In short: A cracking race in a wonderful location In full: This is a really cracking race around the lovely town of Ellesmere - just beautiful. The organization is superb, fantastic marshmallows, great cakes and refreshments and the Lakelands School a great base. Well done the Oswestry Olympians. Bryan Dale' s photos are an added bonus. It would be hard to find a better race anywhere!
In short: Friendly and fast 10K In full: A friendly, fast and enjoyable race. A personal best for me and although not completely flat had only gentle climbs and a nice long descent back into Ellesmere. A friendly welcome at the school base for this race, marshalls encouraging and an overall good feeling for the event. Good to have free photos from www.racephotos.org.uk if only I looked like an athlete in them... definitely back for next year. Date of review: September 17, 2013
In short: Excellent race, would definitely come back! In full: This was an excellent race, with a nice course and an excellent goody bag (for the price). I managed a PB, and think I could probably have gone a touch faster... so I'll be back! ;-) I must add a special mention to Bryan the photographer who took hundreds (thousands?) of excellent photographs and let runners have high resolution copies for free! It really was a lovely touch, which adds to feel of the event. See you next year! Date of review: September 9, 2013
In short: Thoroughly enjoyable day all round In full: Can’t fault this race at all. Friendly organisers/marshals, chip timed, free goody bag incl. shirt. Plenty of homemade goodies to sample afterwards. I made use of the massage facilities after the race to have aching calf muscles eased. Despite what others have said about the course not being flat, I personally think you would do well to get much flatter. Also, must give a mention to great free photos from Bryan Dale at racephotos.org.uk. Bryan also kindly e-mailed me a few of the high resolution shots he had taken Date of review: September 8, 2013
In full: Great race/course with PB potential, Good atmosphere from start to finish. Great free photos from Bryan at racephotos.org, He sent me 4 Hi-res photos for free!! How much would that cost at other events? Perhaps could do with a fun run for the kids around the school field with a little medal for them. Will be back next year. Date of review: September 1, 2013
In short: My first race. Great atmosphere, great course, very scenic. The race photographs taken by Bryan of Racephotos were brilliant, great momento of a really good day. Date of review: August 30, 2013
In short: Undulating course, multiterrain, PB potential. In full: A PB, first in my age group, well stocked goody bag and chocolate cake to die for - what more can you ask for! Course was more undulating than appeared from the displayed profile, but definite PB potential. Big thanks to Bryan Dale for the excellent photos. Could have done with a PA at the Start / Finish to keep runners and supporters informed. Date of review: August 29, 2013
In short: Great from start to finish In full: entered only a few days in advance and was very impressed by the price, the organisation and the overall quality of the event. Car parking was plentiful and very well organised, race number pick up very quick and smooth, great refreshments and cheap too, goody bag very good and t shirt - shame no medal but can't have everything!! Good course and traffic free almost, Hit a PB by a good 30 seconds, the canal bridges at the end were a surprise!! Overall very good event well recommended. Once again great FREE photos from Bryan Dale at racephotos.org.uk Date of review: August 27, 2013