In short: Flat, Fast! In full: As a regular runner of this race, me and my husband also take part in the duathlon beforehand and add this on for endurance training. As usual, the organisation was good, yes it was a shame about the medals but these things happen. Not sure why the GIANT COLA BOTTLES were plugged so well, they were ok. Please get rid of the GIANT STRAWBERRYS they were far too tough to chew!! See you again DB Max. Ps, missed the giant dog this year! Date of review: March 4, 2011
In short: Pre-race organization quite poor. In full: On the day, the organization was good. The race briefing was exceptionally clear, however, there seem to have been big omissions pre-race. 1: The race was not licensed with UK Athletics so UK Athletics/power of 10/runbritain do not recognize it. 2: I know many runners were disapointed that the promised medals didn't materialize. 3: The organizers can't even decide what the race is called, sometimes, Chilly 10k other times Polar 10k and other varaiations. Much of the race technology was very good, with real time results, lap splits, individual printouts. In general, a good event but which could easily have been so much better. Date of review: March 2, 2011
In short: PB potential In full: Not the most picturesque course, but I didn't expect it to be. It was great fun running on a race course, achieved a pb - it was flat and fast. Quite challenging as you can see right round the course!
My only gripe was - where were the medals? Date of review: February 27, 2011
In short: I was told not to go too quick on the first lap and did I listen...no! In full: It certainly lived up to it's name but it was great fun, my first race of the season and got a better time than I expected. I'll be back for the rest of the races this year. Date of review: February 27, 2011
In short: A well organised 10k...with sweets at the end! Shame about the wind and rain! In full: A great race...shame about the weather, which I'll obviously blame for my time:)
Everything was very well organised. The pack was easy to collect, only a small wait for the toilet and a flat 10k. The wind did hit us as we went around the course...but it could have been worse...the hail could have hit too!
In ref to the medal situation as mentioned by the previous review...we were sent an email to say that the medals were to be sent by post because of a supplier cock up or something like that.
In short: Well organised 10k. Shame you cant organise the weather In full: Everything ran smoothly from the moment we arrived in the car park. Well signed areas, quick registration, areas to keep warm & dry. Then a quick briefing before setting off. The wind and drizzle did seem to be attacking us down the last section of the circuit. Services provided afterwards were excellent. Staff were very helpfull. A good outing for only my second run. Date of review: November 25, 2010