In short: Friendly, scenic 10K with a couple of gentle-ish climbs to keep you honest In full: Very enjoyable race from start to finish that ticks all the boxes. Easy to park close by on the surrounding roads and no problems finding the start/finish as it's close to the gate.
Everyone involved with organising was cheerful and friendly with free baggage drop off and even a drink of water available before the race had started. A turnout of somewhere between 250-300 was perfect for a good atmosphere without the race feeling too packed or cramped once it got going.
Loved the multi-terrain course around the park, scenic enough that you can still enjoy it on the second lap. Also the route meant you do most of the climbing at the beginning of the lap and can enjoy a fairly fast downhill finish, which is definitely the best way round! The climbs and the fact you have other park goers using the paths at the same time means that this isn't the ideal race for a PB but having said that I did manage to set one so I'd say it's on the quick side.
It's chip timed, as most races are these days, but the organisers also do regular print outs as runners finish so you can see your placing and official chip time a few minutes after you're done which is a nice touch, as are the cakes and biscuits at the end! Excellent race, will almost certainly be back! Date of review: September 9, 2013
In short: Nice big open park / trail run. Lovely In full: Nicely organised. Fairly challenging. Water, snacks and medal in with the price. Would make a great first 10k . Lots and lots of other runners in the park and loads of cyclists but nothing too hazardous. I'd say give it a go. Date of review: September 8, 2013