In short: My goodness this is fast - if you don't get a pb here you must be half asleep.... In full: ....or it's blowing a gale. Last night it was not, and I took 20 secs off my pb. Well one to the organisers for coping with the building works in the car park - I understand it got a little congested further back, but not worth cancelling the race for. Welome SIS refreshments and banana - thanks. Great social occaision too - I had to tear myself away from at least two friendsso that I could warm up. Thanks Gerry and co. Date of review: May 8, 2008
In short: A beltingly fast flat PB 5k! In full: Always a great test of pure speed, and general fitness. The first one of the year blows out some cobwebs for sure. You can get a bit of wind sometimes that can take the edge off your PB, otherwise its fast fast fast! And - congrats to the organisers for handling the disturbances as the Sports Centre is upgraded Date of review: May 7, 2008
In short: A great race for a first-timer, flat, quick and great scenery! In full: Despite being the last man across the finish line, I throughly enjoyed this race. It had a great atmosphere, and seemed to be populated by runners of all calibers. The organization was prompt, effective and friendly making my first-time nerves that little bit less.
Overall I had a great time, although I must do some speedwork before my next race! Date of review: August 9, 2007
In short: start a bit of a mess,couldnt hear starter and many others couldnt either until gun went off. In full: Apart from that fast and flat, slight headwind on way out which was nice as it was a very warm evening. Date of review: August 8, 2007
In short: Flat out and back course, fast but uninspiring and I HATE stadium circuits In full: Weather spot on, 450 entrants, practically flat course, no excuses not to achieve a PB....so why didn't I enjoy it more? Well, three circuits of the stadium interspersed with a towpath out and back with a sharp u-turn to make up the distance is not my favourite kind of run. I think with a bit more imagination ( Whale Island? Tipner?) this could be a fabulous race to do...this wasn't it! Lack of training and poor kit on my part didn't help ! Date of review: June 11, 2007