In short: Great way to spend Sunday morning In full: Very well organised, great marshalls. Really muddy, lots of water, good selection of obstacles. Overall very enjoyable - the best race I've done for a long time and I wish there were more around like this one. Date of review: March 1, 2011
In short: Wet, Muddy but a great way to spend a Sunday morning! In full: First time I had done anything like this but enjoyed the whole thing. Congestion at the first few obstacles but I guess that is to be expected at events like this. Overall really enjoyable and well organised event a must for next year Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Brilliant fun,very muddy, very wet, very hilly. Fantastic course & marshalls were excellent, very encouraging all the way round. In full: Very special race, something different from the normal 10k, worth doing just for the fun of it, but expect to get muddy & wet. Thank you to everyone involved with organising & marshalling, thanks especially to the marshall who looked after my keys for me. not another run around like this so worth the effort to do, hope next years is as good. Very nice engraved paper weight to everyone, thanks again. Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Terrible weather affected the turnout but a challenging 10k In full: This was the first Kingsbury Water Park 10k, the relevant word here being "water"! It absolutely threw it down for hours before the race, which turned most of the course into either a mudbath or a series of very large deep pools of water! It also rained most of the way round. Having said all that, it was enjoyable and the course was a good challenging 2 laps around a scenic park, not that most of us were concentrating too much on the scenery - staying upright was the major concern! Fairly well organised, although the results were late coming through possibly because the cardboard numbers lasted all of about 5 minutes in the driving rain, which caused some problems identifying runners at the finish. Marshalling was generally fine, no goody bag at the end but there was a medal. Date of review: October 7, 2010
In short: Challenging 2 lapper In full: Sutton Coldfield 10k well a fairly well organised, low key event. Didn’t have a great time myself, as I really suffered in the heat and for the first time in my running career needed the attention of the kind first aiders after finishing. The race is run over two laps of the course used in Sutton Park for the regional & national relay championships, except run in the opposite direction. Therefore, I do wonder if the event will struggle to attract many club runners, who have the option of running this circuit several times each year already. For my money, the course is tougher run ‘backwards’ – long drag uphill between 0.5 and 3k really saps the legs – and of course you have the same to look forward to on the second lap. Not the cheapest of races either. Nice medal at the end, which combined with the traffic free environment would appeal to a lot of people. Perhaps extra water could have been put on given the heat, and I wasn’t keen on having to Velcro a timing chip around my ankle. All in all, I’d give it an ‘average’ rating…. Nothing that really shone, but nothing that greatly upset me either. Date of review: July 14, 2010
In short: On a hot sunny day where else would you rather be !! In full: Nice quiet race, cheering the 2k runners before the start of the 10k is a nice little touch, nicely organsiaed at the start from the car park marshall's to the timing chip pick up.
Its a nice race, nothing special, but no major issues either, maybe a little more encouragement from some of the marshalls wouldnt go amiss, and the water stations really do need better organisation.
A nice finish though with lots of finishers hangin round to cheer those still running on, with good marshalling at the end. Date of review: May 23, 2010