In short: nice run. cheap medal though.lots of people and well organised.not sure why being sponsered by a fish and chip shop to raise money for a cardiac unit made any sense though. Date of review: April 12, 2010
In short: All sorts of runners having a fun morning out for a good cause! In full: From the group warm-up onwards, it was clear this was going to be a fun race! Great atmosphere amongst the crowd, which varied from the serious "under 40mins" group to the "longer than 1 hour" fun runners at the back of the starting road.
Running on a mixture of closed main roads, quiet suburban roads and wide pavements, this was as good as you'll get in an urban area. The hill at 5KM was gentle, but, err, awkward! But a flat run last couple of KM to the finish with some great crowd encouragement in the last few metres, even for the back markers!
One I'll go back for next year with its atmosphere and great cause (all money to the hospital fund raising). Date of review: April 12, 2010
In short: brillant especially ifits your first 10kn In full: This was my first 10k race and really enjoyed it. Managed to do course 7mins faster than i have run 10k in training so really pleased.Its well organised and everyone is friendly. It has a few sneaky hills which spice things up a bit. Def do it next yr Date of review: April 12, 2010
In short: Lovely morning out In full: A very organised and friendly little race, it's not often I find myself chatting to the deputy mayor in the queue for a pre-race cuppa! Hillier than I had anticipated during the first 5k but it made for an enjoyable challenge. Good support from the locals on the way round - apart from the numpties reversing their cars off their drives into the paths of runners or trying to edge out of side roads. Can't you wait 20 minutes or so to start your journey once we are all out of the way?! Nonetheless it was a super morning out in the sunshine and I managed a PB, happy days! Date of review: April 11, 2010
In short: A will organised race which despite being "towny" was actually quite a pleasant course. In full: Pleasantly surprised by this race, although the course was very much around the houses they were mainly wide, clear roads and not too twisty. Although undulating, nothing too severe - and what goes up must also come down... so quicker than I thought it would be. A fair level of support from the locals too even at the far flug points of the course. Finally, thanks to the organisers, I think they put on a good race today. Date of review: April 11, 2010