In short: Excellent race - 2nd year in a row - would definately run it again In full: Really enjoyed this race - 2nd year in a row. Fast course - great atmosphere. Only thing I would possibly change to stop bunching up at the start would be to arrange runners in accordance with estimated time, even if just had signs stating say 6/7/8/9 minute miles. Only a minor gripe - overall great race - will be back next year! Date of review: February 4, 2014
In short: My 4th time of entering, 3rd time ran (avoided the snow and ice of 2012) And I plan to keep coming back each year. In full: I felt awful but still got a PB this race is a great start to the year and definitely recommend to a new runner looking for their first race.
The traffic (and parked cars on the route) seemed to be more of an issue this year than I have noticed in the past guess it only takes one driver to push past the marshalls and more then follow but a guy about 30m in front of me nearly got taken out at one point Date of review: February 4, 2014
In short: This event is not for the slower runner In full: I pen this critique as one of the slower runners. The marshalls were possibly the most unfriendly and taciturn I have ever encountered ( except for the odd one!)One was also totally unhelpful at a road junction in that I was nearly run down by traffic.This could have been avoided if he had have been attending to what he was supposedly there to do. On returning to the finish I was nearly mown down by club runners cooling down running towards me in bunches with total disregard of the slower finishers.Those who had finished , including spectators were streaming across the road to the car park , thus obstructing the race. I am not normally one to carp about races as I realize the effort to organise them.The above criticisms are those which I trust will be addressed on a future event. Apart from the above the organisation was good and I enjoyed the event. Date of review: February 3, 2014
In short: Enjoyed it, weather helped In full: A nice flat course, start was hectic but within 0.5k things had settled down. A few nicely populated stretches but also a few longish stretches without any speccies at all.
Pretty sure that I'll be back in 2015, hopefully minus the dreaded cold that I brought with me this time. Date of review: February 2, 2014
In short: Excellent organisation In full: Good 5 mile race, the organisation was really good, (considering how many people entered) the car parking was ample and the marshalling for it was excellent. A few nice crowds on busy parts of the race for encouragement. The shop inside the leisure centre had some bargains, at which I got a pair of Brooks Ravenna 4's for £40! The race was as flat as it could have been, the only thing is that id suggest for the faster runners to get to the front as it was a real mix, and some slow people thought it would be a good idea to go at the front...but I suppose you get this at every race... Date of review: February 2, 2014
In short: Well organised and marshalled event In full: Excellent well organised and marshalled event. Plenty of per and post race facilities with excellent nearby car parking. Very flat course with great PB potential. Date of review: February 5, 2013