Exeter 10k

Overall Rating

4.2/ 5

72 reviews
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes

Anonymous
2020
4.5

Great local event

Course was a flat, pleasant, looped route. Congested for speedsters I'd imagine but fine for most.
Lack of toilets not great and a loudhaler for the start would be useful.... Most of us didn't hear a word!
Otherwise a really good local event, well done all concerned.

Anonymous
2020
3.3

Disappointing

No audio to start the race or to give out information, just a man (with not a very loud voice shouting) after finishing expected the usual people waiting with medal etc.. but we had to search out the guy giving them out.

I know it’s not big things, but these little things would have made such a difference. Especially after the long drive from Birmingham

Anonymous
2020
4.5

Good scenery, nice and flat.

Cups of water rather than bottles - lots of waste.

Anonymous
2020
3.2

Nice flat course for 10k fans

Late start, not enough toilets and poorly organised. We love Exeter which is why we chose this run. However, not really worth the 160 mile round trip. Read previous reviews after booking this event. Still a bit of a nightmare. Cramped, late start. Queued for ages for the loo. 2 toilets for ladies! Really?! Received generic medal (not 2020 specific) but no tshirt or goody bag, despite this being advertised when booked. Have to pay to park mostly. Enjoyed the run in itself but won't be doing again.

Anonymous
2020
3.2

Incorrect time and location information

The actual run was very good! It's a two lap course with 2 water stops and plenty of Marshalls. Chip timing and a nice medal! My issue was that when I booked this run I got an email confirming the start time was 10:30, when I got there I found the run had started at 10. I wasn't the only one as there was a group of us who all had been told it was 10:30. When I questioned this they just said there had been an error but didn't apologise or explain anything. They let us run but we didn't get our running numbers and so we weren't chip timmed (the very nice chip timing man who didn't have anything to do with the organisation was very helpful) but it was still a bit annoying and no apology still. We were at the back and it was all a bit disheartening.
The other issue was that the address on the email and the website have the same postcode and this postcode took us 30 minutes away from the start!! Again... There were a group of us all at this location so lots of us had been confused by this, this issue didn't help when the run was then half an hour earlier.
I rechecked my email afterwards incase I got it wrong but it definitely says 10:30.

I've done a few runs with mcc promotions before and they were fine so hopefully it was a one off!

Anonymous
2020
4.5

enjoyable

Anonymous
2020
3.3

Very functional event.

It would be good to see the event run more sustainably. There was a lot of waste in terms of water and plastic bottles, the water could have been provided in smaller amounts in compostable cups. Instead of medals a snack (fruit/chocolate bar).

Anonymous
2020
3.7

Great event need to get numbers correct for medals etc

My medal hasn’t been engraved with the event made me feel a bit like the back of the pack not catered for the same also the water ran out at the water stop.

Anonymous
2020
4.3

Really great first race

Anonymous
2020
4.0

A bit disorganised

No km markers
2 different start times on the website and email.
Disorganised at the finish. Could have done with a choc bar or banana,
Can’t see any results

Anonymous
2020
4.5

Scenic 10k route!

The water bottles wet every wasteful. Most people took a sip then threw them on the floor. More sustainable options would be better!

Anonymous
2019
3.2

Well organised but a bit lacking in atmosphere.

I assume the late change of course was unavoidable. Having 2 large loops on a fairly narrow path was, at times, a bit cramped and caused obstruction to walkers and riders. A shame that the route couldnt be looped around the other side of the canal. However, well done for efficient organisation and good marshalling.

Anonymous
2019
4.5

Nice flat course for a slow runner!

Not closed to public. Bikes ringing bells could be a hazard for both runners, bikes and general walkers.
Not that important but I didn’t appear on the results list - disappointing

Anonymous
2019
4.2

Enjoyed the race, thanks !

Would be great to have a better medal

Anonymous
2019
5.0

inclusive and good

maybe more volunteers to help ease the load at the end for the race director who was brill and really hands on

Anonymous
2019
3.2

Ok

Put water at finishing line! Not just after queuing for medal and t-shirt. Had to wait 10 mins to get a drink after running in heat. Otherwise pretty good.

Anonymous
2018
4.7

Throughly enjoyed this, especially as it was my first 10K

Anonymous
2018
4.3

Good location

Anonymous
2018
4.7

Great fun lovely views

Limited parking

Anonymous
2018
5.0

Great