In short: Great organisation. Great race. In full: This is the first time I have run this race and hopefully it will not be the last. Friendly, well organised and apart from the weather a really enjoyable morning. It was tricky where it was muddy but overall it was a course that was not too strenuous. The stewards were great and they gave the runners a lot support.A great tech t-shirt which is always a bonus.I will be coming back over the hill from Yorkshire next year to do it again. Thank you and well done Bolton. Date of review: April 22, 2012
In short: My first 5k race - I might come back :) In full: My 1st 5k race was a bit bonkers - but it was very friendly for this new runner. The hills were horrible, the mud was muddy, lovely stadium/track start and finish.
Boomerang was a quirky memento...would have really liked a proper chip time but for the 1st time racer, it didn't terrify me! Date of review: February 19, 2012
In full: This was my first 10K with chip timing. The course was quite twisty and undulating, but only a problem if you flew out too fast early on. I did, and struggled up the second hill in particular around Radcliffe Road.
I don't think the course is that difficult (I live locally), but it does require reasonable judgement of pace so it is a good test for a beginner, but not one to be fearful of. Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: August 13, 2011
In short: Plenty of hills In full: Done this race for last few years, this year there was a new course, although prefer the old course, this one seemed to go round in circles and up various tracks in the park. Not great for the time. Agree with comments about the end of the race, although would not let it put people off as the race has always been well organised in the past. Date of review: April 18, 2011
In short: Nice new course In full: Nice new course but as I ran around with the wife as support and finished near the end of the field I was annoyed there was no water left at the finish Date of review: April 18, 2011
In short: Good run, nice mixture of on road and off road running, a bit quiet, all was going great until the finish line and a bit of a free for all for the goodies, would of been better if you recieved a bag rather than rumaging through cardboard boxes Date of review: April 17, 2011