In short: Excellent race - Very friendly - lots of support along the way and the legend Tom Potson!!! What more can you ask for! In full: Definitely my favourite race of the year - great organisation/friendly marshalls/great t-shirt and goody bag. Also worth the trip for the legendarycomentator Tom Potson. There is nothing not to like about this race, (apart from may be the bad weather on the day) :-) Date of review: December 13, 2015
In short: Fantastic event In full: The whole atmosphere is fantastic. Thanks to the brilliant marshals. Nice to have name on your number. Great T shirt and goody bag. As for Tom Potson, absolutely makes the event. A legend. Watch the youtube films, they are brilliant.
In short: I love this race! In full: Ok, the scenery may not be amazing, but the fantastic organisation, brilliant atmosphere and the friendliest marshalls ever, more than make up for this. The famous goody bag, well-designed T-shirt and chip-timing also make it one of the best value races around. Date of review: December 11, 2015
In short: Tough but worth it In full: Really enjoyed it (even the hills) Only things I think could be improved are getting a medal and put a speaker near the start line. We couldnt hear any kind of countdown at the start until the air horn sounded to go Date of review: December 7, 2015
In short: Friendly, fun, tough race In full: Love the Stockport 10. 2nd half race is tough with some hills and off road sections. Definitely recommend this if you want a challenging but friendly early winter race. Date of review: December 7, 2015
In short: Wet, hilly and excellent in every way. In full: Tom Potson. What a legend! I was laughing so much at his event commentary - it even made queuing for the portaloos funny. The weather was pretty awful but despite this the marshalls were amazing, so encouraging and positive even though they had to stand around on a cold and wet morning. Thank you all, they really helped me get round. Brilliant organisation at the magnificent Woodbank stadium as always. Lots of ups (big ups!) and downs meant course flashed past with good mix of road and trail. Great atmosphere and great event, thank you to everyone involved. Date of review: December 6, 2015
In full: 1st time at this event and loved it. Hats off to the organisers for all their hard work before and during the race. Starting to the Benny Hill music was hilarious and couldn't help but make you smile. Great mixed route of on and off road with some delightful hills thrown in. Loved the stadium finish with every runner getting a mention. Nice finishers t-shirt............but i do like a medal too!! Will definitely be back for this one next year, thank you Stockport Date of review: December 19, 2014
In short: I shouldn't like it so much - but I do. In full: Why do I like this race so much? I'm slow so am going to be in the last few runners; there are some big hills; it is long; the weather is usually dreadful; the scenary is nothing special a lot of the way; there's cars on the course etc etc. It should all make for a race I don't like.
But the atmosphere of this race makes it all worthwhile. The marshalls are great, the organisation generally good, the comedy commentary is great and the atmosphere welcoming.
My only complaint was this year they took down the baggage store tent before I had finished, so my bag was sitting in the hail getting wet. They could have a tarpaulin or similar for the last bags if there is a need to dismantle tents before everyone has finished. Date of review: December 8, 2014