In short: Fast flat 10k course for PB hunters! In full: Very well organised and marshalled course. Flat and fast on road, traffic free, chip timed, plenty of parking, helpful volunteers, water station. Multiple lap course which was good as you could pace yourself round for the final lap to make sure you get your PB! Defiantly will be returning in 2014. I recommend to all runners of all abilities
In short: Well organised race with excellent PB potential In full: This is a fast course that attracts a good mix of runners of all levels.
Despite the late notification of additional road closures (nothing to do with the race), it was easy to get to the race with the roads well signposted. Parking was plentiful and speedy thanks to volunteers. Collecting the race number and chip was also easy.
The course is a flat 6km loop around some country roads (so you're going around again for the last 4km), all closed off to traffic. Not as scenic as I was expecting but still pleasant enough. Marshalls were in good numbers and supportive, as were the locals.
This is a race I will definitely take part again in future. Date of review: September 2, 2013
In short: Super fast 10k In full: Bit delayed but realised never reviewed this great race at the time. Really fast course, set up by organisers and marshals who really want to attract fast runners as well as support everyone else. Excellent goody bag with a range of massage gels too - fantastic. Not sure about the lip gloss for the men but the goody bag contained a vast array of value items to suit everyone. Thank you. Date of review: March 19, 2013
In short: Good for my first 10k In full: Really enjoyed this as my first 10k. Flat but I still got left behine due to a lot of chamionships taking place. Well organised but would prefer not to have to lap twice Date of review: November 14, 2012
In short: Fast, Flat, Well organised race In full: A lovely fast 10k on quiet country lanes. The route is entirely closed to traffic making it safe for both runners and spectators.
A huge car park with ample parking space and good use of the Church Wilne sports/social club for changing rooms/showers and for post-race drinks and a BBQ.
Did this race last year and like many others gave feedback that more toilets were needed. The organisers took note and hired out some portakabin loos but I think they could have done with a few more as the queues were still quite long. I would also suggest a technical t-shirt for the future rather than a cotton souvenir shirt which has been given in both years.
In summary - a great race with clockwork organisation. One or two minor tweaks as suggested would make this one of the Midland's Premier 10k road races without doubt. Date of review: September 3, 2012
In short: Well orgainsed PB race In full: Well-organised race although my partner and I both had Garmins that measured our run as 10.15k Did anyone else find it long?
Would definitely do this race again as it had good parking and lots of space. A short walk from the finish to the race village was a good idea to warm down. Also, the post-race massage was very good for us decrepit oldies! Date of review: September 2, 2012
In full: Some of the choices in the number ratings seem quite similar. It's on the outskirts of Long Eaton, so I suppose you could eat a picnic there but someone might have nicked your car by the time you've finished (although they'll still be at the bus stop, because the bus to town runs once per hour on Sundays).
Seriously... this is a fast race which attracts elite runners. I've never been a beginner so I don't know if that bothers the 60 minute runners, I can't see why it would.
Everything about the organisation was very good, it's as if the organiser has run a lot of 10ks and knows what to do. Which he has/does.
Flat, fast runners at the front, lip gloss in the goody bag. What more could you ask for? Date of review: September 2, 2012