In short: Excellent mid-week run In full: Well organised local race that is a splendid mid-week opportunity to stretch your legs. Loads of local support which creates the friendly atmosphere for which this event is becoming well renowned. Date of review: July 1, 2010
In short: A nice mid-week race In full: I last ran this 5 years ago and appreciated the improvements. The change in route has been managed well and there were plenty of friendly marshalls and people manning the water stations. The marked starting 'pens' were great idea. Plenty of parking as well. I hope to do this again next year. Date of review: June 17, 2010
In short: As always, an enjoyable mid-week event with some improvements this time. In full: I've made the comment before that I regularly use this route in training so I shouldn't really be excited about it.
However I really enjoyed this event again last night (my fourth time running, and I have marshalled once). It's not that hard to see why - it is well organised and the introduction of 'seeding pens' at the start was a big improvement on previous years.
It is extremely well marshalled with lots of encouragement all the way round and two drinks stations. Thanks also to all the locals who made the effort to come and spectate.
It always attracts a diverse group of runners and it's nice to bump into people I know in the area. A useful and pretty memento in the form of a water bottle is a lot better than a medal.
One thing I would add is that the new route is an improvement and quite a lot safer I would say, virtually traffic free and avoiding Wharf Road. I hope the organisers stick with it.
Not really a PB course with a long uphill section at the end and lots of twists and turns. But the good points more than make up for the bad, so I expect and hope the Lethbridge 10k is a regular in my race diary every year. Date of review: June 17, 2010