In short: Lovely day, lovely race In full: First time running this race, and I was very impressed. Friendly, local village feel to it. Well organised in terms of picking up race numbers etc and the refreshments in the school were nice. It's much cheaper than big city 10k's, and much more fun to run. People actually line up based on their time and so there's no annoyance at the start having to run round people. The weather was brilliant and the course is flat and scenic, with plenty of support en route too. All in all, a really enjoyable morning. Will be back next year. Thanks to all the marshalls/organisers/volunteers for such a great job. Date of review: March 10, 2014
In short: Great race, quick course especially on the closed roads, scGreat race, quick course especially on the closed roads, scenic setting and hardly a car in sight. A bit of a shame it clashed with enic setting and hardly a car in sightt. One for the diary. Date of review: March 10, 2014
In short: my 5th high legh race was going to be my last but i may well change my mind.... In full: last year i think the race lost some of its character due to lymm running club taking over the running of the event. profit seemed to be more important than making improvements to the race. but i have to hold my hand up and say every aspect of todays event has been improved. the new start/finish area, the toilets, chip timing, excellent finish line commentry, instant print off of your time, quick online results. well done lymm running club. minor niggle... surely with 450+ runners prizes should be awarded to the first 3 male/female finishers and not just the winner and a prize for all age groups. Date of review: March 9, 2014
In short: Community spirited, professionally organised and executed race. In full: Starts and ends at the local primary school where the local PTA put on an excellent array of hot/cold refreshments incl. bacon butties. Number / chip collection was slick. Timing start pens. Great rural course, almost entirely on quiet country lanes, some decent vistas and smells of the countryside.
Changes this year: Chip times - lovely addition, just adds to the professionalism. Loved how you could print your gun time off at the end. Moving the finish line to the road was brilliant - the last 50m of the finish straight was my only criticism last year, it was narrow and there was the potential to trip on the legs of the barriers - all taken care of this year with a straight and wide final 200m to the finish. The "other" change - cotton finishers Tee - unlikely to be worn I'm afraid. Would never wear a cotton tee for training. Sorry... I'll be back regardless though
In short: Lovely Spring race In full: This is a small, friendly run, terrifically well organised and a pleasure to run. It helped that it was the sunniest and warmest morning of the year! Date of review: March 9, 2014
In short: perfect organisation and good for beginners In full: perfect organisation and a well ran event. From arriving in the car park there is a marshall on every corner to make sure you get to the HQ and then from there every turn or junction during the race is marshalled with enthusiastic support. A real village event feel Perfect for a beginner runner but the course is fast enough for the more experienced. Goody bag was very good, a book, gingerbread biscuits, another snack, water, tech t-shirt.
a must return event! Date of review: March 5, 2013
In short: A community spirited, professionally organised, 10k country lane road race (in one sentence!)! In full: Excellent comms, extremely well organised - puts more expensive larger scale events to shame. Neat touches include: - car parking with well signed and marshalled routes to HQ - pin holes in the vest numbers - baggage drop - pre race safety brief from race director - friendly marshalls and supports in numerous supply - quiet and scenic country lanes - excellent snack menu (although the gentle waft of bacon butty as you're picking up your race number - bit unfair, surely no one can run on a bacon butty?)
One negative (but restricted by space) - narrow run-in for the finish, difficult to overtake in the final sprint. Date of review: March 4, 2013