In short: Hot and Windy this year In full: The organisation just gets better all the time. This time there just seemed to be no traffic to contend with on the downhill to the finish. I've now got a collection of 5 mugs which i hope will grow substantially (I'm guessing purple next year). It was pretty hot and windy, so a long way from my previous best in this race, but, looking at the times, it wasn't just me! A big thank you to all who organise this truly brilliant event Date of review: May 4, 2011
In short: Thamks for the personalised number plate! In full: Forgot to bring my number this year, and after a thoroughly deserved Yorkshire bollocking, the nice lady did me a personalised number plate with an additional smiley for luck. I then promised a course best. At about 4.5 miles, feeling tired, I thought of the smiley, dug in and beat my previous best by a good 10 seconds. Where else would you get such good service, and indeed inspiration. Another thing - I can always get an enthusiastic support team for kirkbymoorside as it's a great day for spectators too. Thanks to everyone - see you next year Date of review: May 3, 2010
In short: Flat and Friendly In full: Great atmosphere, well organised and just what's needed in October - A 10k road. There's not many about at this time of year. There's a little tester hill; a bridge over the M62 at 5 and a bit miles which is naturally twice as high as when you cross it at half a mile, but otherwise it's flat. The only improvement that could be made would be for the guys at the water station to hand the water out instead of leaving it on the table and then standing in front of the table. Date of review: January 2, 2009
In short: What a fast first mile... In full: It was freezing foggy flat and calm. I knocked 40 seconds off my PB, having also scored a PB the previous year. Everyone started fast and just kept going.... We all just looked at each other, shook our heads and said "too fast" as we clocked the time at the first mile. I'll bet there were lots of PBs today. You can tell it's a good race when the "hill" that caught you out last year seems to have disappeared! The Coffee lady was ever so pleasant and friendly, and Fish & Chips in Cleethorpes are always superb. Date of review: January 1, 2009
In short: Perfect 10 In full: Flat - It's definitely flat. Hi hisweb, -I train in the vale of York and even I would not class the inclines as hills. Also, hisweb, the nike+ doesn't use GPS so it's unlikely to be accurate. My Garmin read 9.99m at the end. Sorry you had a bad experience. Freezing and still - Best possible conditions - Wear a hat, gloves long sleeves and undercrackers -you'll be fine. Tip for blokes - Make sure your race number covers your nipples -then you only need one layer.
Perfect PB conditions. I knocked 3 minutes+ off my previous best.
The start was good, with a nice steady jog to the line, although I didn't hear a whistle or gun at the start. Started near the back, but soon got through the stragglers - There's always enough time in a 10-miler with a relively small field. Got stuck a bit on the 2-way section where overtaking was difficult. My only quibble would be the finish where sprinting was difficult due to the pavement being clogged with street furniture, spectators and dogs.
The banter was excellent. Date of review: December 5, 2008
In short: Tough race, great atmosphere. just finishing feels like a real achievement In full: A real taste of Yorkshire. Brass band, tough running, scenery, real support and a great atmosphere all round. This feels like a real event. This year, the hill at the start looked less forbidding than last year, but the weather was a little warmer, so you felt it much more. Still got caught by the last hill, despite paying it the respect it demands - unlike last year. The last downhill saw some casualties, mainly due to the humidity, so well done for having 2 water stations. I run my fastest half mile ever by 10 seconds after 5 miles running which shows how quick the last bit is. Date of review: May 4, 2008
In short: Recommended Everyone should do it once In full: Did this run to conquer the hill at 4 miles that nearly killed me last year (I come from the flat valleys). it didn't look nearly as big this year, and I still had some breath left for the uphill finish. So, job done. Having said that, the new course was a bit of a let down, with no stadium finish, and what I am sure was an extra hill at 4km. I only just got to the bog and back for the start - compromising my warm up. I won't be doing this next year, but only because my running priorities have changed - but I'd recommend it to anyone as safe, challenging and fun. Date of review: March 30, 2008
In short: Glamorous, testing and fast - What more could you want? In full: The Humber bridge is unique and baffling. It is uphill all the way out, on the East side, yet it is also uphill all the way back on the west side! Well organised, a real challenge and a PB. A good job I'd managed to train on hills last week! Date of review: June 3, 2007