In short: Worth a look but need to sort out the road crossing!! In full: This is the second time I have done this race. I prefer the new format of 2 laps and the flat course makes for a perfect PB potential. The main issue I have is that whilst it is a very quiet route with virtually no traffic, there is one point when you have to cross a road for lorry's to come out of their depot. I was lucky I missed this but did see a couple of runners having to stop and wait to cross. This has a massive impact on time and a runner can not only loose 20-30 seconds but also momentum/rhythm. Other than that it was well organised, well marshalled and worth the entry. Date of review: September 29, 2014
In short: well organized, enjoyable and peaceful 10K In full: I really enjoyed this race and it had to be the quietest road race i have ever done.It takes place on an industerial/housing estate but its far from an ugly course. You pass plenty of lakes on the 2 lap course and i don't think i even saw a car! Its fast, flat and perfect for first timers and the marshals and organisation is first class. I will be back! Date of review: September 29, 2014
In short: Great race my first sub 50 min 10k In full: Great race from start to finish. Registration was quick just a small queue. Marshals and the support were good. The snacks at the finish where a nice touch. I will be back next year to try and beat my now new PB Date of review: September 30, 2013
In short: Great race for all levels from complete beginners to club runners wanting a PB . Really enjoyed it again - well organised . Great tannoy and music. Marshalling good. Could have just done with a few extra portaloos! Date of review: September 30, 2013
In short: Really great and friendly event. The man on the microphone at the finish was brilliant! Considering it was on an industrial estate the scenery was not bad at all as there were a couple of lakes and plenty of trees. Date of review: September 30, 2013
In short: Simply lovely race In full: Let's be clear this is unlikely to make your favourite race of all time list but what it does have is a great little course, a great atmosphere and a bit of bling all combined with some terrific organisation. I was chatting to the race organiser before the race and he was so passionate about putting on good events, listening to the runners and giving a good value event that really you can't see how a race like this could ever fail. I rolled up early to make sure I got a space as I feared it might sell out and given the numbers at the start line they must have had nearly the 400 allowed.
As for the race? Well it was flat, it was fast and it was fun, great marshals, a bit of support on the course and every type of runner. I tend to focus on the bigger distances but this was a nice reintroduction after injury. Add in the fact there was a lovely little tea wagon, lots of post race snacks and even a few portaloos and public transport to the start and what more could you ask for.
The bling was, although not a bespoke medal, much appreciated and will sit proudly at the front of my collection until next weeks Royal Parks Half Marathon. I think I've got a bit of a soft spot for this 10km and I think I'll be back next year and maybe even participate in a couple of their other events.
In short: Great friendly race on a quick course. In full: Really enjoyed todays race, with the only issue perhaps being better/more car parking. The start was good and the course was really flat, but with quite a few sharp turns. The wind can also be a problem, but got my fastest time for 5 years today, so I am over the moon. The man at the finish on the PA shouting encourage to runners has to get a mention too he was brilliant. The set up at the finish was good too. Date of review: September 29, 2013
In short: Really well organised In full: Extremely flat route with great p.b potential. The announcer was first class cheering everyone in and making a great scene. Very friendly organisation and top class run.. 100% I will be back Date of review: September 29, 2013