In short: Good atmosphere, nice T-shirt & stadium finish In full: A busy 10K set off in 2 waves to reduce the crowding at the twisty points. Quite a crowd on the course cheering along, but poor water stations. All made better by the stadium finish. Nice technical T-Shirt, with a DIY goody bag to collect on your walk out of the stadium. Date of review: April 4, 2012
In short: Great stadium finish In full: A big event for a local charity. Great pen start, let the elites go away well. City centre route very stop start, lots of tight turns,windy, and a few fly overs to negociate but still PB'able. great last few km on the cycle route and stadium finish, great support.
In short: its all about the stadium finish! In full: fine organisation as ever. pretty nippy course if you dont get stuck in some of the twisty bottlenecks. good crowd around the start/finish and excellent noise in the stadium at the end. Date of review: April 13, 2010
In full: This was my 3rd time of doing this race and although the scenery isn't brilliant I do like the twists and turns of running around the streets in the city centre. It's a great race for a PB and definitely a beginner friendly race. I finished in 40.07 and like the person said before - damn those 7 seconds - but all in all a great day. Date of review: April 12, 2010
In short: Not a bad trot - not spectacular In full: Whilst I was half asleep at the start, this did turn into a pretty good race, and I beat my 10k PB by over a minute.
Plenty of people turned up for this race, and I was amused by the route through the centre - some puzzled looking old folk sat on benches watching the runners pass through. I think the fact it started at 9:30 meant the crowds were never going to be substantial. This I don't get - why not start a 10k race at 11am?
It was good to see a really mixed crowd though - plenty of the young, middle, and old. Seemed like a great family occasion.
The finish inside the statium was excellent though - plenty of people cheering the runners in. Didn't see Fabrizio Ravanelli anywhere, but you can't have everything.
Not sure if I would do this one again, as I like collecting shiny things and the 10k runners got a T-shirt, no medals. Not even some free chocolate or sweets at the end actually. The T-shirt is quite nice actually. But only worthy of the word nice. Date of review: April 12, 2010
In short: Decent race, apart form the website In full: Good race, but let down by its website. Would like to know my time but the website fails to load (as it did last year). Sunday evening and still waiting for the results to be published, despite it saying results will be online "very soon" Date of review: April 11, 2010