In short: a great day In full: finishing the race with a new pb and a great atmosphere makes a day to remember.had no problems with loos or collecting my bag the young scouts were doing a good job considering how many bags were left.nice t shirt to take home, will be back next year. Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: Great race for charity In full: Excellent support at startline, great atmosphere and superb crowd for the finishing sprint. Well organised, though big bottleneck at start and took a while to get moving. Great to run through the city centre, will be back next year. Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: My first ever race - loved every second - want to do it again!! In full: I had an absolute ball yesterday. The crowd were great as were the marshals shouting words of encouragement. The experience was quite surreal. Loved every second. Only thing i think didn't work was the gatorade in cups - no good when you want to keep running - bottles would be better. i also think walkers should start after the runners as i nearly tripped over a few walkers as i was trying to get past them. Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: A good fun run In full: A many others have pointed out this run was never going to be one to set a PB on, however I felt that Leeds City Council overlooked several things including toilets, baggage handling (45 minutes queuing is not inspiring) and the turn on Meanwood Road which was so narrow everyone I have spoken to came to a standstill going through it.
That aside the atmosphere was fantastic and it was excellent to see so many people hitting the streets of Leeds for such a good cause.
As someone else has also mentioned the route was over 10.25km not 10k - although perhaps for a fun run this is not so important?
I will probably do this race again to commemorate Jane's memory but and hope the organisation will be improved next year. Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: Proud to be part of the event In full: I wanted to do this run as my little tribute to Jane Tomlinson, an amazing human being. It feels like this race will become a major event, to match the likes of the GNR, but its early days and it needs a little fine tuning. its a good distance for beginners, and for crowds, there were a couple of bands on route and I think in future the pre and post race organisation will become smoother. but for atmosphere and emotion it is forming a fitting legacy, long may it continue Date of review: June 23, 2008