I did this race in March with my brother - it was his first race ever. I had planned to run it as a training run for a half marathon, but had been injured so decided to just run for fun. It was a beaufitul day, and the race was very well organised. The marshalls were all incredible, cheering all of the runners on (I think they must have had practice at parkrun!), and the course itself was really lovely. I loved the fact that it was a small field, it made it feel much more personal and enjoyable than some big races.
I thoroughly enjoyed the run, and the goody bag at the end was great - a fun medal, and some awesome snacks and drinks. It was an all round excellent experience, and I'm definitely planning to do another!
Posted on 20.05.18
This is the seciond time I've taken part in the 10k having found it to be a perfect route through a beautiful park. It feels completely safe and unlike the half marathon it stays inside the park.
You don't tend to get many supporters for this event but I'm fine with that as the marshalls are first class and give great support themselves.
The course is quite challenging however quite forgiving for any racing mistakes that you make on any part of it. It's so undulating that you can make up for any mistakes you made before and get your beat back.
If you want to try a 10k for the first time then this is the one for you.
Posted on 11.03.18