In short: BHF still don't know how to organise a real event In full: Like every BHF event I've been to, very poor, - course wasn't 10k (0.2 miles over, at least), start and finish situated on a muddy field for no good reason, generic non-event-specific medal and t-shirt fit for the bin. Not a stopwatch in sight and if any results, even a first 10 finishers, get released for this I'll be amazed.
That and the droning repetition of the announcer just sums up a very poor event from a charity that still need to learn how to organise a proper running event that real runners will enjoy. Date of review: October 31, 2010
In short: The hills! :( In full: As everyone else said, queuing for the numbers was the one big organisational mistake but I'm sure this won't be repeated next year. The impressive army of marshals were necessary to navigate around the twisty back-streets of Stockport, although running on the main roads rubbing elbows with cars wasn't very nice. Nearly died when it dawned on me there was only one water station at 5 miles - at least one more would have been nice. All in all a challenging course, probably a bit too challenging for my first 10 mile, but I'll be back next year determined to devour the hills (the hills! :() Date of review: December 11, 2007
In short: Should have called it a 4.1k In full: As said by others, this 5k race was actually 4.1km according to the Garmin, and given the size of the park this can only be put down to poor organisation. Bafflingly the race also started over 15 minutes late, apparently because the organisers were waiting and hoping for more competitors to turn up. What kind of event hangs around and delays the start in this way? Paper-thin t-shirt souvineer probably won't last more than one wash, but I suppose it was better than nothing. Overall very average, could try harder next time. Date of review: October 22, 2007