In full: A very well organised event which despite its relativity cheap entry fee tries to put on a big show and does. It's more undulating than you expect and it's gun to chip which is a little mystifying.. Overall for the money it's an excellent 10k . If it were proper chip timing it would be nigh on perfect. Also the banner at the finish needs to actually be over the finish and actually have a clearly defined start point with mat as mentioned. Date of review: October 26, 2014
In short: My local race, always do it In full: The race was marketed very efficiently this year which meant that it was a lot busier than in previous years and it took me a while to cross the line which was significant as there is only gun to chip timing. The organisers have said that they are looking into chip to chip timing for next year and I would suggest that they talk to Torbay AC about the Torbay Regatta 10k as I am pretty sure they had chip to chip timing yet only needed to close the road seconds before the runners started.
The route is a bit boring, two loops of Fleet, but there is a reasonable amount of support. I always do it as it is close to my house and there was a really good medal this year (MUCH better than the dreary Fleet half marathon 2014 medal). It is my PB course but I've been a bit slower the last couple of years. I'll be back next year. Date of review: October 26, 2014
In short: apologies from the race director In full: Thanks for your nice comments. We will try to keep improving our race next year. For those of you who stayed to the prize giving ceremony please accept our apologies for the delays in issuing the winners with their prizes. This was due to circumstances beyond our control, our chips timing company having suffered a software failure. Date of review: October 30, 2013
In short: Well organised race, good for a PB (in normal weather!) In full: The strong winds put paid to any chance of a PB for me this year, but the course definitely has potential. Having said that, it was more undulating than I expected, with the short sharp climbs at the end of the first lap and 200m from the finish being the worst parts. Marshalling was very good, and there was plenty of support in the town centre, a bit less on the more remote parts of the course. Date of review: October 29, 2013
In short: Nice course, good support definately worth the trip In full: Course is enjoyable and traffic free, fairly flat except for the end of lap one and the final finish. Marshaling was excellent, lots of encouragement. Only comment would be better signing for the badge collection point, start point and a shame its not chip timed at the start and finish...PB could have been 20 seconds faster :( Overall very good. Date of review: October 28, 2013
In short: Decent, traffic-free course with PB potential... In full: This was my first time out in this 10k and I wasn't disappointed.
I quite enjoyed the two laps (not something that I usually like), but the course was more undulating than I expected, with the latter 2k's (4/5 & 9/10) the toughest. It still has PB potential though (I was bang on mine today). Traffic/pavement-free running was another plus point, while easy parking and good marshalling topped things off nicely!
My only gripe was the lack of signage to race HQ. I was one of the early birds and, with the front of the Harlington Centre not being opened until well past 08:30, we were left scratching our heads as to where to go. Still, at least I'll know for next year! Date of review: October 27, 2013