In short: A little flat... In full: This is obviously a well organised event and the facilities at the John Wright Sport Centre were excellent for both the start and the finish. I was a little concerned before race about it being a little congested with both the half and 10K starting at the same time but it was fine. I just found the atmosphere a little flat - particularly at the end. Date of review: June 25, 2009
In short: My first ever race...great start for beginners In full: Nice and flat first 6k or so, challenging climb 7-9k, which was fantastic but challenging (as unexpected)! Good to start and finish on track Date of review: June 22, 2009
In short: Good run, enjoyable In full: EK 10k for fourth year running. The course is now an exact 10k rather than the 10.2k of previous events which made the race much more worthwhile IMHO.I think they should drop the term "fun run" now that the course is exactly 10k. PB for the race (taking into account the distance differences on previous years), look forward to next year. Date of review: June 21, 2009
In short: Good ten km to put under a beginner's belt. In full: This was my second ten km and it was a little different from the Bellahouston women's run which is very scenic. It was a bit dull at times but the first 5km was flat with two long inclines which in retrospect wasn't too bad. It was really well organised and had 3 water stations. There was a mixture of runners and everyone seemed friendly. Date of review: June 24, 2008
In short: a great first race experience! In full: Typical June day in Scotland - damp and breezy and, with all due respect, the scenery's not brilliant....
However, the atmosphere was friendly and the course not too challenging (except for the last mile up Kingsway). Organisation, facilities and marshalling were first rate and the locals turned out in force to cheer us on!
All in all, a brilliant experience for my first race...and (obviously) a PB too :) Date of review: June 22, 2008
In short: Well worth it In full: As a (relatively) novice runner, this was a good staging post for my assauly on the GNR in September. I managed 54 mins (the same time I got in the Great Edinburgh Run) which I was pleased with, but it reminded me that I still have a lot of work to do to keep this sort of pace up for a half marathon. I'm aiming for a 2 hour finish in Newcastle so fingers crossed! Date of review: June 26, 2007
In short: good run, enjoyable In full: Took part in this event for the second time. Cut 3 mins off last years 10k time, new PB! Although the last 1k did seem long. Weather good, overcast, not too warm, no rain. Goody bag excellent. It was nice to finish on the track. I enjoyed this a lot but I am very unsure of the accuracy of the race length due to the last 1k, I suspect this is why it is called a fun run. To contradict a couple of other postings there were expected time markers, but I suppose those got lost as the race was assembled. They started by announcing the race would start in 6 min, but in actual fact it was 15-20mins before it was underway. We stood quite a long time on the track. As I was late I had to reduce my warmup. Oh well, still good though. Will be back next year. Date of review: June 24, 2007
In short: Great flat race In full: Again this was a fantastic race with lots of marshalls and 3 water stations. Easy to get a pb because of the flat conditions. However last year there were markers to get you into groups of the same running times - none this year. I almost had to walk through the start line and someone was walking in front of me before we had even left the sports centre - they shouldn't have been so far up. Great race though! Date of review: June 24, 2007
In short: another great EK run In full: great race. well organised. but where's the staggered start positions gone?! people at front walking by 1km! otherwise really good race. Date of review: June 24, 2007