In short: A beautifull run In full: I really enjoyed this race. It was lovely running around the park, especially in the wooded area. Mainly flat with just one steep hill at the half way mark. Will definetly run this race for next year. Loved the gold trainer at the end. It takes pride of place on my mantlepiece. Date of review: September 29, 2010
In short: Better than last year In full: Well, they sorted out the problem at the start, at least for those lining up at the sub-40min mark. Having run a ten mile race the day before I was being a tad optimistic, and I'd forgotten that there are some climbs in this race to slow you down. However, it's worth doing just for the chance to see how the other half lives (it's set in the grounds of Cirencester Park, the estate of the Earl of Bathurst). The only thing I'd cavil about would be the weird metal running shoe as a prize - straight to landfill. Date of review: September 29, 2010
In short: Fabulous re-work of a popular 10k but team prize mayhem ensued... In full: Cirencester listened to the criticism of the start in previous years and have changed the course for the better.
It may start out onto the by-pass but it only lasts here for a few seconds before disappearing back into the Bathurst estate. There are no longer two laps and instead there is a really fast, downhill mile and a half which really opens up the PB potential.
My only real gripe is that the results were (by their own admission) a "bit dodgy" and the team prizes awarded to clubs whose first runner was behind four or five runners of other clubs..! Date of review: September 28, 2010