In short: Fantastic In full: My second outing at this event but my first 10 miler due to last year being cut short because of the floods. It falls very nicely after the Cumbrian Run and it is a definate for me next year......it's 60th running......how good is that............does anyone know where to find the results on line ?? Date of review: November 21, 2010
In short: No frills, but fair enough In full: Things I liked: the majority of the runners were friendly and supportive; stewards in most of the places you'd have wanted them and (again) generally supportive; the comparative novelty of the distance; the fact that it is round the corner from my friend's house.
Things I wasn't so keen on: some "clubbiness", particularly amongst those there very early, some unfriendliness (you might even say brusqueness) from a few of the organisers. Start seemed slightly haphazard - those of us at the back were still trying to get out of the car park when the gun went off. I didn't see a starting "line" as such so just clicked my watch timer when it seemed like the right point. Also, a little bit more water would have been nice on the way round.
I guess if you're a goody-bag fan you should know that there isn't one. You can buy a t-shirt at the end, but that's it. There is a part of me that likes that, although I know it annoys others.
I feel like I've been a bit negative. It is a decent, generally well-organised race - does what it says. If you want to do a 10 miler and live nearby, its probably worth your while. Date of review: November 21, 2010
In short: Lovely flat(ish) route, well marshalled and friendly atmosphere. In full: Seems to be growing in popularity. Start area and getting out onto the main road all seemed very smooth and well organised. Marshalls were brilliant, very supportive and the weather was perfect. Really loved the whole experience. See you all again next year. :)