In short: A Must Do 10k race In full: You dont get many bigger fields for a 10k race unless you pay silly money for a "Premium" event. A cracking course, clockwork organisation, great atmosphere and good chance of a PB are enough to make this a excellent value and a Must Do race.
The two motorway bridges provide a real sting in the tail towards the end of an otherwise flat course, and the long finish straight lined with spectators encourages most runners into an exctiting sprint finish!
I always prefer a medal after a race, but even I have to admit to being pretty chuffed with the embroidered commemorative towel! This race isnt hugely popular without good reason.
In short: A good, fast course, shame i had too many beers the day before!1 In full: Definate PB potential but i didn't exactly prepare the best way! Only complaint would be the lack of portaloos, and the awkward security guards in the adjacent shopping centre stopping runners from using the toilets there. Date of review: August 26, 2008