In short: Nice enough ay to spend a morning. In full: No major gripes. I'd echo the earlier points about the path being narrow at times, and the area wherever the corporate relay types were around was usually congested but plenty of water and the coppers and marshalls were all good.
Definitely concur with the earlier point about the top totty. Ladies of Leeds take a bow. Date of review: May 13, 2007
In short: A decent enough event - will do it next year In full: No major problems for me.
Sure, the start is congested, the scenery dull and the finish even more congested (and 'policed' by at least one continually rude marshall)but these aren't factors likely to seriously ruin anyone's day.
The course is pretty flat, there's a good 'big event' feel to it, it welcomes all standards, theres plenty of support and it helps a good cause.
I'll certainly do it again next year. Date of review: November 27, 2006
In short: High hills and a bad case of wind In full: Far more hilly than I'd have imagined and this wasn't helped by very strong winds. They combined to make this a prety tough 10 miler.
That said, it was a good challenge, excellent scenery, well organised.
Special mention to the girls on the second water station. If they kept up that level of enthusiasm and encouragemnt the whole time they'll be more tired than us runners! Date of review: November 5, 2006
In short: Very enjoyable morning In full: Excellent race. The hills made it challenging enough without being impossible. The organisation was very good, the HQ at the leisure centre had everything needed, loads of parking. Excellent support from marshalls and spectators. Date of review: October 1, 2006
In short: Nice enough run - shame about the weather In full: The pluses:
Pleasant enough route with not too much on the road - would be very scenic on a clearer drier day. Very well organised pre race and not too bad during the race (though a few more marshalls would have been nice). Very nice goody bag with a good quality t-shirt, box of cadburys fingers, couple of bars, 2 teabags(!), crisps, water. Friendly bunch running it and a good mix of abilities. Seemed popular with 6th form girls ;o)
The negatives: The weather really didn't help (but not alot anyone could do about that)as it killed of the spectators to zero (aside from a vocal few at the end); made some of the hills fairly treacherous with the mud so you pretty much had to walk at times. Not a PB course - too many stiles and too undulating but more interesting as a result. Might have been good to seperate walkers and runners at the start.
Overall, for a first event not bad at all. Date of review: September 3, 2006