In short: Good friendly race and good value for money In full: Almost entirely on-road, the Brinsworth 10k is a local race growing in popularity. It's not flat - factor in around 85m of climbing and descent, but it's an interesting course arranged as a single loop with two out - and - back sections. The route crosses a major road twice at the same point; traffic is not stopped but there are plenty of marshalls. The route isn't scenic, but it's a good value event. Date of review: September 24, 2012
In short: Great effort to keep this a friendly, not too serious race In full: This is a challenging course, but unless you are putting yourself under pressure for a good time, it's a good mix of ups and downs. Marshalls were excellent and extremely supportive (apart from the guy reading his Kindle). Would be good to see more local runners - i hardly saw any from my club, or other local clubs for that matter, apart from Kimberworth who were well represented, and with this being on the doorstep I might have expected a few more.
I hope the race continues next year...I will be there Date of review: July 2, 2012
In short: Very friendly organisation In full: The killer was the immediate small climb from the start- this certainly cleared the cobwebs. An undulating course which was excellently and encouragingly marshalled.Traffic was present on roads but this was sparse and not of any consequence.Two water stations and an enthusiastic crowd on finishing.This event deserves better support. Date of review: July 2, 2012