In short: Tougher than expected but glorious In full: Whilst it's tougher than it used to be - now featuring trail/cross country elements - it is an interesting route and the scenery on such a sunny day was beautiful.
When I finally saw the 9k marker I was gutted thinking I was heading for my slowest ever 10k, and then just around the corner I didn't believe that it could just be straight to the finish - I was looking for a loop of the field... It meant when I got such an improved PB it was a genuine shock and delight!
As a Clowne myself this race was great to run because I knew most of the marshals including my husband and best friend and hearing all the shouts of "come on SJ!" really did help. Thanks to everyone who marshalled. Date of review: May 17, 2010
In short: Fantastic atmosphere and well organised route despite last minute changes In full: A little bit of everything - village atmosphere, a small hill, canals, roads, fields, urban and rural. Date of review: May 10, 2010
In short: The Results are on the Clowne Road Runners Website In full: A big thank you to all who took part, and thank you for your comments.....much appreciated.
The 10k and Fun Run results (provisional) are now on the Clowne Road Runners website: http://www.clowneroadrunners.org/3counties10k.html
You will also find a link to the official photographer’s website although there will be some appearing in our own photo area on our website. This is our first 10K event so your comments are always appreciated.
Finally, if you would like to up the distance we also organise the Clowne Half Marathon normally held in November……hope to see some of you there.
If anyone needs to get in touch please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In short: New course is tougher than last year but still a very enjoyable race. In full: The new course was certainly a tougher challenge than the previous one. I'd doubt very much you'd get a good pb here. The K markers were a little erratic but other than that the organisation and marshalling was top class. Definately a trail race rather than a road race now but if anything this sets it out from a lot of other 10ks. Whatever the course I'll be back next year. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Lovely atmosphere, very well marshalled, scenic and a great race. In full: I enjoyed this race. A nice and diverse course, only one hill, super organisation and an excellent tech t-shirt at the finish. I did a PB but had hoped to be a little faster after the training I'd put in, you definitely lost some time going over the 3 or 4 stiles, and the gates. Not to worry though, I would definitely do this again. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: friendly and interesting In full: well organised, cheerful encouraging marshalls. Lovely scenery, good mix of terrains, really enjoyed this. No chance of a PB but wasn't aiming for one, rather a sweet little race on a nice sunny morning. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Friendly, well-organised race with interesting route. Thoroughly recommended. In full: Really enjoyed it. Nice variety of terrain: one proper hill, not long after start, then mostly flat. Canal-side sections very picturesque. Liked the off-road stretches, which gave respite for feet. Very well marshalled. Good quality tee-shirt at finish. Several stiles en route caused minor traffic jams - could be a pain for more serious runners (looking for PBs) but for the rest of us provided nice excuse to stop for a few seconds and get some breath back. Big thanks to the Clowne club. Date of review: May 9, 2010