In short: Big improvement since last time I ran this one. In full: Last ran this race two years ago, the start than was terrible, people walking within 200 meteres of the start! The year before the finish was poor, queing up to pick up t-shirt before finish line. This year for such a large field thought was excellent. The finish is always going to be good in this race with it being in such a great stadium, coudnt resist going flatout once inside. Date of review: May 1, 2007
In short: Recomemnd it but don't follow the pace setters if you want a time!!! In full: Needed more km markers and the 50 minute pacers were on another planet?? I started just behind them and finsihed a second under 50mins but i didn't see the pacers for most of the race? Having checked the results they finished in 48 1/2 mins - not very good pacers, ARE THEY??
Apart from that, it was a very enjoyable race and would recommend it (especially the stadium finish) to anyone thinking of entering next year!!! Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: Excellent In full: This was my first ever race so 10k seemed a good starting point. Had read lots on this website about the run and route and found the whole run from the course (very well marshalled) to the whole organisation of the event excellent. The stadium finish is superb.At the start its a little crowded and you do struggle to get going but once you've found your pace everythings ok. Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: It's worth the admission price for the stadium finish alone! In full: After doing this run for a few years now, I can see why it's such a popular race- good looking course, with lots of friendly marshals and familiar faces (I'm a derby lad!!)- didn't get a personal best- but this course does have some quite tight turns in it, which do slow you down, and also there was a large amount of slower runners at the start, which, in the congestion of the first K of the race, does tend to slow things a little. One bugbear- where were the K markers?- I only saw one at 5k and another at 7k - more next time please! For me, it's all about the final 400m though- running through pride park stadium is pure magic, with everybody cheering for you- it really makes teh effort worth it- and for anyone who's ever wanted to try a run, give this one a go- you'll not regret it! Great T shirt, but car parking took forever- and I got there really early!- and it does get congested getting out of the stadium....but that's just me being picky! Looking forward to next year!! Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: If want a good 10k to start with, this is a must. In full: What a great race. Fantastic organisation and a finish in a stadium makes it feel as though you are running at the Olympics. Shame about the km markers - few and far between. Set a new PB, so will be coming again. Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: Great race all the way In full: Great race, getting more popular each year, marshalling good with plenty of support all the way round. A great personal best time race managed to knock 8 mins of mine and with the finish inside Pride Park stadium what more could you ask for. Date of review: April 29, 2007
In short: Very enjoyable race! In full: A really good morning out and about Derby. A mix of city centre, and running by the river with a fantastic finish in Pride Park (home of Derby County FC). Date of review: April 29, 2007