In short: Made me a happy first-time 10k-er! In full: Anyone who has read the thread will know that l was nervous as hell about this, my first at 10k. All the advice was right, though - this was an easy intro to the distance; competitive enough not to feel like a fun-run but with plenty of breadth to the field.
It's been said elsewhere, but l also appreciated the fact that 2 laps allowed runners to plan for the second-time around the course (not that l had a very complicated plan - just keep going!!!).
Agree with others re the parking along Lichfield Rd, though - made for v tricky weaving through walkers/slower runners/spectators during the last 1k, which was irritating in terms of a PB. Date of review: July 2, 2007