In short: Great atmosphere as ever. Start line organisation this year worked really well. The course seemed a little over 10k and some of the 1km signs were way out. Cost is getting a bit steep for a 10k though. But I'll be back! Date of review: April 21, 2008
In short: Better than previous years In full: This is my fourth time and although it was my slowest it was also my favorite (maybe something to do with not having done a race in some time?)
Anyway, thought the changes to the course were an improvement - the section in previous years through the park have been more picturesque but lets not forget also narrower, at times in previous years you were running in single file.
Also in previous years the water stations were a bit dodgy (always seemed to small) this year they were just right.
All in all well done to the organisers! Date of review: April 20, 2008
In short: A good city centre run, starting and finishing at Pride Park Stadium. Excellent organisation. Lots of marshalls and spectators for support. T-shirt was good. I'll be back next year. Date of review: April 20, 2008
In short: enjoyable race. In full: Love doing this race and finishing in pride park is special. I had a bit of a disastrous run today, but that was me not the course! It was definitely more hilly than last year and the scenery wasn't as good. Thought the T-Shirt was top notch, can actually use that one for training, so at least you get something good for your money! Highlight was high-fiving Rammie on the way into PPS!! Date of review: April 20, 2008
In short: Nice run in the morning,pity some of the scenic part removed In full: Very nice run out of pride park and through the center of Derby,pity you don't run through the recreation ground any more,which would add more scenery.Good finish indide Pride park stadium and lot of support around the course with friendly marshalls. See you next year. Date of review: April 20, 2008
In short: Great race, good course, very enjoyable....will be back. In full: Generally was really impressed with this race. Despite previous reviews, I actually quite liked the city-centre section as that went quite quick and other than a couple of bridges, the course was relatively flat. The finish into Pride Park is always something novel and different. £16 is expensive for a 10k but 2500 runners is a big field to organise through a citycentre I guess, and the Mizuno T-shirt is fantastic, better than most cheap T-shirts you get and archive away in a cupboard.......will be back in 2009. Date of review: April 20, 2008
In short: Overall good, could be improved In full: Good atmosphere, the warm-up session was fantastic. There was too much of the city centre with a lot of twists and turns, bring back the bit in the park next to the river! There were a few more hills than previously, but the spectators and marshalls were great and really kept you going. Shame there was no goody bag for the cost of the race (good quality T-shirts though!) Date of review: April 20, 2008