In short: Flat, scenic, enjoyable race In full: My 2nd time at the Event having previously run it in 2011. This is a fast, flat, mainly off-road route taking in the scenic Elvaston Castle and Country Park and surrounding areas.
Previous comments mention the change of car park but I echo that this was well communicated and controlled on race day and a sensible 5 minute delay to the start time was allowed to ensure everybody made it.
The route is slightly different to what I remember from 2 years ago but it generally fast and flat and good weather will always give an opportunity for a fast time.
A vast improvement from my last run here is the technical t-shirt on offer - Great job. Once suggestion for improvement is that there should be a longer run-off area once you cross the finishing line. The run finishes on a fairly narrow path and with spectators and well wishers either side it can easily get congested.
Overall this a great and well established event. Excellent value with a quality t-shirt. Well done Sinfin. Date of review: June 6, 2013
In short: Good stuff! In full: Very good race at a great venue. Only have 1 issue - the end always seems to lack atmosphere and seems a bit of an anti climax. The rest is perfect though, can't fault it. Date of review: June 3, 2013
In short: Great race on a beautiful day In full: Even without the fact that I did a massive PB today I would recommend this race. Lovely scenery, flat course and excellent marshalling. Date of review: June 2, 2013
In short: Nice day out in the country In full: Good communication from the organisers letting us know by email of the change to car parking which led to to a good warm up and down as it was a good 10 to 15 minute walk to the start and back again. Presumably this was because of the previous week's rain so not their fault. The course is enjoyable ranging from going through the shady woods, up through the castle courtyard and its cobbles then out in to the sunshine along the river and back which is all quite flat. Dissapointed at the finish though as they'd run out of t-shirts for us slower runners. The guy said they expected to run out due to the high number of on the day entries, mmm, they did redeem themselves though by promising to send it on. Still enjoyed the event and will do it again, thanks guys. Date of review: June 2, 2013
In short: Excellent challenge for beginners In full: This was only my 2nd ever 10k race and its flat terrain allowed me a PB time. It was well organised and much of the route is set in the beautiful Elvaston Park and surrounds. I'm looking forward to next year's event already. Date of review: June 6, 2011
In short: A very well organised race in delightful surroundings with a friendly atmosphere! In full: First time at a smaller club race and I have to say I was very impressed. The organisation of the race was fabulous with plenty of friendly, encouraging marshalls along the route. The route was in itself very flat and there is excellent opportunity to clock yourself a personal best without fail. It was of multi terrain consisting of tarmac, gravel type paths and some cobbles up near the castle. This is definitely on my racing calendar for next year. Well done to all involved in organising the race for us to enjoy, you did yourselves proud. Date of review: June 5, 2011