In short: Fast course, not much to look at on the 1st half but the 2nd half along the Towpath was fine In full: The start was a bit chaotic but the course was well marshalled and I think the rain get the pedestrians away from the route Date of review: July 25, 2005
In short: fast, flat and a lovely second half along the tow path In full: Great PB potential (I got one!) and the rain was welcome. My impressions as a first-timer here were that this is a very well established race attracting all the local clubs with a fine course that makes fast times likely. Because of this no extra effort is made re info for changing/parking/welcoming of newbies etc. The information however was all provided with the race number, and the marshalls were excellent. It did however feel a bit "in the know" when you arrived. Next year I shall park nearer and join the "in the know" majority! Date of review: July 25, 2005
In short: A flat and fast course with a lot of fast club runners...A "race of two halfs" with the outward road 5km and back along the Towpath In full: The light rain made the running very pleasant and the slightly down hill first 5 km on the road allowed a good pace to be had albeit with little scenery. The second half back along the towpath took the mind off the effort. Definitely a race of "Two Halfs".
While not a PB for me, the time was respectable and I did enjoy the run out (I did a fast 6 miler on Friday so could expect too much). Nice medals (1st 100 get gold, second hundred get silver and the remainder get bronze). Good value race with good marshalling. Fair points on signs for the start but we did have a Map to show where Parking and Start was. Will definite do it again next year Date of review: July 25, 2005
In short: Surely one of the best organised 10K runs on the circuit, and this year achieved without the sports centre as an HQ. Cool, damp conditions. Good field of runners. Very nice medal. I will be back next year! Date of review: July 25, 2005
In short: Lots of club runners, fast course & good for chasing a pb In full: Poorly supported and lacking in atmosphere but very wet weather probably didn't help. Road(s) weren't closed but thought the marshalls did an excellent job with the traffic. Date of review: July 24, 2005