In full: Obvious danger of rating the race simply by reference to my own (PB) performance, but there is definitely great potential here for a fast race for everyone. I thought the course was really quite pleasant - there may be quite a lot of houses about, but also quite a green feel to it and it's mostly on footpaths (with not as many twists as some have made out). For my money I'd usually prefer that to a scenic road route with traffic...
Good support from most of the marshals and a friendly atmosphere, notwithstanding lots of club runners looking for personal bests!
I'm sure the first mile marker isn't in the right place (or I did the first mile in 7:30 and the second in under 6 minutes) but otherwise the organisation was fine. Although whilst the race itself is good value, Â£1.50 for a cup of tea at the race HQ is a bit steep? Date of review: December 7, 2009
In short: Good flat race In full: Good race for a first timer. Seemed to be mainly club runners. Rather short of water at the end. Didn't come last! Was focusing on finishing to worry too much about the housing estate architecture. Marshalls supportive. Date of review: December 7, 2009