In short: Fairly flat 10K In full: The course is largely flat but has a short steep hill at the start of the two laps. There are flatter races where PBs are easier in Bicester, Bourton and perhaps even Leamington Spa. The course is a bit narrow; at one stage there paths hold runners at 3 different stages of the race (as well as members of the public). Branches overhanging the course are annoying, and lead to you losing rythym. I didn't see a sign warning about drinks and the medal doesn't have the year printed anywhere. It's odd that the course is marked in miles - ks would be better or at least half-miles to make pacing easier.
Having done all that moaning, it was an OK race and well marshaled. I would recommend it to anyone nearby. Date of review: December 17, 2006
In short: Well organised and good value. Some reservations tho In full: Plus points: Well organised Good value Flat traffic free course Good to see leaders coming back No nonsense "Does exactly what it says on the tin" sort of event
Minus point Course too narrow - if in mid-pack like me you couldn't run freely in first couple of miles.
In short: My first 10k and a great experience - Thanks Telford! In full: I was more than happy being in the last 5 with a 67 min time, encouraged by marshalls and other runners along the way, including the fast ones so thanks for that. I'll definately be up for this aain next year! Date of review: January 3, 2006
In short: Very flat course made for pb's. In full: I cannot understand what these whingers are commenting about. The course was flat, amazingly organised considering the time of year and the weather (bloody freezing)plus there was free parking at the town centre. This was my first run and it was good to see all the elite runners running towards you and at what speed they run at. As a local of Telford it was a shame they only used a fraction of the Town Park as they are loads more tracks they could have utilised in the Park for this run, but all things considered I think the organisers deserve a pat on their backs for a well organised event. Date of review: December 19, 2005
In short: Really enjoyed this race. Well done. In full: Flat and fast. Good time trial just before Christmas weight gain!!!! Well organised, I disagree with the whingers, At the start there was a seperate path for non-runners (new this year) which I thought was a good idea. Also had estimated start time zones at the start area. Just a shame some people ignored this and go to close to the front at the start. I like the out and back course because you get to see the elite runners coming towards you, normally you don't see them after the first mile. Date of review: December 19, 2005