In short: Nice flat, scenic, good value race but a bit too repetitive In full: Nice and flat race throughout and a decent medal, t-shirt and bag at the end, but a few sharp turns on the course cost valuable seconds (most of them on muddy turns so didn't want to risk slipping over!) and the 4 laps round the field plus extra lap round the running track at the end didn't make for a very enjoyable race - there's something harsh about running through the finish line then having to run another lap to the end... it's psychologically evil!!
Overall the race wasn't too bad and measured about 10.13km so they've sorted the distance problems of previous years, but not sure about doing it again next year - the laps are too mentally punishing! Date of review: January 15, 2012
In short: local, inexpensive, flat and friendly In full: Makes a change from most races in the numerous laps format - liked the track finish. not really clear where start/finish lines were - my garmin had it 150 metres over 10k. Good atmosphere and facilities. Date of review: January 15, 2012
In short: Poor course set up with all corners being cut and multiple loops In full: Starting on running track there was no attempt to send runners round inside then outside of the track, rather to all go round different distances to overtake in outside lanes etc. The park was fine but as the number of cones were limited it appeared all runners were cutting the corners of the park particulerly at the top where significant distance was saved by some. Stewards on positions were encouraging and friendly but just needs a rethink in terms of the course. Stretching and use of the health club a good bonus and T-shirt and medal also good. Would have prefered a better medal however. Date of review: September 21, 2011