In short: Worth a go. In full: A good challenging course, some nice uphill stretches and some very welcome downhill. Very little traffic to bother you. Just missing a few additional loo's at the start as the queues were pretty big, and finishing on tarmac would be nice rather than the 100yd mud dash, and I'm glad we run races for the enjoyment, as the Tshirt design was a shocker. Its a local race so i'll be back to do it next year. Date of review: November 16, 2009
In short: Tough yet enjoyable... In full: Tough yet enjoyable course, I really enjoyed the undulations and hills (although the hill near the end was a real killer). The race had a really friendly feel, and the marshals were very cheerful and supportive. Although the crowds were sparse the ones that were there were encouraging the runners.
The t-shirt may not of been the best I’ve received but I didn’t run the race for the t-shirt so I’m not too fussed. Would I run it again next year..? Not sure, I enjoyed the course but if I’m hunting for a PB next November then this is NOT the course to run. That said, I am very pleased that I ran the race.
In short: Glad I did it In full: Only my second 10k run, the first being a Cancer Research big fundraising one early this year. This was much more for 'real' runners than me. But I didn't come last, and it gave my incentive to go faster.
Taking just over an hour in the last race I did was perfectly respectable, but here I was right near the back on an hour and 4 mins. It does make me want to get inside the hour mark more though, so it was a good thing to do.
Everyone was very friendly - not as intimidating as it could have been! Date of review: November 16, 2009
In short: Well worth it In full: Quick course but with a few killer hills (one from 4 miles to 5 miles) Finish funnel not exactly where you think it'll be Would prefer km markers rather than mile markers especially for a 10km race Date of review: November 16, 2009
In short: A cracking 10k In full: Nice race this one ran on mainly quiet rural roads. Well marshalled, well organised, lovely weather (as always), chip timing - and cheap too. Bit of a tough finish but you can't run a race in Barnsley without hills! Well done to all involved. Date of review: November 15, 2009