In short: Stockport 10 - must do it again In full: Chip timing, an elite field, perfect baggage storage, marshalls who give everything, great goody bag, great food and drinks #nuffsaid Date of review: December 21, 2012
In short: Excellent as always - best 10m in UK for good reason In full: I always enjoy the Stocky 10, but I wasn't in the mood this year. Good job that some new touches made this race even better! Chip timing - didnt add much to cost (how much does Bupe Manchester 10k charge again?!?!) Track Start - very easy to mess this up but it always goes smoothly - the Benny Hill music put a smile everyones face Route - I love this route. I know Offerton is not exactly Snowdonia but the twists, turns, undulations, hills, big hills all make this route exciting. There's even a nice bit of trail. This course is always my fastest 10 miler of the year, somehow the hills make me run faster - hence great rating for PB potential. Ron Hill long sleeve technical tee - even better than last year - what on earth will they think of next? Tony Audenshawe (of Marathon Talk fame) impersonates John Motson and reads out as many runners names as he possibly can. I pretended it WAS John Motson saying my name and thumped the air like I was Vincent Kompany on 13/5/12 as I approached the finish. Mashalls great as always, despite the weather (as always!) - but Harriers, give them a brollow would you!? :-) I've done Stocky 10 more than any other race now. There's a reason I keep coming back, even though I live further away than I used to. Well done Stockport Harriers! Date of review: December 20, 2012
In short: Great atmosphere In full: Liked the track start, especially with Benny Hill music playing. I knew I'd be bringing up the rear and I did, but it didn't matter. Still got a great welcome back into the stadium at the end. Great support and encouragement from organisers and other runners thoughout. Really enjoyed it.
Hills were tough, but the last one was made better by faster runners, who were already driving home, shouting encouragement from their cars. Didn't enjoy the stretch of running up a hill on a busy road. Crossed onto the pavement in the end ignoring the sign for runners to keep left. Date of review: December 19, 2012
In short: Superb organisation, Fabulous design tech top. In full: If you want an easy 10 miler then look away. This is a test of endurance and strength, Marshalls are legendary as is the goody bag and quality running top that you can actually wear running. Date of review: December 14, 2012
In short: awesome race, really friendly and a fab goody bag In full: what more can i say..if carlsberg made races! challenging course but the downhills make up for the uphills. Fantastic marshalls and great organisation. The goody bag will never fail to make you smile and a great tech t-shirt. What more could you want. Date of review: December 13, 2012
In short: Great atmosphere & challenging run. In full: This is a great club race, the marshalls & fellow runners are friendley & encouraging. It is a challenging course, the hills are legendery :-) this was the third time I have done this race and will definately do it again, although may have a try at marshalling next year to give something back. Date of review: December 13, 2012