In short: Should have broken 40:00 in my first race but for longer course In full: First ever race for me and I enjoyed it.
Plenty of parking. Bridge over the road to event was fine but I felt it after the race!
Started off slow at 8:15 for first mile. I then remember thinking after 4 miles that I might have a chance of breaking 40 mins but despite "sprinting" last mile was slightly disappointed with 41:15. However after reading others comments on here about the course being a little longer I may well have broken the 40:00 mark so that is a bit annoying. Date of review: September 15, 2011
In short: Good 5 mile (and a bit!) race In full: My second year at this event. Always a good race, altered ending made the course slighty long. My GPS had it exactly right upto 4 miles then final distance was 5.13 - which fits with a 20 second longer split (even though I was pushing hard.) But all in all a good race and well run. Just change the end back to normal! Date of review: April 11, 2011
In short: Very pleasant evening run in the sun. In full: Really enjoyed the run but was a bit disappointed that it was 5.13 miles rather than 5 miles exactly. The extra .13 meant I did not reach my target of under 45 mins which I would have done if it had been exact or close enough. That said everything else was spot on. Will be back next year. Date of review: April 7, 2011
In short: Definitely over distance! In full: All the other mile markers were bang on to within 1 stride, then the 5 mile point comes and there is still .14 of a mile/42 seconds @ sub 5.20 pace left to run! Not good :-( Date of review: April 6, 2011
In short: Well over 5 miles? In full: An extremely fast course and pretty well marshalled but the finishing section in the playing field has altered and I measured it at 5.17 miles- others with Garmins also measured it close to that. This had a massive impact on times- I lost a minute if my watch was correct and I'm afraid it often is... Date of review: April 6, 2011