In short: The best 10k I have ever done. Thoroughly enjoyed it, I'll be back next year, hopefully the wind will be turned off then In full: This was by far the best ever 10k I have ever done. Fantastically organised, fab t-shirt and medal, packed goody bag, chip timing (including text message service), pancake flat course with excellent pb potential, bottled water on route, great atmosphere, catering facilities at race HQ and plenty of toilets....need I go on.
Not sure about earlier reviews about no water at the finish line as there were cups of water available as well as fruit.
Only negatives were lack of finish line/gantry (but probably couldn't be helped with the weather), but I assumed the finish was where the clock was. I had some issues with other runners tripping me by running too close to my heels in order to shelter from the wind(a big no no to me and very unsportsmanlike behaviour) and of course the weather but neither of these are the organisers fault and haven't put me off.
Well done to the organisers on putting on such a fantastic race, I will be back chasing a pb next year. Date of review: February 10, 2014
In short: One of my favourite races every year In full: I love this race - it just gets better every year (and bigger, but so far without losing its really friendly atmosphere). Yesterday the wind got in the way of a new PB but I still loved it - the Samba Band are particularly awesome; the marshals are amongst the best you'll ever see; water, fruit galore at the end; top medal too! Date of review: February 10, 2014
In short: Right up there in terms of being the UKs bext 10K In full: Great organisation, great marshals, great atmosphere, great bands, great medal, great good bag, just a great event Date of review: February 10, 2014
In short: Another fantastic event and excellent organisation In full: This is my third Mad Dog and it won't be my last. The whole event from start to finish is excellent. Through emails and Facebook our 'pack' leader Adrian keeps in touch and there is a great rapport with other other runners on Facebook before the day. This year we had the added bonus of the wind which was breath taking on the first 5k and very helpful on the back 5k. You would be Mad if you didn't enter this 10k - great fun, great organisation from all the volunteers and great goody bag - not forgetting the fab t shirt. See you next year Date of review: February 10, 2014
In short: Excellently organized year on year and a top flat 10k with great support. In full: Always an excellent run and well organized.a top quality t-shirt and medal every year and a great goody bag.Full facility in a school prior to start and finish including changing rooms,toilets, massages,bag storage and shelter from the weather. Date of review: February 10, 2014
In short: Love it !! In full: My first Mad Dog but won't be my last.. Fantastic pre race organisation and wonderful marshals on th course. Loved the bands and the park and ride worked brilliantly.. The first 5k was hellish but only because of the wind and even the mighty Adrian can't sort that out!! My first race back after injury and I loved it.. Thank you .. See you next year ( promise I'll be quicker!) Date of review: February 9, 2014