In short: An event of two halves In full: The good: Lightning fast, well-marshalled course. With good conditions, this has to be one of the best chances of a PB.
The bad: The results are wrong. Times appear to be 13-14 sec faster than were run on the day. Furthermore, the race does not have a UKA licence, so even if you run a PB, your time will not appear on Power of Ten.
The ugly: Despite the race being one of the more expensive 10k races around the goody-bag was very poor, no race t-shirt and (a personal gripe) there were no prizes for vets. Date of review: March 19, 2011
In short: 2011 results update In full: After an earlier gripe about the poor results for Fradley 10k 2011, looks like they're there now with all the proper info, but seems their clock is racing too! At 10 secs faster than my own watch stated, I'm not going to complain this time around! Date of review: March 17, 2011
In short: great course, some detail failings In full: first the moans; start delayed 15 min without any explanation; goody bag is a bottle of water and a medal plus a banana from a box; only one very muddy exit from car park; expensive. Plus points; good atmosphere and great course. Date of review: March 16, 2011
In short: Nice course....shame about the results In full: Can't fault this course, if you're after a fast time, if you don't get it here you won't get it anywhere! Fradley folks very encouraging...a 2 lap course is great for spectators. I have a beef about the results though...what's the point of all the sophisticated technology, if the results don't list age categories & the names of the clubs runners belong to? KP Events need to pull their socks up a bit...runners expect what they pay for & I don't think they were getting it here. It's the only thing letting the race down. Date of review: March 14, 2011
In short: Fast, flat, enjoyable! In full: As others have said - great fast PB potential course! Car park a bit of a disaster before and after event, but we stayed in the village hall for a while having cuppa and relaxing as the support during the race, and atmosphere afterwards were a really nice way to spend a Sunday morning. When is next years race? Date of review: March 14, 2011
In short: Fast and flat. In full: Only one problem with a scenic fast course like this.It attracted loads of good runners who kept overtaking me,the swines.Crowd were excellent though,thanks for the encouragement guys I was dieing out there.Bagged me pb and now have 2 weeks off work,happy days. Date of review: March 13, 2011