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: The best 10 miler just got better In full: New course this year, chopping out some of the main roads and adding more countryside. Maybe I'm just fitter than last year but the hills didn't seem as bad with the change in route on the Overdale Estate.
Well worth the trip - actually it's my local race! :-) Date of review: December 8, 2013