In short: My first competitive 10k. Loved every minute of it. In full: The below question is fairly null and void as it was my first race, but having watched a number of my friends do them, it certainly had a better atmosphere than most, plus I personally loved the route! Date of review: September 26, 2012
In short: Really tough but that what I like! In full: It is hard to day a bad work about this race as I like it so much: Need mile markers for people who don't use satNav watch as it does help with pacing. Route is awesome up through Bingham Park winding in and out of the woods, then nice flat parts through Encliffe Park- Overtaking can easily be done here.I just think it is something different and will challenge most runners - isnt that what we want? I love it and £18 is a fair price to pay for an enjoyable morning out. See you next year Date of review: September 26, 2012
In short: Good fun but hard work In full: Definitely went into this with the wrong idea, having done a half-arsed job of checking out the route - it wasn't gentle hills with a steep bit in the middle, I think they took detours whenever they spotted a hill near the route. Mostly small hills, but also mostly steep. There were areas where overtaking was impossible, but luckily those were also the bits where a little rest was most appreciated. Date of review: September 25, 2012
In short: More of a trail run than a road race In full: 2 laps of a mixed course around Endcliffe park, partly on roads/ tarmac paths and partly on grass and narrow, mud paths. Thankfully it was dry this year but I can imagine the route would be very slippy in places with any rain. There are a few bottlenecks where runners have to slow to a walk, overtaking is also tricky on large sections and the underfoot conditions are uneven in parts. A reasonable training run (if a little expensive at £18) but certainly not one for beating your PB.
Some of the info on the RW Event Profile is inaccurate btw; there are no distance markers and they do accept entries on the day. Date of review: September 25, 2012