In short: Great but for the buses In full: Like one of the earlier reviewers, I really enjoyed the race, but the organisation of the buses ruined the day. As an elderly small well mannered lady, I was constantly pushed to the back of queues which were not marshalled or organised, and I waited 55 minutes in the cold and rain. Was not happy about that. I have done the race before and had no problem then. Date of review: April 25, 2014
In short: Maybe not flawless In full: Whilst agreeing in principle with the previous correspondent one aspect of the organisation which require urgent attention next year is that of the coach transfer.Specifically - on the completion of the race I left the park and joined the orderly queue on the road outside the pub.Approximately 20 other runners were patiently awaiting the re-arrival of the coaches which had previously departed with the faster runners. The queue grew in length as it was obvious I had just missed the previous coaches.When the coaches arrived back they manoeuvered around the roundabout and stopped at the END of the queue.Those at the back of the now really long queue immediately rushed to the three coaches preventing those at the front from gaining access!The coaches left leaving a body of disgruntled and cold participants - to add insult to injury it began to rain.When the coaches arrived back , yet again , I timed the wait which those at the front of the queue had had to endure was in excess of 45 minutes ! Please excuse this rant but a few of us besides being wet and cold were a lttle disgruntled to say the least. The moral of this tale is that if a marshall had have been present an orderly queue could have been organised in order gain access to the coaches in the correct and fair sequence. Apart from the above , as usual this was a well organised and enjoyable event. Date of review: April 22, 2014
In short: This race is made for first timers! In full: Excellent event.Easy parking next to the start, a traffic free route, good marshalling , as flat as you get roads,free transport back to the start in a luxury coach and albeit cotton< a well designed t-shirt. A bargain at the price.
In short: Nothing beats running past stationary traffic! In full: Well organised, a mix of all sorts of runners. Great finishing line and refreshments there. Running over the iconic Runcorn-Widnes bridge is just brilliant. A great way to start Easter Sunday, using up enough calories for a guilt-free Easter egg! Date of review: April 2, 2013