In short: The organisers should be proud! In full: My first marathon, and afterwards i said it would be my only one!! however 24 hours later already thinking about doing another one. If they are as well organised as this with as much support on the course than yesterdays then im game for another!!! If you choose Chester as your first one then you have made the right choice, from the minute i enetered to the minute i came in at the end, the event was organised like clockwork, really well done to every one involved you should be proud. Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Hot, Hilly, lovely little race In full: Loved the course and the set up. Very friendly all the way through. Loved the fact this is not a huge event i.e easy parking, drinks, finish line etc etc. tough course but will defo be doing next year. Well done everyone today. Date of review: July 3, 2011
In short: Best 10k on the calender? i'd say so!! In full: This was the first race i ever did this time last year, so was a must again this year as i enjoyed it so much last time. I wanted to ensure that i hadnt enjoyed it so much last year because it was my first race, joy of finishing etc However after competeing in 8 other 10k races since, i can catergorically say that this is the best 10k on the calender! Superb views, brilliant organisation, lovely course, hill is a challenge but once done a great feeling, just a great race. Ive got to mention the absolute superb stewards, the friendliest bunch i have met on my runs! just keep you going.
Brilliant, look forward to the same race next year, thanks! Date of review: February 14, 2011
In short: Worth it for the scenery In full: I'll be doing this again next year the scenery was fantastic. The race overall was well organised, and the spectators all around the course were so pleasant spurring you on. The run up the orm is very hard so just bare that in mind if your a beginner. But managed to run all the way round in under 2 hours so very pleased. 2 minor points for next year:
1: Sort the t-shirt and medal giving part out, having to queue for 20mins when you've finished is not good on the limbs! 2: Sorry but the amount of dog poo down the paths was disgusting, maybe the council need to install more waste bins. Date of review: November 22, 2010
In short: Wet wet wet In full: 2 points for next year, send numbers and chips in the post and get more portable loo's!! Apart from that, great race, great atmosphere, started on time and i enjiyed it very much, will definately do it again next year. The weather was terrible but made it more interesting down some of the lanes. Date of review: October 4, 2010
In short: Hot hot hot!!! In full: Lovely setting, nice route, however this was a very hot day and there were alot of people stopping, most notably alot of club runners who looked like the heat got them. A few tastey little hills to overcome, particularly the one you go up 3 times! overall i enjoyed the race, however a PB can be forgotten about, and for a first time race runner i would probably recommend an alternate run. Date of review: August 18, 2010
In short: Dont do it for the views!!!! In full: Ok race, the athletics stadium to start and finish was really good and the overall atmosphere was good. Potential for a PB very high, although i did'nt as i have just come back from an injury. Couple of things to improve for next year: - More toilets, not many, big long lines waiting - Marshalls that speak! - People running in at the end were forgotten about, and not alot of people who had finisehd the race realised there were still people running, myeslf included! marshals should have been shouting etc
Finally the scenery, or lack of, theres not much that can be done about this but maybe instead of looping the stadium go elsewhere and just do one biggr lap. Date of review: July 4, 2010
In short: Lovely scenery, great organisers, loved it!! In full: This was my first ever running race and i couldnt have chosen a better one! Will definately be on the calender every year. Stewards, tourists etc were all supportive and spurred you on. Would recommend highly for first time runners, although be ware running up the orm isnt easy!! Date of review: March 28, 2010
In short: Enjoyabe for a first time half marathon runner In full: Just two very minor points that maybe could have been slightly better. The start was over crowded and got a bit intense with people jostling, maybe put the bariiers much further back next year. And the water stations, were not replenished quick enough had to wait twice for drinks.
Other thn that superb loved it! Date of review: March 28, 2010