In short: Beautiful setting, challenging course, Built on last year, Family Friendly In full: Addition of chip timing would top the event BUT EXCELLANT EVENT, easy parking,2X Free Fun runs for the children, good picknick space, Thx to the Lady for the Bisuits & orange at the finnish.Good trail race thro the Pine forest Date of review: July 20, 2008
In short: Enjoyed it, a few short hills but flat, Good support around the race, Well done to the Cheerleaders outsid RM at Brightside In full: Good race,good suuport, plenty of drinks,Fine with cups, would never drink a full bottle, Good access and parking. Just need to be aware of the run around the stadium at the finnish.Good value, considering the road closures and the cost of the Great North/Yorks 10K events.Plenty of toliets around the stadiumn, all maked on the map.
In short: Enjoyable, tough, Hilly, Good support, GREAT CAUSE, Will run againn In full: Last year 25C,This yr Cool & muddy, great support from marshalls, crowd and the samba band which could be heard all round the course. Lots of non club runners entered but still a challenging course for the serious runner PLUS we are supporting a great cause Date of review: April 24, 2008
In short: Run for the Flat Pb potential, windy but no snow, No atmosphere In full: Good points- PB potential,nice for family picnic afterwards, subject to snow..However race gets very spreadout,little support, very few split signs & in miles! although did see a 5K and thought saw 10K but not at finnish . Biggest moan today is lack of clear sign where the finnish was,hidden behind people and focus was on joining time queue Date of review: April 5, 2008
In short: Enjoyed it, good support/marshalling, nice variety In full: Once found the car park,nice Policeman assisted. Good town centre race, good support, marshalling, in aid of good cause,good weather,good t/shirt. Evene the hills were fine, compared to Great Yorks Run, far better event. Only downside was volume of people at start, but was soon into the grove...Well Done Date of review: March 30, 2008
In short: Beautiful setting, challenging course, good waether - worst finnsh ever In full: Read comments from last yr about the start, in a park this big, Why get such a narrow start BUT NEVER NOT RUN OVER A FINNISH LINE -Finnished in 50 mins had to join the line to cross the finnish line,in a single file, one poor wowman was writing number down - no idea why timing had totally gone, then had to find water and even further the t/shirt. Must improve next year Date of review: October 7, 2007
In short: Challenging course but enjoyable and for a good cause In full: Good trail race but tough, overtaking difficult at between 2-3km,seemed to be some confusion where the start was. Views were good round the Castle.Route mixture of paths and around recently harvest fields. Pity the Brass band stopped before at around the 50 minute mark. Date of review: September 10, 2007
In short: Good to do a big race, well organised - lacked atmosphere In full: First massed event, started worked excellently, got a year PB and for Sheffield relatively flat course but found last 400m challenging. Good to see the top athletes inaction. Plenty of toilets at start, not a great deal of atmosphere on the course. Good to do one large event a year but expensive compared to club events.
Thought the Kids race at the original price £12.00 was poor value, which was reduced by 50%, lack of interest maybe? Goody bags for them were terrible, especially since his father does not drink tea! Some fruit or even small packet of sweets would have been more appropriate.
In short: Enjoyed it, 2 water stations and sponge, good marshalling - Hill was not as bad In full: Good organisation, especailly since had to change course due to flood, nice to get glass instead of t/shirt. Deserves support Date of review: July 8, 2007