In short: My 3rd time at the Trafford 10K and it is a great 'race' for club runners. My times have improved each time 36:26 this time! The commentator who 'gets around' was there and he always gives a welcome boost to runners coming in at the end. Lee Date of review: September 19, 2007
In short: fast and flat. don't be intimidated by the vestys and expensive trainerss. In full: I entered this thinking it was similar to the Manchester 10k, tripping over superman's cape and being cheered on by supprters lining the streets 10 deep. How wrong did i want to be!!
As a newbie running my first race, I was reaaally nervous and slightly intimidated by all the club runners in their posh kit. However, once you get going none of that matters. Course was nice and flat. Most of it was round quiet country lanes which was lovely apart from the nasty manure stink from farms and nearly tripping over a dead pheasent. ick! Water at half way came in cups which were hard to drink from and i missed my face entirely and dribbled the whole lot down my leg.
It was really nice to have a marshall on the last corner to call out your name. i felt really special even though i was one of the tail enders (easily pleased, i know!)
All in all, a great place to do your first runner's race. see you next year! Date of review: September 19, 2007
In short: Nice flat course In full: This is the second time i've entered this race, the first being in March and was my first ever race so i was looking forward to doing it again. Despite a recent health scare i managed to knock 7 mins off my previous time so i was well chuffed. The organisation and the weather were good but if the previous coments about the sweep cars attitude were true that guy should hang his head in shame. If anything that just goes to highlight the one draw back in that it does seem much more geared towards serious club runners than novices like myself Date of review: September 10, 2007
In short: Not impressed at all with the club In full: This is a local race that many people from our running club participate in both in March and Spetmber. I competed it yesterday with many people from my running club, 2 of whom were at the back, finishing in a very respectable 1h10m. The man in the sweep car both offended and upset both of these runners by practically hurring them along, asking if there were going to finsh the race and if they wanted a lift. I think this is disgusting and has left many of our running club fuming. The conditions were warm yesterday with many finding it quite hard to get a decent time but reardless of this, should anyone left feeling as upset as these girls were at the end of the race by a member of the club holding the race? There was also no-one from the running club around at the end, leaving the commnetator that was a guest on the day trying to console these 2 runners. I will definitely not be doing this race again, regardless of it being a local race and having fantastic PB potential Date of review: September 10, 2007
In short: A flat race with more serious runners than beginners I ran it in just overan hour and was right at the back. A flat, friendly, easy run, which for the heat of the day could have done with more than one small cup of water to help us along. Date of review: September 10, 2007