In short: Always a favourite! In full: I will keep coming back and doing this race as it is great and one of my favourites. In particular the baggage organisation at the end was superb.
I however seem to be in the minority of not liking some of the course changes. I didn't like the second offroad bit - particularly the latter part where the track was very potholed and I found it difficult to maintain my pace. It wouldn't stop me coming back though. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Great commitment from all concerned makes this a brilliant race. In full: The club organisers and marshals make this race what it is, they just do not stop. From Delia and Marco dishing out the hot pot and tea to Tom Potson announcing every runner from first to last as they ran into the stadium, they make a rather humdrum course through a housing estate, main road, farmyard and park a race to remember. The finish gantry didn't blow down and there was no delay handing out numbers :)
In short: A pleasure to run In full: Everything is good about this race. Organization smooth and thoughtfully planned, marshalls plentiful and extremely supportive despite standing around for hours, facilities good, course fast - a good out and back route with a couple of hills thrown in - well marked at each mile. Great feel good factor in the true spirit of running. Thank you very much to everyone involved. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: amazing In full: Fantastic race, great support, varied terrain to make it interesting. Shame about the grumpy first man over the line, definitely not in the spirit of sport, running and the Stockport 10. Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Great race as ever In full: New course is an improvement, remaining quirky as ever but with less main road and extra farm yards! As usual, organisation, marshalling, commentating, welcome, and especially atmosphere were just brilliant. A race with a sense of humour! Date of review: December 8, 2013
In short: Challenging race with great atmosphere and organisation In full: The atmosphere and organisation was great, marshals were really encouraging and having names on your numbers means you get cheered all the way around! Number collection and bag drop were very efficient. The only minor issue I had was having the water in cups - difficult to drink while moving and caused a bit of chaos at the stations with people suddenly stopping! The goody bag was appreciated, especially the technical top. I rated beginner friendliness as 60% because its quite a tough course for a first timer and everyone seemed to be of a fairly good standard. I'd guess there were not many people running much slower than about 10 min/mile. Overall, am looking forward to next year! Date of review: December 8, 2013