In short: PB and sub 40 to boot so can't complain In full: Let's be honest, this can never be described as one of the more scenic races in Yorkshire, Kirkstall Abbey apart. But if you want to do a PB then this has got to be the one. Changing the starting position has helped and I certainly didn't witness the congestion that people have complained about in the past. The one gripe is the results, which are not showing the names of their club for a lot of people. Why is that? Overall though, the race was well organised and marshalled and the atmosphere good so pretty happy. Date of review: November 26, 2007
In short: Ran a PB so good for me! In full: Not the most scenic, however the fast course does make up for it. Great atmosphere at the beginning and end - thanks to all the support! Date of review: November 26, 2007
In short: The course is as dull as dishwater, but it does have PB potential In full: Well organised event, but the only part of the course with any interest has now gone. A straight out and back along Kirkstall Road is not inspiring. With 2K to go you are left hoping for a "shout" at the fire station to break up the monotony. It won't be one of the first races to look for next year, but still might do it. Date of review: November 26, 2007
In short: What happened with the results? In full: To repeat what I said on the forum:
On the online entry form, there were fields for club name and corporate team. Plus a field to enter your employer's name (to do with charitable donations I believe).
I think that if you entered your employer details, it has put this into "corporate team" and wiped out club name. God knows how or why. Even the race winner appeared to have no club, but be running for the Post Office!
This is very annoying as we like to round up all our results for club night announcements. This year we had quite a few new members running in club vests for the first time, and it's hard to find their positions and times (and they don't get to see their result as a club runner - quite a buzz when you're new to it).
And at least one of our runners is entirely absent from the results - and he ran a PB!
In short: A really good, well organised event. In full: A there and back run. Although there were over 65oo taking part there was little or no conjestion. A well organised event. Tee shirts as prizes at the end were good, although I'm a medal man myself. Knocked a few seconds off my PB so the course was fast as predicted though there were some steady climbs. Really enjoyed the day, thank you Leeds. Date of review: November 25, 2007
In short: Help The Aged - Kill the Planet In full: well not quite, but 9:30 start on a sunday hardly encourages the use of Metro public transport although credit to National Express for having early services. Overall it was well organised and I don't mind paying over the odds for charity. Date of review: November 25, 2007