In short: Well organised race, bit breezy by the river In full: Great race but narrow down the high street, if people started in a realistic position in the start area then maybe there would be less congestion, and pigs might fly lol. Maybe more zones at the start would help. Still, a well organised and good race. Looking forward to the bar of fudge. Date of review: May 6, 2007
In short: A great race, well organised and lots of support In full: The route was good and fast, the only problem was that the start was quiet congested and it was not easy to know where you should position yourself. However overall it was an excellent race and improved on last year. Well done to the organisers. Date of review: May 6, 2007
In short: Good race apart from the first 2-3km - really needs to be done on wider roads! In full: This is a course with good PB potential, and in general the race was well organised and well planned. Unfortunately I couldn't get far enough forwards at the start (this could have been better organised - I couldn't get near the sub-45 minute section due to congestion), ended up behind lots of much slower runners, and the route was quite narrow for the first 2-3km making congestion bad and overtaking hard if not impossible. Finished in 46 mins - a PB but not as fast as recent form suggested I could go. Wind was a bit brutal at times too! Crowd support was good and the last 5-6km of the route were great once runners had spread out. And fudge in the goody bag was awesome :o) Def would do it again, and well done to the organisers, but please please sort out the start for next year! Date of review: May 6, 2007
In short: Good other than the narrow start In full: Other than too many people trying to get down the narrow roads and lanes at the start a pleasing race. A wider start for next year please! Date of review: May 6, 2007
In short: Wonderful! In full: Real mix of people, fantastic atmosphere, always people cheering you on. Quality medal and t shirt, this event was well organised and didn't disappoint. Date of review: May 6, 2007
In short: Well organised, great day out. Hope the event is on next year. In full: A well organised race on closed roads, starting and finishing in the Walks. The support around the course helped create a great atmosphere. Only complaints where the course was narrow in places and starter could not be heard from where I started.
Very sad news that about the death of Duncan Gooderson, my sincere condolences to his family and friends.
In short: Great day. Two laps round the town center made the atmosphere as people turned out spectate. Big entry (1500) also helps atmosphere. Great goody bag at the end. Agree with the comment about access to water at the end. Date of review: June 3, 2006
In short: A very successful first race which all should be congratulated on. In full: This was a good race and ok yes there were a few tight turns and bottlenecks but overall - well done. Date of review: June 1, 2006