In short: Great charity run with runners of all abilities In full: This was a decent race with people of all abilities. Because of the cause people will tur up year after year. However, this has the potential to be a fantastic race, but there are niggly things that are only small that could be done soooo much better which would really complete the race.
There should be pens at the start, runners didnt know where they should be and this probably multiplied the problems of walkers etc at the start.
The crowd - great numbers turned up, but for a "fantastic atmosphere" race most were just stood at the side, no applause etc. COME ON PEOPLE, show some support to the runners. I know groups were fantastic giving support (Special mention to Macmillan supporter people, as they were great)
Not a bad run in summary, but as others have pointed out. If the minor things could be sorted out then it would make the day even better. This is not intended as a dig at the organisers as they do put on a decent event and its a great thing they are doing. Date of review: June 21, 2009
In short: I got a PB!!! In full: Pretty decent race, not too flat but the downhills mean a PB is possible. A pretty long hill from miles 4.5-6 with then a quick downhill and field section to finish on. Marshalling good, all run on the road with many people in sight all of the time. Date of review: November 17, 2008
In short: PB course with a hill to finish, leave something in the tank for the last km. In full: I would get rid of the waves if possible and try and get a better first 1km as it was too twisty and hard to pass slower runners. Good touch to run under Hillsbrough. Very good support at the start/finish and at half way and a decent goodybag. Price a bit steep for a 10k but they always are at a "big run" like this.
I will be there again next year. Date of review: September 11, 2008