In short: My first time and I enjoyed it and well organised. There are very few local races near to where I live so this one was welcomed with open arms.I would definately do it again. Date of review: December 9, 2007
In short: An improved flat course In full: They changed the direction of the laps this year, and the start is better. It's always fun to finish with a lep on the track. Some very slippery bits. This is not a beautiful course, but it's flat and functional in spite of a few sharp bends. Date of review: December 9, 2007
In short: 2nd year - will return In full: Good organisation-marshalls friendly and helpful, maybe because I was at the back of the pack. Have run this route many times before. Results, refreshments, etc. first class - small numbers but friendly. Good training for 5 miles. Date of review: December 13, 2006
In short: Very well organised by Fiona; pity about the some other race officials In full: First of all well done Fiona. I didn't know you before the race and we haven't spoken to each other either, but as soon as I entered the pavillion where all the runners got ready, I noticed a very energetic lady and I heard them calling you Fiona. So I thought it was you. I love to see people so passionate about something and this spark certainly gave me a positive kick before the race.
It is only a pity that the marshalls, though friendly, always only cheered on their own team mates from ESM. I would have found it encouraging if some of them would have also cheered for other people. Maybe they did, but I didn't notice.
As for the results: It was my second race ever and I didn't know how fast we could have the official results. So I went to the gentleman at the entrance of the pavillion and asked if he could tell me my official time. Still a bit tired by the effort I didn't get my number right and so he couldn't find me. While I was still standing there, he said to a lady rater bruskly "Make sure that these people don't come and speak to me all the time." Well, I acknowledge that he was busy typing in the results, but that is no reason to be so unfriendly. The next time he maybe should go and sit in the office, somewhere were people don't talk to him. Date of review: December 12, 2006
In short: Wonderful race for all abilities In full: This is a very small intimate race. Very well organised with excellent marshals full of enthusiasm and encouragement. The goody bag at then end was great and finally the weather was superb. Date of review: December 12, 2006