In short: my favourite 10k ! In full: Third time running this race and it's now a firm fixture in my calendar. I was recovering from injury this year but taped myself and popped a couple of painkillers rather than miss it. Change to route this year meant we started at same place/time as half marathon. Things a bit handknitted at this point but porridge & hot drinks provided to keep spirits up. Glad to see chip mat at start rather than mass start as previously. Don't do this race for the goody bag - there isn't one! Do it for the feel good fundraising and glorious setting.
In short: Mostly flat, a fast course with a friendly atmosphere. Worth the trip! In full: First time doing this race. Like a few others, I was filling in time while my husband did the marathon. Impressed by organisation and the number of (clean!with paper and handwash!) portaloos at the start area. NB - the start is a long walk from the finish ( we had booked accomodation close by with finish in mind)and there is no public transport to speak of at this time on a Sunday - had to pay for a taxi to get me there. Shuttle bus from finish are TO the start would have been a nice touch.Managed to aggravate an injury so not quite a PB but a decent goody bag, great weather and Inverness City Centre (around the finish area)is beautiful! Date of review: October 10, 2013
In short: A small, friendly, value-for-money 10K - well worth the trip! In full: This was my 9th (ever) 10k and I found it by far the toughest due to a hot sunny morning,some rather challenging hills and quirky countryside features en route. Welcome downhill section for the last couple of kilometres though. Medal, no goody bag but you are given a voucher at registration that entitles you to a bacon roll and a cuppa (or cold drink and filled roll) in the school canteen afterwards. Much appreciated!Fun run for the kids a nice touch too. Would do it again - might give the half marathon a go next year. Never say never again... Date of review: June 20, 2013
In short: Well organised, friendly race - the hills just make it interesting! In full: First time doing this race ( I am fairly new to this running malarky) but really enjoyed it - despite the undulating route. Weather and enthusiastic support along the way helped. Will be back next year to try to improve on my time! Date of review: April 25, 2012