In full: Great race. Every runner must do this race at least once. Very fast course. I smashed my 10k Time by two and a half minutes. Very well organised would definetly do it again Date of review: May 8, 2011
In full: where to start. Ran a pb that was 40.19 / 20 but a tale to tell. Organisation excellent and a high turnout helped create a great atmosphere. A chip on the number what could possibly go wrong. Started,got moving then a large person appeared tumbling. He grabbed another runner and pulled him over and grabbed me and ripped my vest and my number clean off.Regained my footing and got a pb. Gutted my chip had gone. Felt really strong last 400 and could have sprinted a few more seconds off. Definately recommend this race. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Definite PB potential, well organised In full: PB potential, great organisation, I did not mind the scant goody bag as the price reflected that. Got a PB and will definitely be back, as it is nice to run on a fairly flat traffic free surface. The only downside was the scenery, as an F1 fan I thought I would be interested for longer, but I guess when you are not there for F1 it is just a track to run on. Date of review: May 7, 2011
In short: A course that is designed for speed In full: Easy to park. Signing up on the evening was straightforward. The course is ideal for a PB attempt. There isn't too much congestion at the start and it's relatively flat all round and of course traffic free. Date of review: May 6, 2011
In short: Definitel PB potential In full: Very good organisation from arriving in the car park to the finish – it made the half-marathon at the same venue look like a shambles.
OK, the track itself isn’t all that exciting, but does it really matter when you’ve got a flat, fast traffic free course?
Quite rightly this race attracts a very big field of all abilities, and has definite PB potential – you just seem to be swept along.
As for the water bottle, I thought it was a really nice touch. In previous years there has been no memento at all, so to provide that plus chip timing all for a tenner (on the day) seems like really good value for money to me. Plus, the water bottle is much more use to me than the usual extra-large t-shirt that ends up at the charity shop, or a medal which ends up in a box in the garage.