In short: Not a bad race In full: Was an ok day. Organisation good. Only real problem is the course, when exiting the field. With this bring my first race, didn't know what to expect and found my self stuck in an alley way ( at one point I was actually stood still) will hundreds of runners squeezed thru.
Next time I'll be at the front! Date of review: October 22, 2011
In short: An excellent effort and worthy cause In full: My first 10k and a pleasent surprise. Plenty of entrants and plenty of support. Started by Howard Webb, who also ran and beat me by about a mile. Course a bit challenging for me with a nasty hill at about three quarters point, but not terrible.
Grumbles? A big bottleneck with barriers about 300m from the start. Took about a minute to get through from my point about two thirds back. If I was serious and going for a time, I'd have been cheesed off. They need to either get the barriers temporarily removed or change the course for next year.
In short: I'm Melting! In full: Well organised on the whole with plenty of marshalls, but as per another comment few minor gripes..take the barriers out near the start as instant bottleneck, and as it was such a hot day perhaps more water further along the route? These are minor gripes though as very welcoming run, the gala itself looks excellent, and whilst the route is very "undulating" (I must look up what this actually means!) the locals along the route are very supportive Date of review: July 4, 2011
In short: Good value and friendly. In full: The race is value for money when you consider the City of Manchester run which went off at around the same this morning costs £17plus and you still get the same type of cotton t-shirt. The crowd were very supportive and friendly as were the stewards but I do have a gripe: what is the point of having stewards seated 15 metres from road junctions and roundabouts and leaving the runners to fend for themselves. I did enjoy the race and would like to congratulate the good people for their efforts. Thanks again. Date of review: July 3, 2011
In short: challeging run In full: nice race with some differcult hills in . just two moans the barriers need to be taken out and the marshals need to be a bit more force full with drivers at least getting them to slow down . other than that enjoyed race Date of review: July 3, 2011