In short: Nice race with some big upsides In full: Liked this one - pretty flat course with definite pb potential. So many things were spot on - in future years however I'd make it clearer where runners start from, and also the finish funnel marker was not obvious, the race clock was on 40 when I stopped (I started behing this_ but somehow was 40:48 on my time. This was probably down to it not being clear where the finish line was.
Still great race and will do again. Date of review: August 12, 2010
In short: Nice race with a great feel, organisation and CHEER LEADERS!!! In full: I felt like a quarterback at the NFL with all those great cheerleaders, thanks Girls. The one man band was also a British classic, really nice race. Date of review: March 8, 2009
In short: Nice race, good pb potential and well organised In full: Really rated this race, very simple to take part in with little pressure , well organised with some lovely sea views. Flat course and runner friendly rain made this a great PB opportunuty.
Special mention for free lucozade sport (nice touch).
Really nice to run a course in a place where I'd spent so many holidays as a nipper, and the tower looked so impressive with just its top poking out of the mist.
The only (small) downside was the website and course map (not clear), but all in all a great race and one I will do again.
ps - We stayed in the Holmecliffe hotel which was excellent and literally 100 yards away from the start. Great place that we will use again. Date of review: April 30, 2008
In short: A testing course, mixing long steep climbs with fast downhill sections. Gloroious scenary at the end and quite technical in assesing performance expectations Date of review: September 3, 2007
In short: Nicely set up and a good course In full: First time I've run the D10k and there are lots of good things about it. Nicely set up with minimal pressure, nice to see the locals out and cheering on the runners and the course has a nice mix of long inclines and also long declines. The only snag I found was that the finish wasn't clear from the website maps, so I set off for a strong finish way too early, luckily managed to find some more reserves from where I don't know. But would definitely run it again.
The only other snag was falling foul (no punn intended) of walking to the front of a huge loo queue and feeling very embarrassed when another runner said "there's a queue mate", and after turning around saw a lomg snaking mass of people looking justfiably peturbed - honestly I didn't see you!