In short: Great race for pbs, good value and nice local feel. In full: Well done Chester Tri on a great race. The little things make the difference: tagging photos with race numbers, emailing your time to you etc. Date of review: May 20, 2012
In short: Always a good event In full: Nice fast course, twice thru the Village where there seemed to be plenty of support for everyone, good organisation. Run on a nice warm spring evening with plenty of options for subsequent local refreshment; what more could you ask for? Two only very slight criticisms: no proper directions from the recommended (and rather distant) car park to the registration point, also the km markers were a little bit out; 1st and 3rd definitely short, 5th long. Date of review: May 13, 2008
In short: Fast race around a beautiful village. Good quality entry. In full: Very little to fault with this race. Probably the best 5K I've run in. Organisation was great. Accurate KM markers. Lovely village. Quick entry and a fast course. Not a bowling green flat course but nothing severe. Definite PB potential. Good support around the course. Date of review: May 13, 2008
In short: Fast race in nice village setting In full: I agree with the +ve comments about this race. I PB'd by 12 seconds and didn't have any problems with the organisation, marshalling etc. It's unfortunate that one reviewer had a bad experience, presumably prompted by a lost entry, but these things happen and it's not the fault of the organisers if things get lost in the post. Surely the thing to do was contact the race organisers via their website or RW, where the contact e-mail is listed, before turning up. Date of review: May 12, 2008
In short: Well organised friendly clubbie race, fast course In full: A well organised friendly small clubbie race. Fast course with definite PB potential. Well marshalled, good turnout, easy to find. I'll do it again.
As for Rob Barker's review... I think Rob, that if you took that attitude into the race you were definitely not going to enjoy it.
It isn't a beginners' race, doesn't claim to be one, doesn't have big sponsors or razzmatazz, that's why there's no momento or goody bag.
As for the finish funnel, did you know that the times are recorded as you cross the line but your race number is noted at the end of the funnel ? Which is why you have to keep moving along and keep your position relative to those who finished just in front or behind you, or you'll mess-up the whole of the results. If you stopped dead in the funnel at a busy time with lots of others finishing at roughly the same time, I'm not surprised you were hustled along it by a marshal - the hassle and stress of finish-line marshalling is enough to give grey hairs to those who are, remember, unpaid volunteers.
From saying you paid £8, you clearly aren't a member of a running club or it would have been only £6. Perhaps you should consider joining a club, saving yourself £2 for every race entered and you'd soon find yourself out marshalling at your club's race or maybe involved in race organisation, putting something into the sport... Date of review: May 11, 2008