In full: My first 10k and I did it in under the time I was hoping for. Glad some of the experienced runners thought it was hilly, I was thinking maybe it was just because I've not done a real race before. Maybe I should try another? Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: Only my 2nd ever 10k race (or any other distance come to that!). The organisation seemed ok for a local even but the distance markers were in miles (in a 10k race?) and I didn't see many of them. The volunteers and marshalls were friendly. In full: I found it odd to have cars driving along the road whilst I was running. Great weather! Lots of hills - especially in the last few km .. and I ran out of steam and ended up walking a bit. Oops. Will know for the next time I do it though - because I will. Date of review: November 15, 2009
In full: I have just come back to running after some time off from an illness at the start of the year and this was my first race! More hills then I would of liked as i've not added to many in to my training yet, however a good race with a good mix of runners. I am gutted by my time - 14 mins over my PB however i've started the road to recovery. Please note anyone thinking of running this race it is hilly!! Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: first time ive run this course and really enjoyed it , even enjoyed the hills ran it in 47mins s In full: was a really good course had a bit ov everything thrown in, the hills were really testing, need to save some fuel in the tank for the last hill before the finish, the organisation was good the shower at the end was fantastic.will deffo for next year. Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: Glorious November weather and a challenging course. In full: This is the first attempt at my home town race and did a pleasing PB at 42:58. Good scenery/weather and encouraging marshalls made for a pleasant race. I reckon the hilly parts will have taken some beginers by surprise though. Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: challenging race, need to clever with your pacing In full: Too often in the past I've kept clear of hilly runs, so this was a real challenge. Went too quickly over the first 4 miles and just didn't leave enough for those hills. For the first time ever in a race I had to stop and walk a couple of times. Everything else about the run had a feel good factor about it. Good run to challenge youself. Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: Quite hilly for a flat race, but fun nevertheless In full: Checked the course before running and it seemed very flat, but there's definitely a few hills that ask a few questions, particularly the one at the end. No problems with organisation, and the weather was glorious for November.
Overall, a good race :) Date of review: November 15, 2009