In short: Good race marred by poor parking organisation and a rather crowded start In full: A decent flat 10k on quiet lanes, often "two lapers" are demoralising but this wasn't and it never seemed to feel like we were going around again! Good marshalls on the course, and it was well marked. BUT it sufferred from badly managed parking which made extracting the car afterwards challenging to say the least. In the middle ranks the start was a bit crowded and this didnt really sort itself out until nearly the 1km marker. Grass Roots organise other excellent races - I felt this one fell a bit short of that accolade Date of review: November 22, 2009
In short: Good Sunday Morning Run In full: Well organised/marshalled. Horrible windy conditions and so not quite PB this year. Quite cramed start but on the whole good local run. Well done to organisers. Date of review: November 22, 2009
In short: A Proper 10K In full: A great straight forward 10k. Flat, Fast and uncomplicated course and yet not boring. Great venue and parking no issue. Great location as quiet and wide roads. Marshalls were superb and gave the event a proper buzz. Swindon has been crying out for this for too long. Well done Steve and Julie! Date of review: November 26, 2008
In short: Flat course, good organisation, nice medal and JAFFA CAKES!!!!! In full: Big entry of local runners with a few missing aswell so it has potential to be bigger next year, good course, well organised by grassroots team. Good facilities with parking and toliets at Swindon Karting. Lots of marshalls - thanks to them for braving the cold weather. Good course, very flat but the cold weather/wind made it hard work. Only minor point was the small finish area/gantry. Nice Jelly Babies and Jaffa Cakes. Looking forward to it next year. Date of review: November 24, 2008
In short: Very enjoyable race, will be back next year. In full: A well organised race with a very good turnout. I got a bit held up in the first Km but this might have helped as I normally set off too quick. The weather was n't great but at least the rain held off. A very good value race. I'll be back next year. Date of review: November 24, 2008
In short: Another one which I hope becomes a regular event. In full: Another excellent event from Steve Goulding and grass roots events. I hope this becomes a regular fixture on the running calendar, not least because it's on my doorstep!
Flat-ish course, however not easy to get a PB given the conditions but nothing the organisers can do about that.
Nice medal at the end, good value for money but I would say that because I got a spot prize!
Nice atmosphere, results available almost immediately and a friendly awards ceremony which included a raffle.
Great way to spend a wet and windy Sunday morning! Date of review: November 24, 2008