In short: A good race in a nice location. In full: This was my first 10k race and was good. I agree with the comments about the start, which was a bit of a cattle market. I couldn't see anything stopping me starting on the front row, but tried to guage roughly where to stand in the masses, which are crammed into the thinnest track on the entire race. The route was really good, although my GPS says it was closer to 10.2km? Date of review: September 27, 2009
In short: Good race but same old problems In full: My only criticism of this race is the start which really has to be seriously reviewed. I was quite surprised to return this year to find the exact problems as last year. With everyone 'fighting' for the best possible start it becomes inevitably frustrating to spend the first 1k weaving in and out of people who were clearly not stood in the correct position on the line. Short of moving the start, not really sure what the answer is.
Other than that no complaints. Great course, lovely weather and water bottle was just fine by me! Date of review: September 27, 2009
In short: Great race, great day. In full: One improvement that could be made is a few marshalls at the start of the race with approx finish time boards so that the competitors can organise themselves better.. yes we all need to be realistic and take some responsibility about where we place ourselves at the start of races. I had a slower start than i wanted but still manager a PB. The medal issue will rage forever but i would personally like to keep race costs under control, medals etc all have costs attached. Perhaps medals can be an optional extra to the race fee and paid for in advance? Date of review: September 27, 2009
In short: Great race on a beautiful day In full: It was almost too hot, but plenty of shade round the course. The start is very narrow for a race this size. Great organisations and friendly marshalls, very good overall. Date of review: September 27, 2009
In short: Good race but some big gaps in the organization In full: Tough to review. The race itself is excellent; good PB potential, beautiful surroundings and well marshaled. However, there was a real lack of information for competitors, the start itself was pure farce and the water bottle at the end - which didn't event have the event name on it - was pretty lousy. Overall this is an event that could do so much better. I read the RW comments from previous years... seems the organisers paid no attention... shame. Date of review: September 27, 2009