In short: A quick, friendly race, ideal for my first 10k and very well organised. In full: Although the only pretty scenery was at the half way point at Kirkstall Abbey, the atmosphere of this race still made it well worth it. Everywhere everyone was smiling and laughing, and the stewards were great. Definitely a good one regardless of experience or ability. Date of review: December 10, 2007
In short: Thank God they ditched the bright orange t shirts but shame ditched medals too :-( In full: Not cheap to enter and took 7 mins to get over start line(!) but the new start was a big improvement. Shame not to go through the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey anymore but understandable with the amount of runners this race attracts. Wish more races would adopt the championchip Date of review: December 4, 2007
In short: Great race but t-shirt not as good as previous years! In full: I have to say I found it very hard this year but that was down to lack of training! The start was much better from the headrow and even then it still took ten minutes to get through the start. Loads of support thoguh even for us stragglers at the back. The t-shirt was not as good as previous years. Less sponsors this year so maybe thats why. Very enjoyable once I'd finished but really hard work doing it! Date of review: November 29, 2007
In short: good overall race!!! In full: i thought that the start of the race was a bit crammed together, it took a bit of time to get past everyone, not too good if your wanting a pb, at the start!!. it was a nice easy run, with everyone running at a fairly fast pace.
overall no complaints, an energy bar at the end would have been good though.
i still got a a pb though!! Date of review: November 28, 2007