In short: Very well organised, good route. In full: This was my second time and thought the race was even better than last year. Ran a PB which I wasn't expecting to as training hadn't gone that well. The route was really good slightly easier than last year I thought, zig zagging round the mermorial park was a bit tedious but we had been warned. The hill on Asthill Grove seperated the men from the boys. Missed the malt loaf in the goody bag (the twix was gobbled up by my children - they don't like malt loaf). Overall really enjoyed the day well done to the organisers - I will be back next year. Date of review: October 24, 2006
In short: Great marshalls and support en route and managed a PB. I'll be back next year. In full: Great atmosphere and organisation, love the fitted womens T shirt, medal and Twix in the goody bag! Recommend Kakooti Italian restaurant, Spon Street, for night before pasta. Picky things - first visit to Coventry and had trouble finding chip pick up point. Seemed a lack of first aiders in some isolated parts of last 3 miles - saw injured/sick guy supported by another runner here. But loved it and will be back next year. Date of review: October 24, 2006
In short: Much better course this year, well organised In full: The organisers have taken on board last year's comments and made this a much better race. The route was great if challenging, especially the never ending Memorial Park stretch, and the finishing process worked like clockwork. Well done to all. Date of review: October 23, 2006
In short: Amazing Organisation In full: Brilliant event - did it as my first big event after a few local 5 milers - difference was mind blowing. Thanks to whoever held off the rain for the race - cheers! Shut down the ring road (great) and made all the route pleasurable. Thanks to the cheerleaders who got up to provide us with some eye candy at just over halfway. Good to have a clock at halfway so you could judge your efforts and pace accordingly. Can the organisation make sure the mile markers are put up at least 6ft in the air on a pole please? It's hard to spot 1 marker on the ground when you've got several hundred people around you, much easier if it's higher up. The memorial park route was tortuous but if that's the price we have to pay for that course so be it. Amazing atmosphere and proves that the Council can really do great things when they have someone who knows what they're doing in charge. Well done helen kelly and her team Date of review: October 23, 2006
In short: Much improved course and a PB! In full: Course was so much more interesting than last year, plenty of scenic parkland. Lots of support on the way round, quite a challenging course though, brilliant organised, well done Helen Kelly and team.
Would seem the road closures are annoying the locals - saw some idiot trying to drive his 4x4 through some cones and almost taking a marshall with him. Date of review: October 23, 2006
In short: Nothing to fault, hope it continues to get bigger in the future In full: Forgot how many hills there are within the city, great support from the locals running through the houses and the university. Brillent marshalling, never seen so many out and the drinks stations were great. Nothing to fault. Date of review: October 23, 2006
In short: Good Race, Much improved from last year In full: A better route than last year, Some short but steepish climbs, great view of the race from the top of Kenilworth road. Switchbacks towards the end seemed to slow thing sup a bit though Well organised, slightly irritating having to collect timing chips. Great support around the whole course, especially at the finish, Good race, well worth doing