In short: big improvements this year, will be back next year In full: the organisers of this race really do try very hard! They took on board the comments from last year and made improvements. Very beginner friendly and good support.
Car park was improved, but some of the carparks were a bit of a walk from the start.
Just one final problem, the pace cars. Personally I'm not sure they're necessary for this event, but really couldn't care either way ... if they weren't ploughing though runners/walkers that is! Either get rid of them or have a longer gap between the 5k and 10k starts.
Other than that it was great and well worth the entry fee. Looking forward to doing it again next year. Date of review: October 24, 2010
In short: Much improved. In full: Starting on time and reversing the route made this years race much more enjoyable.Having a new position for the start line meant much more support at the start, which was good. Please bring back the bagpiper next year and keep him in the same spot so that we get to see him twice. More toilets please as I nearly missed the start having queued for 15 min to get into the car park and then queuing for the toilet. The filter at the finish line was a big improvement. Overall, well done. Date of review: October 18, 2010
In short: Great event for runners of all speeds, shapes and sizes In full: I was really looking forward to this race and it didn't disappoint. Entertainment along the way was a nice touch, I think the bagpipe player worked just as hard as we did!
Nearly broke my ankle on the wet cobbles of the Market square, but other than that a really enjoyable race which I'll be doing again next year. Date of review: October 12, 2010
In short: Most improved race of the year............... In full: Organisers have taken on board all the problems from last year and have resolved them. Turning the route around worked brilliantly, the parking was really good, the improved road closures meant a start on time and the finish funnel area was one of the best that I have seen outside of a major City marathon/half-marathon.