In short: Challenging second half to the course. In full: After many months of banter/abuse from the Stockport Harriers crowd I finally arrived to run their race.
After a small delay due to people arriving at the last minute to collect their numbers, (if I could get there on time (50+ miles) why can't more local people), off we went with 2 laps of the track and around the park. I didn't care much for the next section as I'm not a big fan of running around estates but hey! can you expect for a town centre based run.
Got to the 5 mile mark in a reasonable time, having completed one of the so called "hills", thinking this would be an easy PB. How wrong I was. Up a long drag (not actually all that steep) to then level off for a short bit before going further up a steeper but shorter hill. It was the second bit that did for me.
Anyway, I carried on along the now undulating course determined to "run" the whole way. Well that was another mistake. By the 9 mile marker I was ready for collapsing in a heap but carried on now walk/jogging to post my slowest mile split by a good 5 minutes.
I finished 10 minutes quicker than my target time so I am a very happy bunny, but next year, now I know the course, I shall be back to beat Bikerchick.
Thnks to all who were involved in the Stockport 10. Date of review: December 11, 2007
In short: Flat course, well organised, brilliant support., pb potential. In full: I don't normally say too many good things about LERC (local rivals and all that) but I do have to say that once again they put on an excellent race. They even got the weather right this year.
Thanks to all involved, I shall be back next year to challenge my 5 mile pb which I set in 1998 according to the previous race results displayed in the sports hall.
To all LERC members, beware Erewash on Wednesday, the Muzz is nearly back to his best. LOL. Date of review: June 10, 2007
In short: Excellent race spoilt by the weather In full: Agree with everyone about the heat, it takes away the PB potential. Not sure about a second water station but a sponge station at the Fox would have been ideal. Date of review: July 17, 2005
In short: Why only small shirts after an hour. In full: I used to recommend this race to newbies but no more. The organisation is going backwards. Starting late (yet again) and no larger t-shirts for the slower runners were both complaints from two years ago. Both problems seemed to have been sorted out last year but alas this year was once again abysmal.
It really does not help to be told to run faster to get a larger t-shirt. If you only want slower skinny runners to enter then state so on the entry forms. Date of review: May 14, 2005