In short: Great venue for a race but a few gripes In full: Facilities at the complex are fantastic and a major plus for this event.Route a bit dull but at least the three laps were not identical.Good turnout hundreds more than last year.
On the down side there were bottles of water available en route but cups at the end. Would have appreciated it being the other way round.Not too worried about the lack of medal but there was no date on the T-shirt so no souvenir with '2006' on it. Chip timing a fiasco and could put a few people off if not addressed for next year.
Overall mixed. The Bupa race has taken a few knocks as some perceive the City Of Manchester to be the event for serious runners but without accurate timing that view is hard to justify. Date of review: June 26, 2006