In short: Great race under difficult circumstances. In full: The snow & ice made this an organisers nightmare. But they made the best of a bad situation & changed the course to avoid the worst of the ice. Mostly a nice run by the river, though a bit hairy running along the main road as there's no pavement. Nice t-shirt. Sure more would have turned out had the weather not been so bad. Date of review: January 2, 2010
In short: Very friendly race. Great marshals. In full: Very well organised. Great t-shirt & goody bag. Some playful hills, but nothing TOO terrible. A lot around the roads of Stockport, but nice once you got onto the smaller roads by the river. Date of review: December 14, 2009
In short: Flatish with friendly marshals. In full: Nice little race around farmland. Quite fast runners if you're a beginner though. Only 2 of us over 70 mins. Nice medal. Date of review: December 7, 2009
In short: Really fun race In full: It really is a sight to see over 1,000 Santas running down the road! Great fun race. Lots of slower people too, so would be good as a first race. Not great scenery, running through east Manchester, obviously, but the finish running round the athletics track is good. Great medal & goody bag. Santa suits nice & warm as it was a bit cold! Date of review: November 30, 2009
In short: Fab race. Friendly & quick. In full: This was my second year doing this one. It really is a fun little race. Perfect as a first race too. Great value. Just £3, & butties & a drink afterwards too. And a great medal.
Not too much water on the course after all, after weeks of rain.
Great organisers & a nice atmosphere. Couldn't fault it. Date of review: November 23, 2009
In short: Great race, nice views, friendly marshals. In full: My second year doing this one. Nice views on tracks around the Lune Estuary. What a puddle though....!! Eeeeeeeek. Almost a trail race really. Date of review: November 9, 2009
In short: Hard, hilly, muddy, swampy, insane fun In full: A hard 12 mile trail race with hills & swamps. But it feels so much more than that with the atmosphere. Totally bonkers!! Could do with more marshals on the route, as several arrow signs had blown away, & route confusing when this happens. Everyone has to try this one once. I'll be back next year. Date of review: November 2, 2009
In short: Great marshals. Quite hilly, but a good one. In full: Few hills. One went on for ages....but nothing terrible! Very friendly marshals. Nice atmosphere. Great t-shirt. Date of review: October 26, 2009