In short: Great race – well organised, lots of friendly people. The scenery is great if you like railway cuttings! The tracks are narrow on the out and back section but it seems to work OK. It was cold – I puffed like a steam train and trod in a horse poo! Date of review: December 19, 2007
In short: great race managed my pb In full: I found the start to crowded and in places there wasnt much room to overtake.great medal.Will definatly do this race again next year.Well organised race Date of review: December 17, 2007
In short: Start was very congested and the out and back caused problems overtaking slower people in front t In full: The actual course was fine no realy hills to worry about etc but the out and back caused problems with overtaking the slower runners who had obvisouly over calculated there finish times. Wasn't untill about the 3.5mile mark the field opened up for overtaking. after that it was fine and did a PB. would do it again but mat have to start further up to get past people in future. Date of review: December 17, 2007
In short: Enjoyable race with a fast course In full: Well organised race, with a fast course, although a bit tight on the paths towards the end when the feild was spread out. Would be so much better if the finish was in the grass arena area in the park, but I guess the course measurement dictates the syart and finish. Overall very good, and a nice medal at the end! Date of review: December 17, 2007
In short: Not Bad In full: First time at this event and found the start very congested with many runners again exagerating their pb times so much passing to be done on narrow paths. One small incline but nothing to worry about, course more for speed but mainly for the fast runners at the front. It was well organised though I guess, quite a dull course and not sure if I will be back next year. Date of review: December 16, 2007
In short: Fast flat 10k but rather dull course In full: It is a very flat 10 - just one very short incline which isnt going to make much difference to your speed. Its very crowded at the start and the paths narrow, but after about 1k people begin to spread out.
I found the course rather dull as 75% of the lap is a flat, straight line before going round a post and coming back the way you came. It can almost become demoralising at times.
I think its one of those courses that isnt the most enjoyable but designed purely for speed. Date of review: February 4, 2007
In short: Fast course with a few drawbacks In full: Nice fast course, although I think PB potential is a tad over-rated. Congested at the start, the mid field took a good mile to thin enough for overtaking. Paths a bit narrow, although if everyone keeps to the left that it is less of a problem. A bit slippery in places - thank goodness it wasn't icy this year! Plenty of parking space, the start was easy to get to. Handy arena/track for warming up, right next to the start. A bit cramped at the finish for spectators. Organisation and marshalling was good. Atmosphere OK. Date of review: December 21, 2006