In short: Great 10k In full: Great 10k - organisation excellent. Scenery through city center and old part of city is great. Bit dull for the final few K though but great finish in staduim! Date of review: May 20, 2013
In short: Well organised, gret atmosphere In full: Can't fault the race but to echo a previous poster about the distance. My mate clocked it at 10.16km and the 40min pacer must have as well as he took me around in 40:13 (he clocked 40:14) when I thought by beating him I would go sub 40! Anyway only a slight frustration - should learn to run faster! Will defo do it again. Date of review: May 5, 2013
In short: Atmospheric, quick, well supported race In full: A great event if a little pricey. Fast flat course allows for a good PB opportunity but with 4,000 entries you get a great buzz from taking part in a mass participation event.
Agree with the comments about the goody bag - but the haribo sweets were welcome. Nice to have a tech t-shirt too rather than a cotton effort.
In short: Excellent course for the average runner In full: Directions to the event good Parking good ( getting out very slow) The route around Derby was excellent Good support and encouraging marshalls Finish good ( Reading standard) T-shirt good but cannot understand why medium and small sizes were not available !!! ) Shame that no medal existed for a good event Goody bag rubbish - why bother - the bag probobly cost more than the contents ( loads of bumff , one sweetie and a bracelet advertising a fitness club? ) If the above criticisms were address I would give the event a wholehearted endorsement Date of review: April 30, 2013
In short: Annoying number of switchbacks on the route but excellent support and refreshingly competitive at the sharp end. In full: The good: truly excellent crowd support for a road 10k along the entire route there was somebody cheering you on. Slick organisation with penned starts and a long finish funnel. Refreshingly competitive at the sharp end of the race. The Bad: Routes with switchbacks, seriously route planners stop it! If you must do it at least give us a decent turning circle. Us older runners have the turning circle of a barge at full pace. The not so sure: Garmins are always wrong if there's cover or excessive daft switchback/dog leg turns on route, but it really did "feel" a little over distance between the 9k marker to the finish. Though I am grasping at straws as I was 1sec off my pb and thought I had 20secs to spare as I went past the 9k marker.