In short: Friendly, lots of dogz, but suprisingly hard. In full: This was my first 10k for a few months after an injury lay-off, and I had thoughts of trying to beat my PB. By the end I was 3 minutes off my PB, and I think the steady hill climb for the first 5k had a lot to do with it. Admittedly I already knew of the hill climb (well done to Calne Leisure Centre for top notch height profile on their web site!) but running it really brings home the reality!
On the upside, the route was lovely, the roads clear most of the time, and the atmosphere very friendly and family oriented. A free sports massage awaited all finishers, which I thought was a superb touch. The goody bag has a bottle of fizzy lucozade sport and a mars bar, and we all got a banana. The icing on the cake was the medal. Impressive! 8D
It's a good race - just not a PB race, but at this time of year it's definitely worth going for if you live around this area. Date of review: October 31, 2011
In short: Well organised with a relatively fast route. In full: I ran this event in the spring and am pleased to say I enjoyed it just as much this time round. Being new to running the relatively small field of mainly club runners can seem intimidating, however once you’ve joined the crowd at the start you soon realise it’s a very friendly event. Additionally; facilities for spectators with young kids was excellent. It might have been my imagination but did the race start early? My wife made her way to the finish at 11.45 but I was already in so she missed me and I’m no 44 minute 10k runner I can assure you!
In short: Pretty flat. In full: Well organised. Very well marshaled. Distance markers were sorted following earlier comments. In fact the only thing that was rubbish was me! Date of review: October 30, 2011
In short: Good course along quiet country lanes In full: Flattish 10K course along quiet country lanes; friendly marshal's; well organised; didn't bother collecting a medal at the finish - how about something different? Date of review: March 27, 2011