Having chosen the venue for a race the organisers obviously have to make the most of it. Therefore if they wanted a 10k race it had to be 3 laps which is not popular with a lot of runners. The most disappointing things as far as I am concerned was the very poor quality shirt and cheap looking medal without even the year of the event. I realise you have kept the cost down but I think most people would pay the same price and just have a decent medal. The worst thing is that the results give no age details. We have to give our age on the entry form and it is included on the race entries list so why not on the results. Most of us have no chance of coming in the first three but it is good to be able to compare yourself with runners of the same age. At registration nobody mentioned the chips. Obviously if you read the race information before the race you should know you have to pick up a chip but at most races you are given the two together. When I got to the start I noticed two runners without chips and suggested they go back and get one. I hope they got back to the start in time. I feel sure that with a bit more attention to detail this race could become much more popular.
A coldish morning to do another 10k race, over 260 done now. A well organised race on a good flat course. Felt ok on the multiple laps. I would reccommend this race to my fellow athetes looking for a PB in the future. I will always support local races in the south. See you next year.
3 laps of the course was slightly dull! 24 hours after finishing, we are still waiting for the results to be published. Race numbers were only available to collect on the morning of the run - I would have preferred for it to be posted. So, in many respects, not great really, in comparison to other 10k's I've been in. Though, marshals, crowd & participants were all really nice & it's nice to race on the common without a huge crowd (the usual Parkrun held here is incredibly popular!). Overall, yes I probably will be back next year!