In short: Great scenery and well organised In full: Did the marathon. Well organised with plenty of Marshall's and good signs.lovely run with good scenery.Medal was good. Only two slight critisisms. Would have liked a distinctive medal for the marathon or at least a different ribbon stating it was for the marathon. And more loos at the start next year please! Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: more bad than good In full: The Good:run on city roads, nice tee, chip timed, stadium finish. The Bad:obviously organised by non-runners. I got caught in that 1hr 20 wait on Monday for my race pack on my hour lunch break-thanks!!!!(first sign of things to come), no pre-race maps and just got a quick print out of some basic points with lots of glossy advert leaflets, long queue for toilet, poor signage, queue for baggage when it was found, no marshals to help direct, some looney on the lorry saying how to warm-up, "village" in a car park with vehicles parked everywhere, lined up then told to wait over 25mins getting cold, no halfway drinks left, no finish bag, no medal, poor atmosphere except stadium cheer for finish. Poor for high entry fee!
Anna - take a look at last year's event: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/ratingsall.asp?sp=&v=2&ugn=13333&en=80228 ...maybe we should have been warned! Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: Bit of a disastrous city event In full: The organisation was bit better today compared to the race pack debacle however it isl not worth doing again. The car parking was an improvement on the farce last year but the atmosphere was dull! No music, no entertainment, nothing for the kids except balloons and a warm-up far too early for my late wave start! We had certainly cooled down after the long wait. A simple ipod plugged in to some speakers would have done it!
The route was good and nice to see so many police back showing their support for sports events like the old days but for the 2nd yr, I didn’t get a well-needed drink at the drinks station as they ran out…..and there were loads of runners behind me who probably needed it more!
Once crossed the finish line, we were funnelled around in a good manner despite a crowd in a tight space (no pitch invasion this year!)…..to be give a bottle of water………and nothing……and nothing. We did get a t-shirt when collectig our race packs but what an anti-climax! What happened to all of those freebies, toiletries and goodie bag???? At least substitute this with a medal! Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: Well organised, couple of evil hills, friendly, views stunning if weather better! In full: Road and soft trails, so a nice mix for the feet, scenic villages, good support from public especially considering the size of the villages. Jelly babies at most stations (always a plus) encouraging marshals, good signage re miles and direction, though any major change there was always someone there just in case. Roads generally single width so cars not that frequent, though any cars very patient with the runners. Can't really complain overall. PB doable, but may have to push it after the hills to achieve, though gaining one here makes it feel more of an achievement. Worth a go, I did the half so can't say how pleasant a second lap would be! Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: A hidden gem In full: A charming Parish race and if more participants could come along (not too many!) it would raise some funds and reward the efforts of all the volunteers. There aren't many 10k runs with countryside scenery as good as this on narrow roads and virtually nil cars. Well marshalled, good parking, nice village hall, great after food. One warning: the hills are very tough! Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: Great crowds In full: First the gripe - not enough toilets at the start. Great atmosphere though and really supportive crowds. More hills than i am used to but not too bad. Plenty of drinks stations and a couple of misters to cool you down. Some of the route was a bit industrial but the majority of the scenery was excellent - the hoe, barbican and saltam park, the latter was my favourite but maybe because it was downhill! Not cheap as you had to buy your t shirt sep but will def do again as course varied and crowd was amazing (sunny day may have helped mind)
In short: Well managed, attractive run! A must! In full: A really lovely scenic run, with some hills to make you work! Extremely well marshalled, great atmosphere! Unique medals! Well done Race Director, you did a great job! I'll be back! Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: Picturesque and hilly In full: This was the most picturesque road race I've done. The course was well thought out and included some challenging climbs. Overall, the organisation was good and I enjoyed the jovial atmosphere.
A small, silly thing really, but I appreciated that the digestive biscuits provided at the end were individually wrapped. Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: A Very well organised festival of running In full: As always Bungay have organised two very good races, the half and full marathon. This year they have added a 10K. The whole event has just gone that extra mile, with better medals (an improvement was needed here), a place for photos to be taken at the end and three very well supported races. Thank you and congratulations to all involved in organising this event and lets hope a decent amount of money is raised again for the NSPCC. Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: half marathon 1 lap tough and very tough In full: i did the half marathon today in 1h51 this was not a PB course it was hills all the way but i manged to do it non stop full marathon was 2 laps of course event went like clockwork marshalls encourgining us on will be back next year Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: Lovely local race In full: This was my second time running this race and it didnt disappoint. Lovely scenery, few challenging sections but overall a great event. Friendly for slower runners and great marshal support. Water, banana and chocolate biscuit at the end. See you next year. Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: Out of 4 10ks this year, by far the best one - outstanding! In full: Out of the 4 10ks I have run this year, this one was the best by a long shot - probably my favourite of all my 10ks so far. Really beautiful scenary, plenty of marshalls and signs, nice level of hilliness, very well organised.
Having the assistants hang your medal around your neck at the end was a really lovely touch. Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: glorious run in hyde park. well run all round In full: A great day in hyde park starting the day with this 10k. I must say bit was a great event with uplifting marshals and MC man. Nice warm up a b d baggage. Loads of stuff at the end. Having a picnic now. Well earnt dont you think. Well done to all involved Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: 4th and probably last for me In full: I do wonder if the organisers will cut back the distance next year? well they cut posting the race numbers, cut the size of the kit bags, cut the size of the medal. Such a shame the organisation of the race has declined year after year, having to travel to Brighton twice is a joke to collect race numbers, this may have been forgiven if the expo was worth going to but as like last year i walked in got my number and walked out, stands of unknown products and ridiculous prices, what happened to the days of leaving an exhibition with a bag full of free goodies and a smile. Who had the idea to reduce the size of the kit bag? they have never raced before,if it had been a cold morning a coat/jacket would never have fitted in them along with clothes, it was bad enough trying to get kit in there this was clear to see at the finish when bags on lorries had clothes spilling out of them, and the baggage lorries were a disgrace i waited over 15 minutes to get my bag. What happened to the huge medal that was always one of the things that brought me back year after year. Sadly the race has become more about profit than people and i will not be back, Paris for me next year. Date of review: April 19, 2015