In short: excellent warm up for bigger races or new starters. small friendly race, great encouragement from organisers and fellow runners, great race to meet fellow runners to swap help and advice Date of review: April 2, 2012
In short: excellent friendly 5k suitable for all In full: What a nice friendly bunch! This was my first 5k of the year The people running it ensured everyone knew where they were going. Its fast enough for club runners but theres enough of us plodders to make you not feel odd one out Date of review: February 7, 2010
In short: Lovely race with some friendly folks, don't be put off by all the club runner boys In full: I had planned to run this race before but faciitis kept ruining my running calendar. I had heard good things before from a friend who is a club runner.
My friend has only just started running and has never run a race before so I suggested this would be a good distance and race to start with. Now I have some orthotics and have just started running again I thought this would be a nice re-introduction for me to.
We were made to feel very welcome by a couple of nice club runners who told us where to register and to start.
My friend became a little intimitated (as did I) when more runners turned up and they all seemed to be lads and club runners but there seemed to be no judgement on their part.
We were glad when some ladies and non club runners arrived. There were some lovely kids cheering everyone on.
I'm really glad for my friend that this was her first race, it's a lovely course in a pretty park. The only gripe would be there are some pits and holes in the tarmac which takes it out on your feet a bit - but Manchester City Council arent known for seamless roads and paths.
We both look forward to returning, I especially so because I want to beat the lass that tonked me in the last 20 metres - she was ace.
I would definitely recommend! Date of review: October 4, 2009
In short: Enjoyable local race In full: Nice little 5K, shame about the two sharpish corners but otherwise a fast course. Easy parking and only costs £2 for students (although £5 sounds quite expensive for non-attached runners)!! Will most certainly do again. Date of review: May 4, 2009
In short: Excellent for this beginner, and many more too! In full: My first race and loved it. Very friendly atmoshpere. Set in a nice, easy to find park with plenty of parking. There is even a playground for the kids to amuse themselves on while you run. Great race for spectators too Date of review: March 2, 2009