In short: Best race of the year In full: I love the Stockport 10, home of the best goodybag and the friendliest marshalls in the UK. 2 tough hills, undulating course and great support all round. Only way to make it better is to provide chip timing for next year, not sure how much this would increase the price. Baragin at the moment, worth it for the t-shirt alone Date of review: December 12, 2010
In short: Great fun, got a PB ! In full: What a great race, yeah the start wasn't great as runners of all abilities were bunched together, but it must be very difficult to place timing zones in a narrow area.
Run up to the top of the Orme was never ending but the sprint down the other side was great fun. No queue when I finished but it was bad later on when friends finished around the 2 hour mark. This is easily fixed by having bags as you finish, or more stalls with the t-shirts.
Energy drink at the top would be good, but the idea of having gulp sized water is actually quite a good one, as that`s all you need.
All in all, cracking race, got round in 1.37, knocking 10 min off my previous best.
In short: Heaven is Hell In full: Finished Hell Runner, best race on my life, around 10 miles on killer hills, falling down muddy banks and wading through 4 foul stinking, up to my chest muddy bogs. Especially when I fell arse over tit over a branch and got a gob full, great stuff. Finished in around 1 hour 30, or something like that. Delamere Forrest, I salute you
In short: Lovely event In full: Cold, cold morning, so dressed for the weather, by the time the race came along, was sunny and very warm, big mistake to wear 3 layers. Oops. Grear run, fast and flat 5 miles in 35 minutes. Thank you Malcolm.
John Richards Stockport Harriers Date of review: October 24, 2010
In full: 13.1 miles (ish) of ankle deep mud, gut wrenching hills, big boulders, knee deep puddles....Loved it, finished in 2 hours 6 mins, crap compared to my road halves but soooo much more fun with beautiful views. (Oh also a 100 foot climb in the 1st mile) Dominos pizza tonight me thinks. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Date of review: October 2, 2010
In short: Top Race In full: Fed up of all the people criticising this race. Its supposed to be a mass participation event, therefore there are going to be slow people in it. The organisers cannot be blamed for people lying on their forms. I'm an average runner (57 mins), I had to dodge past people walking and holding hands, but it is that type of event. It's main function is raising money for charity. The simple solution is if you don't like it, don't enter it. Typical British mentality, can't wait to start moaning.
Well done on a superb event. Date of review: May 27, 2005