In short: Enjoyed this one - thanks to the organisers and marshalls In full: This was my first 1/2m in well over a year due to injury and I must say the marshalls and support around the course made this memorable and enjoyable despite the wind and tough climbs. Thanks again, and I'll support the event again in the future. Date of review: April 3, 2014
In short: A challenging run this year In full: This seems to be a fairly low key race. Its a mixture of town and rural (2 laps) with 3 significant inclines. The wind seemed to hinder progress up at least 2 of them this year. Marshalls were supportive and it was well organised.
A couple of minor suggestions:
At the start we had a marshall shouting instructions to us - he needed a maga phone.
Had to queue for water at the end in a relatively small space, I felt this could have been arranged better.
Ideally a tech t-shirt.
But I am being critical. The race was fun and good value. Congrats to Barnsley for arranging it and thank you marshalls for your support. Date of review: March 17, 2014
In short: Good Race - Improved since 2011 In full: I used this as a training race for London and managed a PB. As with many of the smaller events, it is dominated by club runners but it seemed welcoming non-the-less. The course now starts at Goldthorpe Leisure Centre and still has two loops but goes out towards Barnburgh, and the lovely steep hill there. Although the roads were still open, there wasn't too much hassle from traffic - although the odd idiot liked to fly down the country lanes in their chav-mobile. Date of review: March 18, 2013
In short: Wel organised (apart from the parking) and friendly. In full: A well organised low key event. The problem with the cars all turning up at the start area only to be sent elsewhere was a bit of a mess but there was plenty of parking within a couple of minutes walk so it was not a disaster. The marshalls were friendly and the rest of the organisation was fine.I knocked 5 1/2 minutes off my previous best time so it was definitely a quick course (just a shame I was left off the results page). Enjoyable run and I think I will do it again. Date of review: March 26, 2012
In short: Friendly marshalls, room for improvement with goody bag In full: Had run the route beforehand so no surprises there. Start was a bit chaotic but on the whole no major problems. Bit disappointed with goody bag contents but love the t shirt design. Will be back, hopefully when 100% fit and not 30%!!!! Date of review: March 19, 2012