In short: Interesting way of awarding prizes for slower runners In full: Despite the first 5 female runners across the line being V40s the organisers contrived to award prizes to the first 3 `senior women' even though the fastest in this category was over 20 mins behind the race winner and 2 mins behind the 4th F40 who got nothing.
Shame as the course organisation and marshalling was excellent Date of review: March 3, 2008
In short: Well organised local race with friendly marshalls and race organiser In full: Had a great day thanks to the co-operation of DDT. We ran the course once as a warm up, raced then once again as a warm down for a long run.
One point about the prizes - how about calling up the first man and woman together, then 2nd man and woman etc for equality's sake.
Would definitely choose this again for a Christmas blast. Date of review: December 17, 2006
In short: Top HM in the area In full: Excellent marshalling and organisation as usual. I think some of the mile markers between 1 and 8 could do with remeasuring though... Date of review: January 23, 2006
In short: Excellent organisation and friendly marshalls. In full: Flat course - has pb potential. On the other hand would have been frustrating to be on pb time turning into the last section with slippy mud. Nothing the organisers can do about that though. Maybe some matting on the grass in the last 100m?
Good choice on venue and HQ - plenty of changing space and bar. Ample car parking as well.
Any idea why the start was delayed by 10 mins? Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Excellent all round as usual In full: I found no trouble getting a decent start. But then I don't run around 45 mins for a 10k then slag off `walkers' like some on here. If you think you're fast enough, get to the front Wayne. Date of review: November 27, 2005
In short: Thanks for the constructive feedback, folks In full: We feel it went better than last year but still need to iron out providing a clear starting noise (easily sorted) and a better finish area (less easy but we have some ideas).
Re. the comments of Wayne Heppenstall which were rather negative, we can't find his name on the race results anywhere. If he has been missed off we're sorry and would like him to get in touch so we can amend the situation.
Otherwise should we assume he did not run the race at all, or ran it under a different name? Date of review: November 26, 2005