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
In short: Enjoyable and well organised event In full: First time at this event and enjoyed it! Generally well organised with only 'complaints' being the problem getting to the car park (even a hour before start) and the lateness putting up the predicted finish time signs at the start. The latter resulted in many slower runners being too far forward and the inevitable scramble over the first km as the field sorted its self out. Great finish in stadium and well organised post race. Will be back. Date of review: April 29, 2007
In short: Yet another fantastic race In full: This is the third year I've done this race and after not enjoying it last year I eased of a dropped my pace this year and found out once again how enjoyable it was.
The organisation is fantastic and this year the organisers have listened and arrange XL t shirts - always a bugbear.
The only down side was rearranging the exit to the other side of the stadium which seemed to cause greater congestion than normal - but I suppose that could be the increased numbers.
Thanks to the organisers. Date of review: April 29, 2007
In short: Pleased despite the wind In full: Living in Derby, I've been looking forward to this for ages and was not disappointed. Thought the atmosphere was excellent - lots of the public watching & clapping and finishing in the stadium was brilliant.
Only disappointment was the water at 5k - it was in cups, making it very difficult to actually take on any fluids. Bottles next year please. Date of review: April 29, 2007
In short: First ever race. Found it quite enjoyable. Had never run over 8km before, so was a challenge for a beginner and was slightly dissapointed with my time of 61mins - better luck next time! Date of review: June 5, 2006
In short: Very well organised race with a great finnish In full: They need to sort the start out though. Allowing people to line up buy expected finishing time would be great. Date of review: May 16, 2006
In short: Very enjoyable course, with no hills, though plenty of twists and turns. Definately potential for PBs though. Only one negative- plenty of queueing for car parking though there are more than adequate places. Date of review: May 14, 2006
In short: Good course, good mixture of scenery, and in general nice touches for a reletively small 10km race In full: Yeah i enjoyed race. Great to finish inside Pride park and race well marshalled throughout; who were friendly and encouraging. Down side only 3 toilets( cubicles) for men not especially good if hit with pre nerves before race. Lovley touches like massages before and after, bands playing, and ponchos given out from bbc radio before due to the rain! If more people took part parts of the course would have some problems as sometimes narrow so hopefully numbers will be restricted to under 2000. T-shirt stated as quality however i would question this. However what do you expect for 13quid???Well done Date of review: May 14, 2006