In short: Arrogant attitudes, poor organisation In full: Dangerous race, distracted marshals who could send you anywhere, don't expect a medal/memento at the end, instead you may get some lip from Nicky, the race organiser, and sent on a wild goose chase. Rude people, bad organisation. Avoid at all costs. Date of review: November 9, 2014
In short: Super friendly race, well organised and great goody bag. In full: The friendly atmosphere created by all at Barton and District AC makes this race the brilliant event that it is. The course is challenging but first timers shouldn't be put off by a few hills. I also like the cooler weathe at this time of year as opposed to the many summer 10k's in very warm conditions. Get this race in your diary for next year. You'll love it! Date of review: November 9, 2014
In short: Well organised race with friendly marshalls and nice touches In full: A nice end of season run out with some interesting uphills and fast downhills. Well organised with a friendly atmosphere. Very good value for money-Runner's World take note, 10K's do not need to be over priced to be great. Nice touches at the end, bananas and cake were most welcome. The only negative is the water in cups, but this does keep costs down. Usefull goody bag at the end too, overall a very good race experience. Date of review: November 8, 2014
In short: Meticulous organisation, fantastic support and safe In full: Second time running this and it really is a superb event in every way. Despite the roads not being closed runners were safe. The marshals did a sterling job and I can't emphasise this enough. Date of review: November 8, 2014
In short: Fantastic, friendly and fast - In full: First time this year - lived up to all of the positive reports I'd heard. Number collection was simple, plenty of places to sit whilst waiting for the race to start/recover afterwards and 'entertainment' if the family have come with you. Well marshalled, well organised, the course isn't flat (it doesn't claim to be) if you like hills like I do its fantastic for a pb - I knocked nearly 2 minutes off mine Date of review: November 8, 2014
In short: Fantastic well organised race! In full: My first ever race so didn't know what to expect. Everything was really well organised from the start to collecting my goody bag at the end! Plenty of supportive marshalls and spectators along the route. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Date of review: November 8, 2014
In short: I've experienced a few 24 hr races. This one just nudged TR24 in to 2nd place on the priority list. In full: A superb location for this event. It has it all - nature reserve, far reaching views across the Essex countryside, Kent - looking West to Central London from the top of Ingrebourne Hill in the early hours is something special.
There's a test for the legs due to the mix of grass, gravel, woodland trail and tarmac underfoot. A few short sharp inclines get the heart racing.
The atmosphere was excellent and the encouragement and enthusiasm was in plentiful supply throughout.
We've expanded for next year and booked 3 teams in, adding to this years 8 we now have 2 x 8 and 1 x 5.
This event will form part of a trio of 24hr events for next year and of the three, this will be the highlight. Date of review: November 8, 2014
In short: Great Sunday morning race In full: 2nd outing at the Richmond 10k, enjoyed the 1st time, but 2nd even better great organisation on a perfectly challenging course, do at least one in the series and you will walk away happy Date of review: November 7, 2014
In short: Not what it used to be In full: The SHM used to be a brilliantly well-organised race on a slightly dull course - but good enough that I'd run 5 before this one.
But this year the course has changed to be more dull (more cycle paths, less park) and more undulating. It also lacks the really good stadium finish. The organisation too has gone from smooth to a bit chaotic. Only the great marshals are unchanged from last year. Some of this will be down to moving the race location and should improve next year. But unless the course changes I'm not sure I'm going to be back to find out. Date of review: November 7, 2014