In short: Elite race - loaded with quality In full: Have run this 2011 and 2012 as part of the elite race. Excellent opportunity for a fast time. Packed full of great runners. Highly recommend any runner looking for a Pb or a fast end of season time to enter. All about the race, not any silly goody bags etc. Date of review: October 3, 2013
In full: First class organisation by Dave Mansbridge and the Telford team. Friendly organised and no nonsense. Costs down and non of the fluff associated with more expensive 10ks (No More t- shirts!)Obviously a class field but P.B potential for all and thats the challenge for every runner. Knowle and Dorridge contingent will make this a regular event. Best 10k of the year by far. Date of review: December 21, 2012
In short: For £6it was an absolute bargain - definate PB potential In full: Not the best course - and a few too many runners for a very narrow out and back route, it became difficult to overtake up and down the old railway track. Having said that....for £6 entry fee, with a medal at the end it was a very fast course, nice and flat as long as you can get a good start in the masses race. Definately one for next year to go for another pb Date of review: December 18, 2012
In short: TOO CONGESTED - TOO MANY RUNNERS In full: Bargain price, but the course isnt really suitable for 700+ runners, you have to walk/jog the first couple of minutes. Date of review: December 18, 2012
In short: No airs or graces, just FAST. In full: Straightforward old fashioned race, sadly no recovery goodies except a bottle of still water but an inexpensive entry fee so no complaints. Loads of fantastic runners to compete against and a very fast course compared to the other road 10k I have previously run. So despite winter training kicking in, myself and most of the elite runners still clocked PB or SB. I was delighted to have made the trip. Wholly recommend to anyone as an end of year bonus race. Date of review: December 19, 2011
In short: Quick and Flat In full: Not the most scenic course, park pathways, a little narrow in places, but hats off to the other runners, everybody seemed to start in roughly the right place today I had no problems with congestion (I ran the masses). Would recommend this as an end of year test to see how your looking heading into Spring Marathon training as the course has serious PB potential.
Medal was low-key, however for £8 a medal is a big bonus.
No major issues with organisation, free car parking, easy pick up of numbers and 2 wave start an excellent idea on this course.
Organizers kept us updated on the runners world forum regarding the snow/ice risk for those travelling some distance.
All in all worth a go, no outstanding features other than a considerable chance of bagging yourself an early Christmas present in the shape of a big PB, and that has surely got to be worth it?!?!? Date of review: December 18, 2011
In short: Worth the asking price! In full: Good points: Nice warm tent at start for baggage/waiting. Mile markers spot on, in correct positions. Loads of parking. Early update on whether race was going ahead via website. Pre-race info & directions. Optional charge for medal....excellent, as medals not always wanted. Fast course. Bad points: Very very congested start and the whole course very narrow, very difficult to overtake too with runners coming at you head on (out and back route) Date of review: December 18, 2011