In short: Great event, this was my first event in Bolton. It was great to see such a positive atmosphere. The warm up was great, everyone seemed to enjoy as much as I did. I hope to compete in other legacy events. Date of review: June 2, 2011
In short: An ok run and good for first timers and children. In full: An ok run but I have three gripes. 1 - The man with the microphone doing the pre run build up. He loved the sound of his own voice and at times I wished he would just shut up. I would like to remind him, the day wasn't about him but the many people running for whatever reason. 2 - when we left the hall to go to the start line, everyone went thought the door to the left of the screen. They then crossed the start line and turned around to face the right way. Some club runners on the line and people close to the front, were not very keen to move. Would it have made more sense to go through the other door and be facing the right way and not have to fight your way to the back? 3- the t-shirt. "IVE JUST RAN THE ONE BOLTON 5K". Should that not be run? However, it was on ok run, plenty to entertain the children at the end, had a decent atmosphere and a good route. Date of review: May 30, 2011
In short: Very well organised, great atmosphere and an event for all the family. In full: The map of the run was clearly advised to all at the start on a large screen and there were maps dotted around the venue to look at. The warm up was more of a fun exercise to get everybody in high spirits. In order to provide accurate times a chiptiming process would have been handy, suited more for casual runner. Having to pass the water station twice on a 5k might seem odd but was more than welcome on a hot stuffy day like yesterday. Overall- event was great and will enjoy next year's and might pop along to another event this year. Date of review: May 9, 2011
In full: My first ever 5k. Loved the pre-race massed warm up. Loved the location. A little bit wet in the pot holes off-road due to heavy overnight rain (nothing the organisers could do about that), but it probably slowed the decent club & regular runners down a bit. One 'no no' was the event T shirt! Not something I could ever wear again & it didn't even advertise future One Legacy events - very strange. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In full: i only did the 5k as i was running the fun run with my 3 yr old. It turned out to be a decent race as well. Some of the trails were quite wet but thats not the organisers fault lol. Ample car parking space(free) on the reebok and a warm up inside the premier suite for anyone interested and there seemed to be a really good family atmosphere inside even though some top runners were in attendance. Along with the runners were Bolton Wanderers players and the kids had the opportunity to meet lofty the lion :)Bit disappointed to see just 400 runners turn up at a location which is very easy accesible, i put that down to lack of advertisement around the town, maybe fliers and posters couldve been put up around Bolton in food outlets like subway. Also i never saw any advertising in the Bolton News which was disappointing. A lot of the volunteers didnt actually know where the 5k ended or where the kids race started so there were a few problems there but nothing major and im sure they'll be ironed out for next yr but hopefully the organisers will advertise the race better next yr.